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New ANTECH Insights
The March 2013 edition for ANTECH Insights is now available. This month's focus is on Dermatopathology. Check it out here : Read More

APOP Survey Reveals 55 Percent of Cats, Dogs Are Obese
As Americans stretch the limits of their collective elastic waistbands, their pets aren't far behind, according to findings from the sixth annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey, released today by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). The survey was conducted in October and December of last year. The data from 121 veterinary clinics in 36 states covering 1,485 dogs and 450 cats, combined with 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association data revealed: 80 million U.S. dogs and cats ... Read More

Life In The Wild May Not Be So Wild After All
ScienceDaily — Domestic cats, wild bobcats and pumas that live in the same area share the same diseases. And domestic cats may bring them into human homes, according to results of a study of what happens when big and small cats cross paths. Initial results of the multi-year study were recently published in the scientific journal PLoS ONE by a group of 14 authors. The joint National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) Program... Read More

CAPC Launches Updated Website with Interactive Parasite Prevalence Maps
The Companion Animal Parasite Council announced today the launch of their updated professional website –   This updated website allow for instant editing capabilities, easier user navigation, and the ability to add rich media such as video and flash to enhance the delivery of information.   CAPC, an independent council established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people, brings together... Read More

3/8/2011 New Procedures at ANTECH Microbiology
What’s happening? New procedures have been put in place in Microbiology to improve our identification of Staphylococcal bacteria. We have moved from an 85-90% ability to tell HUMAN vs ANIMAL Staph to greater than 98%.  What Codes are being Affected? United States Test Codes:  M130, M020, M040 and M070.   Canada Test Codes:  CM130, CM020, CM040 and CM070. Is this because of Methicillin Resistance? YES. It is because of the sharply rising numbers of HUMAN Methicillin Resistant Staph (M... Read More


Researchers Cure Type 1 Diabetes In Dogs
Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), led by Fatima Bosch, have shown for the first time that it is possible to cure diabetes in large animals with a single session of gene therapy. As published in Diabetes, the principal journal for research on the disease, after a single gene therapy session, the dogs recover their health and no longer show symptoms of the disease. In some cases, monitoring continued for over four years, with no recurrence of symptoms. The therapy is minimally i... Read More

Diagnosis and Management of Canine Mast Cell Tumors
Mast cell tumors (MCTs) arise from malignantly transformed mast cells. In dogs, most of these tumors arise as primary tumors in the skin. They are the most common skin tumor in dogs, accounting for roughly 20% of all reported skin tumors. Signalment Breed predilection Any breed may be affected but certain breeds are predisposed, including golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, Boston terriers, boxers, and pugs. Pugs are more likely to have multiple MCTs at diagnosis (56% of dogs in 1 study), but these ... Read More

Man's Best Friend May Hold Clues to Cancer Cures
The aim of personalized medicine is to design an optimum cancer therapy after analyzing genes in a patient's tumor. Dogs, which have strong genetic similarities with humans, get many of the same types of cancers as people and have similar responses to cancer-fighting drugs. When diagnosed, dogs often have a shorter survival time than humans, allowing researchers to see if a drug is making a difference in a shorter period.  In people, it can take three to five years from the time they are diagnosed u... Read More

ANTECH Diagnostics® Announces Availability of AccuPlex™4 Test for Canine Vector Borne Disease Screening
LOS ANGELES, California, February 8th, 2012 – ANTECH Diagnostics, Inc., today reported that its AccuPlex™4 test, which detects heartworm antigen and the infectious agents responsible for Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis in dogs, is now available to all U.S. clients. With its combination of improved sensitivity and more informative Lyme testing, the AccuPlex™4 test offers veterinarians a compelling choice for canine vector borne disease screening. “The AccuPlex™4 test raises the bar for routin... Read More

2/6/2012 Vetstreet, Inc. Combines with ThinkPets, Inc.
Los Angeles - Vetstreet, Inc., a leading provider of a turnkey marketing, communications, and educational platform to the veterinary industry, today announced it has merged with ThinkPets, Inc., a leading provider of print and digital pet owner reminders and education and the publisher of HealthyPet Magazine®. Derrick Kraemer, President of Vetstreet, stated, “We are extremely excited about combining ThinkPets with our existing business since it will improve the products and services we offer to the clien... Read More

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