dvm360 product report: Boosts for your patients' ears, your teams backs, and more
In our latest new-product roundup, you'll find new options for otic treatment, help for patient transport, insight on the parasiticide market and a new company name for a known arthritic aid.
Aids for ears
VetBiotek has launched UltraOtic Rinse (0.2% micro silver) and UltraOtic Concentrate (0.5% micro silver, 0.5% climbazole and ceramide 3) for the management of otic conditions in dogs and cats. Both products are recommended for use in an ear therapy protocol under the direction of a licensed veterinarian. UltraOtic Rinse is packaged in 4-oz bottles and the UltraOtic Concentrate is packaged in 1-ml pipettes with 20 pipettes per box.
Mortuary Lift Co.
Vertical support for the team
Originally designed for the mortuary industry, the Stepper makes it possible for a team member to remove a body of several hundred pounds without a helper and without the typical back strain. A second set of wheels electrically grabs the next step and pulls the wheeled platform up-or lowers it down-eliminating manual lifting and pulling. A three-step hydraulic prop stand simplifies transferring remains from horizontal to vertical.
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How the parasiticide markets are ticking
The US Flea Control and Heartworm Markets study profiles the veterinary and over-the-counter markets for flea and tick products and heartworm preventives, including veterinary product sales and pricing, advertising expenditures, and new and developing products. The report, which has been published annually by Brakke for two decades, gathered information from a variety of sources, including published information, industry interviews and a survey of 300 small animal veterinarians and 500 pet owners.
American Regent Animal Health
New name for Adequan manufacturer
As of Jan. 1, Luitpold Animal Health is now American Regent Animal Health. Luitpold Pharmaceuticals Inc. has streamlined its operations by absorbing its wholly owned subsidiaries, American Regent Inc. and PharmaForce Inc., into one corporate entity. As American Regent Animal Health, the company will continue offering Adequan for horses and for dogs and further expand its product line, seeking new innovations in the animal health space to bring to market.