Vet Practice News included a news story about the launch of Lipogems Equine in the January 2017 issue and how effective it has been in treating sports horse injuries. The story also included contact details and training information for vets wishing to accredit in the use of Lipogems
14 PRODUCTS VP JANUARY 2017
Rapid surgical level
VET Direct, in association with
Ecolab, has introduced Skinman Soft
Protect surgical hand rub, which is said
to offer surgical level hand disinfection
in 90 seconds.
It has a vitamin E, glycerine and
panthenol-based skin formulation
specifically designed to protect, nourish
and regenerate skin, says Leon Wright,
the firm’s managing director. “It has a
superior antimicrobial efficacy which
provides an immediate and sustained
For more information see www.vet-
Teeth cleaning gel
for dogs – and a
PETTURA UK, based in London’s
Fleet Street, has introduced Pettura
Oral Health, described as “a
veterinarian formulated supplement
for dogs which contains a patented
plaque-inhibiting complex approved by
the Veterinary Oral Health Council of
It contains caprylic acid, which has
anti-inflammatory properties and whey
protein isolate, which is said to help to
prevent chronic periodontal disease.
This gel is applied directly to a dog’s
teeth and gums to prevent “tartar
build-up and freshen the dog’s breath”.
The supplement is priced from
£24.99. For details see www.pettura.
A survey of 2,000 dog owners,
commissioned by Pettura, found
that 53% of dog owners have never
cleaned their dogs’ teeth although
88% recognised that oral hygiene is
important to their dog’s health; the
owners associated bad breath (76%),
tooth loss (67%) and inflamed gums
(65%) with poor oral hygiene; 11%
identified heart disease as a potential
cost of poor oral hygiene and 7%
understood the liver could be affected.
by new company
PBD Biotech Ltd, a company
specialising in novel bacteriophage-
based diagnostic technology, has been
The firm uses proprietary technology
developed at the University of
Nottingham that can be used to detect
the presence of mycobacteria such as
Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium
avium subsp. cparatuberculosis.
Formerly applied to the diagnosis
of tuberculosis in humans, the
technology has been transformed for
the veterinary sector such that results
can be delivered within six hours of
For details see www.pbdbio.com.
Canine OA product
back in stock
ZOETIS reports that Trocoxil, its
once-monthly treatment for canine
osteoarthritis, is back in stock following
a supply shortage.
The chewable tablets are used for the
treatment of pain and inflammation
associated with degenerative joint
disease in dogs aged 12 months or
Online videos on
DECHRA Veterinary Products has
produced six video presentations to
assist vets who are prescribing Zycortal
“Regenerative” treatment for horses
LIPOCAST Biotech UK Ltd, based in Cirencester, has
introduced Lipogems Equine, which it describes as an
innovative application of regenerative medicine.
It works by micro-fragmenting adipose tissue obtained
from lipoaspirates, through a non-enzymatic, mechanical
process using the closed system and disposable device.
Adipose tissue is harvested using a vacuum syringe
from around the hind quarters, after the region has been
anaesthetised by local infiltration with sterile saline and
The harvested tissue is washed in saline and gently agitated so that the
pericytes detach from small vessels and activate. These cells with the stromal
vascular structure of adipose tissue act as a local scaffold to maintain
regenerative activity for many months, says the firm.
The whole procedure from harvesting to injection is completed in less than
30 minutes in a stable; it promotes healing as early as 10 days after treatment
and involves very little requirement for drug usage
other than sedation and lidocaine.
Injuries and conditions successfully treated by the
company’s accredited veterinary team, led by Dr Tim
Watson, include: tendon injuries with core lesions,
desmitis (including chronic cases), soft tissue injuries
to the stifle joint, synovitis, early osteoarthritis, deep
For details see www.lipogems.com.
(desoxycortone pivalate 25 mg/ml)
for Addison’s disease.
The videos range in length from
10 minutes to 37 minutes and can
be viewed at www.dechra.co.uk/
NORBROOK Laboratories has
introduced Betafuse (5mg/g fusidic
acid and 1mg/g betamethasone gel),
a steroid-based antibiotic preparation
indicated for the treatment of
surface pyoderma, such as acute
moist dermatitis (“hot spots”) and
intertrigo (skin fold dermatitis) in
It is available in 15g and 30g tubes.
Support materials, designed to aid
compliance, include an instruction
guide for dog owners on how to
apply the product, a waiting room
presentation directed at pet owners
and CPD for vets and nurses.
Donations to Vetlife handed over at LVS
GEOFF Little, president of
Vetlife, received a donation
of £2,500 at the London
Vet Show from Mike
Brampton, MD of Thames
Medical, and Alasdair
Hotston-Moore of Bath Vet
Together with Peter
Dobromlskyj, they had
raised the money on their
recent Scottish Tour de Vet, a blood pressure coaching/CPD tour starting in
Worthing and ending at the VetTrust Conference in Stirling three weeks and 1,300
Vicky Gower of practice management consultancy Vet Dynamics is shown
handing over £3,000, the proceeds of a drive to raise funds for Vetlife during its
annual practice conference, to Graham Dick, the charity’s treasurer.