dvm360 product report: New food and new product claim for itchy pets, plus a fluid calculator and more


Heres our regular rundown of new and notable veterinary products.

Blue Buffalo

Wet foods for allergic pets

Blue Buffalo has released two new foods designed to help veterinarians and their clients nutritionally manage pets with adverse reactions to food. Blue Natural Veterinary Diet HF Hydrolyzed for Food Intolerance wet dog and cat foods contains salmon hydrolysate, a high-quality novel protein with a mean molecular weight of 2,000 daltons, as the first ingredient. It complements the existing dry formula of Blue NVD HF Hydrolyzed Salmon. BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator wet dog food is formulated with alligator, a truly novel protein, as the first ingredient. It is highly palatable and offers the efficacy veterinarians demand in therapeutic diets.

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Allergic dermatitis claim

The USDA has granted an expanded indication for Cytopoint, a novel monoclonal antibody therapy, for the treatment of allergic dermatitis in dogs. Cytopoint was licensed to treat atopic dermatitis in 2016, so it is now indicated for both conditions. Administered every four to eight weeks, one injection of Cytopoint works by targeting and neutralizing interleukin-31 (IL-31), a key protein involved in triggering itch in dogs. Cytopoint begins to relieve itch within 24 hours and provides sustained itch relief for four to eight weeks, giving the skin time to heal. It may be used together with Apoquel (oclacitinib) to manage intermittent flare of pruritus due to fleas, food or seasonal factors. For more information, visit cytopoint.com.

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Fluid calculator app

Dechra's Vetivex IV Fluids Calculator App is a free, easy-to-use tool to aid in determining fluid volume requirements for veterinary patients. The app provides assistance in calculating IV fluid requirements and infusion rates in dogs, cats and horses for veterinary professionals. The IV Fluid Flow Rate Calculator helps users generate a fluid plan by using parameters that assess hypovolemia, dehydration, ongoing losses and physiologic fluid requirements. Note that results are recommendations only-fluid therapy must be tailored to the individual patient's needs. The app is available for use on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

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E.I. Medical Imaging

Linear transducer

Developed exclusively for animal and livestock needs, the new L7HD linear transducer was engineered exclusively for use in conjunction with E.I. Medical's latest EVO ultrasound system. It has a 15-cm depth and higher frequency (5-9 MHz), offering an optimized focal position for reproductive exams. The L7HD is also ideal for use in bovine and equine reproduction and tendon and lung examination. Kevlar reinforcement with rigorous testing and design further ensure that the entire system can withstand the rigors of tough veterinary use.

Read more here.

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