Today’s Veterinary News
ZOETIS RECEIVES A CONDITIONAL LICENSE FROM USDA FOR CANINE ATOPIC DERMATITIS IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICZoetis, Inc announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted the company a conditional license for Canine Atopic Dermatitis Immunotherapeutic, an antibody therapy to help reduce clinical signs associated with atopic dermatitis in dogs. The therapy contains an antibody that specifically targets and neutralizes interleukin-31 (IL-31), a key protein that is responsible for sending the itch signal to the brain. This new therapy will be available in a ready-to-use, sterile liquid administered as a once-monthly subcutaneous injection. Zoetis will make Canine Atopic Dermatitis Immunotherapeutic available primarily to veterinary dermatology specialists late in 2015. For more information, visit zoetis.com.
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ELANCO EXPANDS SURGICAL & PAIN PORTFOLIO IN VETERINARY MARKETElanco Animal Health announced it has reached an exclusive agreement to market a leading line of 300 veterinary sutures made by Ethicon, Inc. In addition, Elanco has announced that it is stepping up its veterinary education programs on pain management and surgery by scheduling scientific symposia at veterinary meetings. Since the acquisition of Novartis Animal Health’s analgesic line, Elanco’s pain and surgical portfolio now includes the following: Deramaxx (deracoxib), Onsior (robenacoxib), Recuvyra (fentanyl), Adequan Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), VETSPON absorbable hemostatic gelatin sponges, and Ethicon suture products. For more information, visit elanco.com.
BANFIELD FOUNDATION LAUNCHED WITH INAUGURAL GRANT OF $200,000The Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has launched with an inaugural $200,000 commitment over three years to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), in support of its Our Oath in Action initiative. AVMF is the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Our Oath in Action program connects members of the veterinary profession with volunteer opportunities in their communities. As of the launch, the Banfield Foundation will initially focus on growing two specific programs—Pet Advocacy and Veterinary Assistance grants. Learn more about the Banfield Foundation at BanfieldFoundation.org.
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