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JULY 10th, 2018


FROM THE PUBLISHER

  • Vet-Advantage Blog Update: Know the Latest Surgical Glove Options for Veterinary Practices
    • Andrew Hurdle, Marketing Manager, Acute Care Medical, Ansell North America, answers questions about the latest options in surgical gloves, and the different considerations involved in choosing gloves. As a DSR, Distributor Sales Rep — you’re the best resource to keep veterinary teams informed on new surgical glove designs, features, benefits, and choices.......... Click Here to Read More.
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  • Quote of the Day 

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LIVESTOCK

  • NPPC: Tariffs hitting pork industry hard
  • Phytogenic feed additives usage rising
  • N.C. legislature approves hog farm bill
  • Wisconsin loses 54 dairy farms in June
  • Drought conditions increase in several states

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COMPANION

  • Chewy launches pharmacy
  • Community Veterinary Partners acquires two Virginia clinics
  • Bayer Animal Health and Mitsui Chemicals Agro sign global license agreement
  • Ventyv announces custom contract for NuEdge CONNECT through NDC
  • NFL team building dog park in stadium
  • Bovie Medical to sell “core” business segment to Symmetry Surgical
  • Ohio State vet school opening simulation lab
  • Some pet owners have pets tranquilized prior to holiday fireworks

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PRODUCTS TO WATCH

  • Norbrook launches Eprizero® Pour-on for Beef and Dairy Cattle

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

Vet-Advantage Blog Update: Know the Latest Surgical Glove Options for Veterinary Practices

Andrew Hurdle, Marketing Manager, Acute Care Medical, Ansell North America, answers questions about the latest options in surgical gloves, and the different considerations involved in choosing gloves. As a DSR, Distributor Sales Rep — you’re the best resource to keep veterinary teams informed on new surgical glove designs, features, benefits, and choices.......... Click Here to Read More.

Vet-Advantage Industry Calendar: July 2018  

Current promotions, conferences, events, important dates and more... Click Here to View

Featured Resource Update - Boehringer Ingelheim

View Boehringer Ingelheim's most recent Vet-Advantage Resource Update, Click Here

Price Index Update

Quote of the Week

“We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once." –  Calvin Coolidge

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LIVESTOCK

NPPC: Tariffs hitting pork industry hard
U.S. pork producers now face punitive tariffs of 62 percent on exports to China, a market that represented 17 percent of total U.S. exports by value in 2017, according to the National Pork Producers Council. China announced a new 25 percent tariff in response to U.S. action under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. That tariff is on top of the 25 percent punitive duty levied by China in early April in response to U.S. action under Section 232 of The Trade Expansion Act of 1962. U.S. pork already had a 12 percent tariff on exports to China. (The country also has a 13 percent value-added tax on most agricultural imports.) Combined with Mexico, which also placed a punitive tariff on U.S. pork - it was 10 percent from June 5 until July 8, when it rose to 20 percent - 40 percent of total American pork exports now are under retaliatory tariffs, threatening the livelihoods of thousands of U.S. pig farmers. "We now face large financial losses and contraction because of escalating trade disputes. That means less income for pork producers and, ultimately, some of them going out of business," said Jim Heimerl, president of the National Pork Producers Council and a hog farmer from Johnstown, Ohio.

Phytogenic feed additives usage rising
According to Bovine Veterinarian, facing continued pressure to reduce antibiotic use, particularly for performance purposes, some livestock producers around the world are turning toward phytogenic feed additives. These natural, plant-derived additives include herbs, spices, essential oils and other compounds intended to promote growth through enhanced intake, antimicrobial effects, gut health and feed conversion. Biomin, an international animal-nutrition company that markets phytogenic feed additives (PFAs) for cattle, swine and other animals, recently completed a global survey to measure trends in the use of those products in livestock operations. According to Michael Noonan, MBA, Biomin’s global product line manager for phytogenics, the survey results show approximately 5% of global feed tonnage is supplemented with phytogenics. Among survey respondents, 51% use phytogenic feed additives and 60% indicate their PFA use will increase over the next 12 months. Digestibility enhancement and antimicrobial effects of PFAs continue to rank as the two top reasons for the application of PFAs in animal diets.

N.C. legislature approves hog farm bill
According to the Charlotte News & Observer, North Carolina will place new limits on how and when neighbors of hog farms can sue the agriculture businesses next door. The state legislature gave final approval in late June to a bill that restricts nuisance lawsuits against farms and other livestock and forestry operations. The state House voted 74 to 45 to override a veto that Gov. Roy Cooper issued. The Senate voted to reverse the governor's action. “Overriding this veto and correcting Gov. Cooper’s unwise decision sends the clear message to our family farmers and rural communities that they have a voice in the legislature and that this General Assembly intends to give them the respect they deserve," Sen. Brent Jackson, a Sampson County Republican and farmer, said in a statement.

Wisconsin loses 54 dairy farms in June
According to Dairy Herd Management, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reported that 54 Wisconsin dairy farms sold out in June. That’s on top of the 78 that left the business in May. Year-to-date, 338 dairy farms stopped milking cows. Still, USDA estimates that cow numbers are down just 1,000 head from January to May.

Drought conditions increase in several states
According to Feedstuffs, hotter-than-normal temperatures and persistent dry conditions led to an uptick in moderate to severe drought across eastern Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center (CPC). The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that 30% of the continental U.S. and 66.4 million people are now being affected by moderate drought or worse. This is up from 50 million people and 27% affected one month ago.

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COMPANION

Chewy launches pharmacy
According to Pet Product News, Chewy.com has launched Chewy Pharmacy, a full service online pharmacy for pet owners to shop for prescription medications as well as receive helpful information about pet care, health and wellness from certified and licensed pharmacists. Last year pet medicine and vaccines made up a $15 billion market. According to TD Ameritrade’s study “Millennial and Their Fur Babies,” millennials, who make up the majority of pet owners expect to spend more on their pets’ health care than their own. With the launch of Chewy Pharmacy, pet owners have convenient access to a wide assortment of prescription products from reputable brands at low prices, according to company officials.

Community Veterinary Partners acquires two Virginia clinics
According to Today’s Veterinary Business, Community Veterinary Partners has grown to 48 locations after the acquisition of two Virginia clinics. The newest network members are: Pet Medical Center of Springfield, a three-doctor practice led by chief of medical services Barry Rosenbluth, DVM, and supported by Diane Howells-Nichols, DVM, and James MacLean, DVM; Shirlington Animal Hospital in Arlington, a companion practice to Pet Medical Center. Drs. Rosenbluth and MacLean also work at Shirlington. The other Shirlington veterinarians are Adrienne Hergen, DVM, and Amanda Snelgrove, DVM.

Bayer Animal Health and Mitsui Chemicals Agro sign global license agreement
Bayer Animal Health GmbH and Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (MCAG) have signed a global license agreement to advance innovative parasiticides for companion animals based on MCAG’s innovation and technology. As part of the license agreement, Bayer will develop and commercialize novel compounds based on intellectual property from MCAG. Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Ventyv announces custom contract for NuEdge CONNECT through NDC
Ventyv™ announced the launch of a custom contract for NuEdge members through its channel partner, NDC, Inc. The Custom Program for NDC’s NuEdge Authorized Distributors is effective May 15, 2018, through June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of NDC clients currently enrolled in the NuEdge program will be able to enjoy enhanced savings opportunities on Ventyv’s™ full line of disposable exam gloves. For more information about the Ventyv’s™ offerings in the NuEdge Program, visit nuedgealliance.com/manufacturers/ventyv.

NFL team building dog park in stadium
According to AAHA NEWStat, The Jacksonville Jaguars are building the first-ever dog park in a National Football League stadium. The Jaguars will debut their new Pet Paradise Park on August 9, when the New Orleans Saints come to town. Pet Paradise Park will be located on the south end zone patio of TIAA Bank Field. It will feature artificial turf grass and a 5,000-gallon bone-shaped swimming pool along with plenty of fans and misters to keep all the visitors cool. There will even be a veterinarian available if needed. The park will host about 250 dogs this season. Fans will have a chance to obtain tickets to Pet Paradise Park by entering a sweepstakes.

Bovie Medical to sell “core” business segment to Symmetry Surgical
Bovie Medical Corporation announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement with Specialty Surgical Instrumentation Inc., a subsidiary of Symmetry Surgical Inc., pursuant to which the company will divest and sell the core business segment and the Bovie® brand to Symmetry for gross proceeds of $97 million in cash. The company is retaining its Advanced Energy and OEM businesses, its facilities in Clearwater, FL and Sofia, Bulgaria, and certain intellectual property related to specialty generators. As part of the agreement President and Director J. Robert Saron will resign from his position with the company and the Board of Directors and join Symmetry following the closing of the transaction.

Ohio State vet school opening simulation lab
According to Columbus Business First, Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is set to open a lab in August that will let students simulate operations and exams on their animal patients. The project adds a 16,000-square-foot rooftop lab and office space to the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center at 601 Vernon Tharp St. "This will be a teaching space for our students, so we can give more hands-on (experiences) before they graduate," said vet school spokeswoman Toni Hare. "This is one more way we produce graduates who are effective and ready to practice in the real world." The project has a price tag of about $9.3 million, funded through the veterinary college and a donation from the Stanton Foundation.

Some pet owners have pets tranquilized prior to holiday fireworks
According to Oakland, California based ABC 7 News, with so many illegal fireworks expected in the Oakland area for the Fourth of July, some pet owners were turning to their veterinarians to tranquilize pets. “A safe margin is usually a half milligram per pound," said Dr. Eric Braun, owner of Skyline Veterinary Hospital. Braun said it's not for everyone, but some dog owners are asking for a prescription for the holiday. "Acepromazine--they're calling for their favorite sedative for their dog. It takes effect in about an hour and a half and lasts about six-to-eight hours," said Braun. "It's a mild sedative, and there's little danger in it, if dosed properly." Read more at: http://abc7news.com/pets-animals/people-turning-to-vet-to-drug-pets-for-holiday-fireworks/3705504/

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PRODUCTS TO WATCH

Norbrook launches Eprizero® Pour-on for Beef and Dairy Cattle
Norbrook Laboratories announced the launch of Eprizero® (eprinomectin) Pour-on in the United States. The product provides broad-spectrum protection against internal and external parasites in a convenient and cost-effective pour-on formulation. Eprizero® Pour-on contains eprinomectin – a proven macrocyclic lactone parasiticide that been used extensively in dairy and beef cattle. Eprizero® contains the same active ingredient (eprinomectin) and dosing regimen and has demonstrated bioequivalence in the target species to Eprinex®. Eprizero® Pour-on is available in convenient 1 Liter, 2.5 Liter, 5 Liter and 20 Liter sizes for economical per-dose application.  For more information about Eprizero® Pour-on for beef and dairy cattle, please contact your veterinarian or veterinary products distributor or visit www.norbrook.com.

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SALES

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Patrick Malone is a Business Advisor and Leadership Mentor and can be reached at 706 835 1308 or ptm4936@gmail.com

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