Elanco poised to acquire Bayer Animal Health

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 filings. If all…

Pet Tales: Coronavirus Cleaning Can Pose Danger to Pets

The hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes and cleaning products that people have been buying and using during the COVID-19 pandemic have caused a spike in calls to veterinary toxicology specialists. As people spend more time at home with their pets and more time cleaning and sanitizing their homes, the Pet Poison Hotline is reporting a 100…

FDA approves Clevor emesis drug for dogs

Prescription eyes drops are formulated to induce vomiting in nearly all dogs within 30 minutes. WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS IN JUNE 2020 A European pharmaceutical company has earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Clevor (ropinirole ophthalmic solution), an eye drop indicated for the induction of emesis, or vomiting, in dogs. The prescription medication was effective…

FASAVA 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress 2020 (FASAVA 2020) has canceled its annual international congress due to COVID-19 concerns. The cancellation was announced on June 19th in an email from FASAVA to registered attendees, the letter signed by Walasinee Sakcamdung, the Chairperson of the FASAVA 2020 Congress. “The FASAVA 2020 organizing committee…

WSAVA schedules a second World Congress in 2021

This year’s conference will stay in Warsaw, Poland, but take place six months later than originally scheduled due to the pandemic The threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the World Small Animal Veterinary Association to postpone its 2020 World Congress and schedule two such events for 2021. What was to have been held in…

VetCPD launches two-part toxicology course

VetCPD has launched a two-part online toxicology course running in July and August. Tutored by emergency and critical care specialist Susanna Solbak, the course will cover how to approach any toxin exposure in small animal practice. Comprehensive The course will also provide delegates with a comprehensive overview on how to recognise and manage the most…

PFMA survey confirms stable pet-owning population

Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association surveys 8,000 households to discover continued rise in ownership of cats and dogs, as well as top 10 pets. The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) has revealed the results of its annual pet population survey of 8,000 households. Data confirmed a stable population of 12 million pet-owning households in the UK…

Concerns Over Impact of COVID-19 on Pet Welfare

By Karen Pickwick Companion animal health and, consequently, welfare could suffer in the longer term due to the coronavirus crisis unless steps are taken, the UK’s National Office of for Animal Health warns. In its new report, ‘Covid-19 and Companion Animal Health & Welfare: Impact and Considerations for the UK’, NOAH looks at the impact…