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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…

The WSAVA 2021 World Congress goes hybrid

This new hybrid conference model will allow delegates with travel restrictions a chance to engage online and those who can make the trip, face-to-face interaction. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) recently announced that its World Congress, planned in partnership with the Federation of Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), will be a hybrid event.…

Covetrus now majority owner of Veterinary Study Groups

Covetrus has acquired majority ownership of Veterinary Study Groups Inc. (VSG), a privately held corporation that brings together independent practice owners to share ideas and strategies to support their respective businesses. The purchase, which was completed Wednesday, extends the consolidation trend in veterinary medicine, as public companies and private equity firms absorb clinics and other…

Lawsuit accuses Antech of monopolistic behavior

By Edie Lau Case spotlights exclusive contracts for veterinary diagnostic laboratory services Antech, one of the world’s largest veterinary diagnostic laboratories, is known among veterinarians as being litigious, a reputation earned from years of lawsuits against private practitioners involving business contract disputes. In a role-reversing case in California, the plaintiff has become the defendant. Dr.…

The Polish pet market in 2020

The pet market in Poland is one of the largest in the Central-Eastern European region. Since the late 90s, it has been growing at around 4-5% per year, based on historic sales at traditional pet shops and the growing role of e -commerce. Traditional retail Poland is a Mid-Eastern European country with a population of…