Global Pet Expo 2021 Confirms Show Dates

Global Pet Expo 2021 Confirms Show Dates   Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals.   Pet Business Staff Nov 3, 2020   Global Pet Expo, presented by American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), will be taking place during the scheduled show dates, March 24–26,…

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Purina Reveals Leadership Changes

Pet Staff The company is transitioning its leaders to appoint a new chairman and a new CEO. Nestle Purina’s current CEO,  Joseph R. Sivewright, will transition to become the company’s chairman on January 1, 2021; succeeding Sivewright will be Nina Leigh Krueger, who will become the CEO and president of Nestlé Purina PetCare for the Americas. …

Revert back to pre-pandemic heartworm practices

As practices resume routine wellness checks, veterinarians should ensure patients are protected from parasites, AHS says While the COVID pandemic is not yet over, for veterinarians, it continues to be “business as usual” for heartworm prevention. This is according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), which has updated recommendations regarding heartworm management amidst the pandemic.…

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Joint lubricant could signal canine OA

Heightened levels of lubricin might be a warning sign of joint disease   October 15, 2020 Canine and human osteoarthritis (OA) might soon see improved diagnostics and treatment methods. A newly published interdisciplinary study out of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) says heightened levels of lubricin, the protein that lubricates joints and is…

Veterinary School Applicants Soar By 19%

  The number of applicants to DVM programs through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service jumped 19% for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. Overall, 10,273 people applied to at least one veterinary school, an increase from 8,645 last year. The 19% increase compared with recent annual rises of 6% to 7%. The AAVMC called the spike…

Global Veterinary Diagnostics Industry

Global Veterinary Diagnostics Market to Reach $4.6 Billion by 2027 Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Veterinary Diagnostics estimated at US$2.7 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$4.6 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 8.1% over the period 2020-2027. Consumables, one of the segments analyzed…

Schenck Process to acquire Baker Perkins

Schenck Process Group has reached an agreement to acquire Baker Perkins. Schenck Process Group (SPG) has reached an agreement to acquire Baker Perkins, a leading global supplier of food processing equipment and aftermarket services for the bakery, confectionery, biscuit, cookie and cracker, breakfast cereal and pet food end-markets. Headquartered in Peterborough , United Kingdom, Baker…

First female vet elected WSAVA president

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has elected Thai veterinarian Dr Siraya Chunekamrai as its new president. She is WSAVA’s first female president. Dr Chunekamrai is a pioneer of veterinary practice in Thailand where she opened the country’s first equine surgery in 1996. She has a strong interest in self- and professional development and in…

Hatching poultry services in your veterinary practice

Companion animal practitioners can take poultry under their wing by incorporating into their practice medical care for these birds and by counseling clients on proper fowl husbandry.   Charles Russell/stock.adobe.com In recent years, chickens have strutted their way into the fabric of domestic life. Along with turkeys, ducks, pheasants, and other birds, chickens are embraced…