Development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

Development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines   Robert Lo, Ph.D, D.V.M   The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been spreading globally, since it was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019 (Huang et al., 2020). As of 11 July 2020, more than 12.5 million cases of COVID‑19 have been reported in more than 188…

Cat food recalled due to elevated levels of choline chloride

July 14, 2020 dvm360 Staff J.M. Smucker has recalled one lot of a cat food brand because of potential health concerns associated with high levels of this organic compound. The J. M. Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled one lot of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns associated with elevated…

FTC approves merger of Elanco and Bayer

The $7.6 billion merger of Elanco Animal Health and Bayer Animal Health has passed an antitrust review by the Federal Trade Commission and is expected to close in early August. The federal agency issued the approval July 15 with the expectation that Elanco will divest three products: Osurnia to Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Capstar to PetIQ Inc.…

Breed-related disease: Dachshund

The dachshund originated in Germany as a hunting dog. Though its origins can be traced as far back as the 15th century, the breed’s development really began in 17th century Germany. Called dachshunds, which translates as “badger dogs,” these short hounds did just that—they hunted badgers. Their short legs, loose skin, big chests, determination, and…

Elanco poised to acquire Bayer Animal Health

John K. Rosembert Elanco Animal Health is closer to becoming the world’s second-largest provider of veterinary medicines, now that European antitrust regulators have conditionally cleared its $7.6 billion acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business. In terms of size, Elanco currently ranks fourth in the animal health market by revenue; Bayer is fifth, according to company…

Global Pet Expo Earns Spot on 2019 Top Trade Show List

BY PET BUSINESS STAFF Published: 07.13.2020   Global Pet Expo  ranked 49th on Trade Show News Network’s  2019 Top Trade Show  list. Honorees are all based in the US and are ranked by overall net square footage. Global Pet Expo 2019 totaled 360,400 net sq. ft. American Pet Products Association  (APPA) and  Pet Industry Distributors…

Bioguard’s Participation in 12th WESAVC was Rescheduled

The Bioguard Corporation’s participation for the 12 th East and West Small Animal Clinical Veterinary Conference was rescheduled on November 24- 26, 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic. Bioguard has been participating in the event every year and showcases the high quality veterinary products that we developed and manufacture. However, the WESAVA has announced the…

Ceva acquires ThunderWorks

Author: John K. Rosembert Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of the veterinary behavioural products Adaptil and Feliway, has acquired ThunderWorks, which is best known for its ThunderShirt range of calming pet coats. Ceva says the acquisition is a natural fit for Ceva’s extensive behavioural range and will bolster its Adaptil portfolio to offer a wider variety…