dvm360 product report: Equine education tools, high-protein diet, app journaling and more
Heres our regular rundown of new and noteworthy veterinary products.
Toolkit to host an equine gastric health event
Research shows that more than 60% of performance horses, 30% of pleasure horses, and between 25% and 51% percent of foals suffer from gastric ulcers. To help veterinarians provide a “gut check” for horse owners focusing on the risk of equine stomach ulcers and how to treat and prevent them, Boehringer Ingelheim is providing downloadable educational-event toolkits at gastrogard.com/vetresources. The kits include a comprehensive set of materials for hosting an educational event for horse owners focused on equine gastric ulcer syndrome, from invitations and social posts to posters and handouts. Two versions of the kit are available: one for veterinarians who offer gastroscopy exams and one for those unable to do so.
Two-way pet journaling
BabelBark, a digital platform that enables communication between pet parents and veterinarians, has launched a new feature for its BabelVet, BizBark and BabelBark apps: two-way journaling. This feature connects pet owners to veterinarians, groomers, trainers and shelters with messaging, medical status photographs, nutritional requirements, medication compliance and much more. Pet owners can document what's happening with their pet through both written notes and photographs in a journal format, which is automatically uploaded to their veterinarian. The veterinarian can review the journal entries at a convenient time without disrupting their current patient schedule. The two-way journaling platform is secure for the transfer of confidential medical information.
Pinpoint Pharma is a compounding pharmacy that uses inkjet printing technology (medicine printer) to measure exact doses of compounded formulations in real time and preferentially uses FDA-approved products rather than compounding from bulk ingredients. In addition to ensuring dose-to-dose consistency, Pinpoint offers custom flavor options, ensuring medications are tailored to the specific needs of each pet in a form that's easy for the pet owner to administer. Pinpoint's substrate-agnostic process means it can print medicine into or onto treats, dose syringes, tablets, capsules or any other form requested by a veterinarian, ensuring the accuracy of each dose. Compounding is also available for transdermals, gels and otics.
Summus Medical Laser
New identity, branding for K-Laser
K-Laser USA has announced a new company name, Summus Medical Laser. The move comes as company representatives say that its worldwide medical laser sales continue to rise and it offers new technology options, improved user interfaces and more advances in laser products. Summus' flagship class 4 therapy lasers-the Platinum Series-deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a photochemical reaction and therapeutic effect. Physiological effects include increased circulation, reduced inflammation, pain reduction and enhanced tissue healing, the company says. Also described as “photobiomodulation,” high-intensity lasers are being increasingly used by veterinarians and other healthcare professionals with a growing application for musculoskeletal therapy as well as cancer radiation and chemotherapy relief.
Diamond Pet Foods
High-protein diet for working dogs
A new line of high-performance dog food, Diamond Pro89 Beef, Pork & Ancient Grains Formula for Adult Dogs, was developed to meet the unique nutritional requirements of high-performance and working dogs. The 89% protein in Diamond Pro89 comes from animal-based ingredients that are rich in essential amino acids. The formula contains high protein and appropriate fat levels. With beef and pork as the first two ingredients, this advanced formula delivers the nutrition that sporting and working dogs need to build strong muscles, fuel endurance and minimize fatigue and injuries. The formula supports normal body functions, so it can be a dog's everyday diet.