Purina Animal Nutrition recalls 4 feed brands

March 10, 2020 dvm360 Staff The voluntary recall was prompted by elevated calcium levels in several lots of chicken, turkey and rabbit feed. The FDA has announced the recall of four Purina Animal Nutrition feed products due to elevated calcium levels. According to the FDA notice, customers have said that the affected products may have…

CAPC’s role in heartworm prevalence tracking and guidance

March 20, 2020 dvm360 Staff This independent organization is at the forefront of heartworm disease monitoring. Michael Pettigrew / stock.adobe.com The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) has served as a timely, credible and accurate provider of information about the prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections since 2002. As an independent, nonprofit organization…

First diagnostic test for canine IBD coming soon

photo: penyushkin / stock.adobe.com dvm360 Staff The noninvasive and cost-effective tool will help veterinarians identify the cause of canine chronic enteropathy and monitor a dog’s response to treatment over time. Antech Diagnostics (part of Mars Petcare) has announced the completion of its final study of a new blood test for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Chronic…

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Is an FIP treatment close at hand?

When it comes to developing a vaccine for feline infectious peritonitis, things are a bit complex to say the least March 5, 2020 By Steve Dale In his 1991 book, Feline Husbandry: Diseases and Management in the Multiple-cat Environment, Pedersen offered no information regarding a treatment for FIP. “How could we? There was none. We didn’t…

Independent veterinary laboratories face extinction

  Zoetis grows diagnostics franchise with Ethos; Idexx shutters Marshfield satellites February 21, 2020 By Jennifer Fiala A number of regional, independent reference laboratories catering to US veterinarians have sold in recent months to national corporations, each jockeying for market share in a $ 2.6 billion industry that  analysts predict  will generate double-digit growth from…

Antibiotics discovered that kill bacteria in a new way

Lab technician holding a Petri dish (stock image).   Credit: © angellodeco /  Adobe Stock   Date: February 12, 2020 Source: McMaster University   Summary: A new group of antibiotics with a unique approach to attacking bacteria has been discovered, making it a promising clinical candidate in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.   The newly-found corbomycin…

Clinical trial aims to treat canine pancreatitis

ISK seeks participants for a study to identify ACP treatments targeting an affected dog’s LFA-1 pathway February 6, 2020 The first treatment option for acute canine pancreatitis (ACP) may soon be a reality. Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha and its US subsidiary, ISK Animal Health (known collectively as “ISK”), along with trial partner, AlcheraBio, are seeking clinics…