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The September Digital Edition 2019 of Veterinary Advantage Magazine.

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Table of Contents


  • Presidential Priorities

    AVMA President Dr. John Howe to focus on member needs, veterinary technicians and One Health during his term. Dr. John Howe, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, began his term as president during the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) 2019 Convention in Washington, D.C. His priorities will include: Communication within the profession and to the general public “Of […]


  • Long-acting 
Insulin Technology

    Dechra announces IP licensing and supply agreement for the development of diabetes treatment. Dechra® Pharmaceuticals recently announced the signing of a licensing and supply agreement with Akston Biosciences Corporation (Akston) for a patent pending, long acting protein for the treatment of diabetes in dogs. Diabetes is currently treated by daily injections; however, proof of concept […]

  • Zoetis R&D Incubator

    Zoetis establishes R&D incubator lab at CSU to explore immunotherapies. Zoetis announced it has signed an agreement with Colorado State University (CSU) to establish a research lab at CSU that will explore the livestock immune system and target new immunotherapies, with the hopes of “paving the way for new alternatives to antibiotics in food-producing animals,” […]

  • Covetrus Launches Covetrus Connect

    Company says new integration platform, Covetrus Connect, offers veterinary professionals an expanded menu of secure, permissions-based integrations. Covetrus wants to transform how technology solutions are built and delivered for the veterinary industry. One of those ways is by supporting “a vibrant developer community,” according to a recent announcement. Covetrus announced the launch of Covetrus Connect, […]

  • Elanco to Acquire Bayer’s Animal Health Business

    The proposed deal between Elanco and Bayer Animal Health would create the second largest animal health company in the industry. What had been hinted at for weeks finally came to fruition in late August – Elanco Animal Health Incorporated announced it has entered into an agreement with Bayer AG to acquire its animal health business. […]


  • Looking Inside the Lungs

    Dairy veterinarians are turning to ultrasound imaging of the lungs to spot-check protocols for pneumonia. As the seasons change, the risk of illness increases for dairy calves. As temperatures drop, young animals divert energy from their immune system and growth to maintaining body temperature – creating an opening for disease to take hold. There is […]


  • The CBD Conversation

    6 things sales reps need to know about CBD products and their veterinary practice customers. Chances are, your veterinary practice customers have had “the talk” with their clients about cannabidiol, or CBD. There’s a good chance too that they may have asked you about these products, and whether they have a place on their clinic’s […]

  • Cannabis Meds for Pets

    Proposed legislation in California would repeal a ban on veterinarians recommending cannabis meds to their clients. “No matter what the detractors and the opposition say, this is a foregone conclusion,” says Gary Richter, MS, DVM, and owner of Holistic Veterinary Care in Oakland, California, says. “Like it or not, cannabis is coming.” Richter has been […]