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PARSIPPANY, N.J. and BUELLTON, CALIF. – July 22, 2019 – Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Platinum Performance, a privately held, nutrition-focused animal heath company. Platinum’s premium nutritional product formulas and unique approach to the field of scientific wellness for horses, dogs and cats will further strengthen and diversify Zoetis’ portfolio in the equine and petcare markets. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. Platinum’s flagship equine products include Platinum Performance® Equine, a comprehensive wellness and performance formula, and Platinum Performance® CJ, which delivers wellness and performance with...

Recently, I was talking to a veterinary friend of mine and mentioned how I am overdue for a haircut and a pedicure to which she replied, “sounds like you could really use some self-care!” I was so confused. How could that be self-care? Wasn’t just the minimum to keep up? And my questions spiraled from there. Was self-care even well-defined? Was it more than just a buzzword? Why does it matter? And perhaps, most importantly, is it even possible in the veterinary industry? Read more HERE...

Kinetic Vet announces immediate availability of the AmTech Large Animal I.V. Coil Set. Designed for large animals, the AmTech I.V. Coil Set is a new, ten foot polyurethane coil that delivers 28 liters of fluid per hour by gravity and allows simultaneous administration of drugs, plasma, blood and electrolytes with a quick, easy set-up. The AmTech Large Animal I.V. Coil set is sterile, non-pyrogenic and latex free. AmTech Large Animal I.V Coil Set Availability AmTech Large Animal I.V. Coil Set is part of Kinetic Vet’s commitment to deliver the latest product innovation. The AmTech...

Check out our Spring 2019 Newsletter which includes: a letter from our President, calendar of Events remaining for this year, Industry news, how to Contact Us, and much more! The online version can be found here. A downloadable version can be found here....

While the fundamental principles have not changed, the guidelines have been updated to reflect recent research findings and best practices. The recommendations for equine parasite control remain based on collecting diagnostic information and taking relevant biological and epidemiological aspects into account when constructing individual programs. It remains of utmost importance to routinely check anthelmintic treatment efficacy in order to make appropriate adjustments. View guidelines here....

Current topics in horse racing with Drs. Bramlage and McIlwraith The two AAEP past presidents and renowned surgeons recently discussed their views of the Santa Anita crisis, improving racehorse safety and the Derby DQ. Watch the conversation here. Santa Anita denies request to suspend racing The California Horse Racing Board has asked track officials at Santa Anita Park to suspend racing for the remaining days of the meet after the 28th fatality at the track since Dec. 26. The track, owned by The Stronach Group, has refused that request. More. Related news: Horsemen's groups support Santa Anita...

Zoetis Presents 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, DACT, recognized for advocacy supporting humane treatment of horses PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 31, 2019 — Today, Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, DACT, was named the recipient of the 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award. Zoetis presented the award to Dr. Lenz, in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP), during the AHP Equine Media Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Zoetis established and sponsors the annual Equine Industry Vision Award, which showcases an individual’s or an organization’s innovation and commitment to making a positive impact on...

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