News wrap-up: This week’s headlines: EKF Diagnostics launches new handheld veterinary lactate analyzer

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Check out this week’s headlines

Good afternoon dvm360® readers and happy first Friday of 2023! Everyone here at dvm360® hopes you all had a safe and happy holiday season with your loved ones. We have a lot instore for our readers in 2023, including providing you all with the latest news in the veterinary industry.

Here is what was popular this week on dvm360.com:

  • The global in vitro diagnostics company EFK Diagnostics announced the launch of the new version of its Lactate Scout analyzer, which is designed specifically for use in veterinary settings. The latest version will have species section for dogs, horses, pigs, and cattle to make it easy to use for both large and small animal practices.
  • Washington State University disclosed the launch of its new Veterinary Paraprofessional Certificate Program. Through this program, the university hopes to relieve some of the staffing shortage stress within the industry.
  • On this week’s episodes of The Vet Blast Podcast Erica Brandt (Mattox), CVT, VTS (ECC), shared 5 ways to successfully triage emergency patients. Then, Renee Schmid, DVM, DACVT, returned to the show to discuss what winter toxins veterinary professionals and clients should be aware of.
  • The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden proudly announced that its 9-year-old tamandua, Isla, gave birth to a healthy pup, making this pup the first animal born in the Cincinnati Zoo in 2023.
  • In the first news update of 2023 from our Australian correspondent Phil Tucak, he shared how Taleta Hompas, BVSc, MANZCVS (ECC), MBA, launched the VetLed Veterinary Leadership as well as what The Australian Veterinary Association has in store for 2023.
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