New indications approved by FDA for topical treatment of tick infestation in cats

Both fluralaner topical solution (Bravecto) and fluralaner and moxidectin topical solution (Bravecto Plus) are now indicated for the treatment and control of Asian longhorned tick infestations in cats. Merck Animal Health has announced the new label indication for both fluralaner topical solution (Bravecto) and fluralaner and moxidectin topical solution (Bravecto Plus) for the treatment and control of Asian longhorned…

Parvo kills dozens of pups in Michigan

Despite initially screening negative for the highly contagious disease, affected dogs were later found to have canine parvovirus.   As many as 60 unvaccinated dogs in northern Michigan have died of parvovirus in recent weeks, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) reports. Concerns surrounding incidents of a mysterious “parvo-like” illness were fist…

Human-to-dog monkeypox transmission case reported

he first potential case of human-to-dog monkeypox transmission has been documented by researchers in France. The viral disease was declared a public health emergency of international concern on July 23 by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization. On. Aug. 4, the Biden administration declared monkeypox to be a public health emergency in…

Clinical Application of Renal Biomarkers

Authors: Autumn N. Harris, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), & Eleanor Brown, DVM While new biomarkers may help in the detection of kidney disease, it is unlikely that a single biomarker will be able to provide a global picture of kidney function or injury in an individual animal. idney disease in dogs and cats is common; estimated…

Robots to the Rescue of Animals

Animal testing in the human medical field has come at the high price of many lives. Could AI be the next step in product testing? Animal testing has resulted in major medical innovations, such as vaccines, antibiotics, and drugs like insulin, but they have come at a high cost paid by the animals involved. Additionally,…

Survey Results Released From InterZoo 2022

A survey about the pet trade fair revealed satisfaction amongst attendees. According to a survey from Interzoo 2022, held in Nuremberg this past May by Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft Zoologischer Fachbetriebe GmbH (WZF), more than 90 percent of survey respondents reported planning to attend the show again. The pet industry trade fair attracted 27,861 trade visitors from 129 countries and 1,328…