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FDA approves Semintra for feline hypertension

FDA approves Semintra for feline hypertension

Made specifically for cats, Boehringer Ingelheim’s Semintra is designed to provide safe, reliable, and convenient long-term control of blood pressure. It comes as a 10 mg/mL oral solution, offering pet owners an easy way to give their cat their medication.

Royal Canin releases Pill Assist for picky pooches

Royal Canin releases Pill Assist for picky pooches

Pill Assist is a veterinary-exclusive soft chew to simplify administering medication to dogs. The product’s soft texture can be molded around any pill shape, is available in sizes for small and medium-to-large dogs, has moderate calorie content, and includes vitamins and prebiotics.

WVC announces open registration for 2019 annual conference

WVC announces open registration for 2019 annual conference

Registration is open for the Western Veterinary Conference, which will be held Feb. 17 to 20 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The event’s entertainment includes a Grammy award-winning country superstar.

Five tips for improving medication compliance among cat owners

Five tips for improving medication compliance among cat owners

Kindred Biosciences Inc., is offering veterinarians tips on how to advise clients to ensure medication compliance for in-home care of feline patients. They include having veterinarians or veterinary nurses demonstrate to cat owners how to administer a medication while still in the office.

Elanco steps up fight against antimicrobial resistance

Elanco steps up fight against antimicrobial resistance

The company says it is focusing on three key areas of stewardship, including combating antimicrobial resistance through responsible antibiotic use, reducing the need for medically important antibiotics in livestock, and significantly investing in researching new alternatives.

Penn Vet doctors receive grant to target canine autoimmune disease

Penn Vet doctors receive grant to target canine autoimmune disease

Nicola J. Mason, BVetMed, PhD, and Aimee S. Payne, MD, PhD, have received NIH’s Director’s Transformative Research Award for their work in targeting autoimmune disease. Their research will look to evaluate a genetically engineered
cell-based therapy to treat dogs with naturally occurring autoimmune skin disease.