dvm360 product report: Low-volume vaccines, feline immunity booster and more

March 20, 2019

Heres our regular rundown of new and noteworthy veterinary products.

Merck Animal Health

Half-volume vaccines

Merck Animal Health has introduced Nobivac Edge, a line of low-volume vaccines with 50 percent less volume (0.5 ml) than standard (1 ml) vaccines. These vaccines offer the same efficacy as standard vaccines with administration options for veterinarians to meet pet owners' preferences and needs. Plus, reduction in vaccine volume results in faster administration and a more comfortable vaccination experience, according to company materials.

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Nutramax Laboratories

Feline immune support

Nutramax has launched Imuquin Cat, an immune health supplement for cats 6 weeks of age and older. Imuquin Cat contains NMX580, a combination of beta-glucan and omega-3 fatty acids, along with a blend of vitamins and minerals to support immune health. Beta-glucan is a naturally occurring polysaccharide that helps support normal immune function, and omega-3 fatty acids help to support a healthy immune system through their antioxidant potential and may support the nervous system and retinal development.

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Cloud-based telemedicine platform

Petriage offers a cloud-based B2B telemedicine platform that allows veterinarians to service their clients and engage them in the remote care of their pet patients. The service features a proprietary symptom analysis tool, in which pet owners are provided a recommendation in real time regarding the urgency of and need for seeking medical care for their pet from their veterinarian.

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Physical exam textbook

Performing the Small Animal Physical Examination by Ryane E. Englar, DVM, DABVP (canine and feline) is an easy-to-follow guide to successfully executing a thorough physical exam in cats and dogs. Nearly 1,000 color photographs demonstrate the individual components of the physical exam and provide picture matching for identification and diagnosis of abnormal findings. Divided into separate sections for cats and dogs, the book tracks the logical progression of an exam beginning with initial observations about the patient and how the patient interacts with the environment. Subsequent chapters cover the in-depth examination of each body system.

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