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…

Breed-related disease: Ragdolls

In the family of cat breeds, Ragdolls are among the younger siblings. The cats were first developed by breeder Ann Baker who wanted to develop a beautiful cat with a loving, gentle personality, and she started with domestic longhairs of unknown ancestry. Josephine, the foundation cat, was white with Siamese-type markings, and in her genes…

Alert service aims to contain deadly disease

Pet Disease Alerts notify veterinarians and pet owners of local Leptospirosis outbreaks Proactively protecting pets from a potentially fatal and highly infectious bacterial disease is central to a new offering from Pet Disease Alerts. The nonprofit group, established by the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), has launched a subscription service to notify veterinarians and pet…

WPA Reveals New Virtual Marketplace

BY PET BUSINESS STAFF Published: 07.02.2020   WPA365 will bring a new, immersive and virtual-reality inspired marketplace tailored to the World Pet Association (WPA) and SuperZoo audiences. Designed to offer real-time connectivity to vendors and retailers 24|7 and year-round, WPA365 offers exhibitors a collaborative experience – positioning exhibitors to have an extensive reach to buyers that can help them boost brand…

WSAVA produces vaccine guidance for Latin America

A set of regional guidelines to support companion animal vets in Latin American countries in their vaccination decisions has been launched by WSAVA. The WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group (VGG) has completed a four-year project to enhance understanding of diseases across Central America and South America. The new guidance provides evidence-based recommendations for the vaccination of…

Breed-related disease: Poodle

Poodles are believed to have originated in Germany, though they have been known as French dogs for many years. Their name is derived from the German word pudel, meaning “to splash in water.” Standard poodles are considered the oldest form of this breed. Their history of use as retrievers and water dogs led to the…

Cases of Fanconi-like syndrome still occurring in dogs

Alicia Smith was concerned. Her usually happy, healthy 6-year-old Pomeranian, Rue, was acting differently. Smith noticed early last October that Rue was constantly thirsty, drinking lots of water and needing to urinate much more than usual. When Rue, who would never pee on a hard surface, urinated on the patio, Smith knew something was wrong.…

A Review on Feline Calicivirus

A Review on Feline Calicivirus   Maigan Espinili Maruquin   Structure and Replication The Caliciviruses are small, non-enveloped, positive strand RNA viruses which infects a wide range of hosts (Sosnovtsev and Green 2003), which, in cats, feline calicivirus- (FCV) is associated with upper respiratory tract infections (Gaskell, R. M., 1985). The FCV is a naked…