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…

Elanco divests canine ear treatment in $135-million deal

The animal health company has sold the global rights for its Osurnia product to the UK’s Dechra Pharmaceuticals January 6, 2020 A major player in the animal health industry has just unloaded its proprietary treatment for canine otitis externa in an all-cash deal, totaling $ 135 million. Elanco Animal Health signed an agreement to divest…

Chew on this: New oral feline flea preventive approved

  Credelio Cat from Elanco has been approved for monthly use to prevent and treat flea infestations in cats. Jan 04, 2020 By dvm360.com staff DVM360 MAGAZINE Last month, the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine approved Credelio CAT (lotilaner—Elanco US), an oral product that kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention…

Protect Your Animal Companions This New Year’s Eve

To dogs, cats, and other animals, New Year’s Eve can seem more like World War III than a joyous celebration. The numerous fireworks displays that set the sky alight can make this night terrifying and even dangerous for animals. Many  companion animals  are afraid of thunderstorms, and fireworks are similar, with their loud bangs and…

Dogs process numerical quantities in similar brain region as humans

  Unique experiment explores canine ‘numerosity’   Source: Emory Health Sciences Summary: The results of a new canine numerosity study suggests that a common neural mechanism has been deeply conserved across mammalian evolution. Dog and chalkboard addition (stock image). Credit: © jivimages / Adobe Stock   Dogs spontaneously process basic numerical quantities, using a distinct part…