Category Archives: Pet Care

Norbrook’s Topical Closamectin Pour-On For Animals

DV Medical Supply pic
DV Medical Supply
Image: dvmed.com

Based in Southern California, DV Medical Supply distributes a full range of veterinary medications at wholesale prices. Among the companies whose products DV Medical Supply carries is Norbrook, which stands as the only pharmaceutical company founded and maintained in Britain.

Norbrook animal health products are sold in more than 120 countries and include the pioneering Closamectin Pour-On. This topical anthelmintic solution is designed as painless and able to treat and control infestations of parasites such as nematode, arthropod, and mixed trematode (fluke). Common culprits include lungworms and roundworms, as well as lice and mites.

Closamectin Pour-On is unique in its combination of ivermectin, which targets lice, ticks, and some worms, and closantel, which focuses on gastrointestinal roundworm and liver fluke. Its topical application makes it much less hassle to use than drenches or injections, and it is designed to save money as well as time. Norbrook products available through DV Medical Supply can be accessed at www.dvmed.com.

The 2016 IVECCS Shares 430 Hours of Scientific Programming

International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium pic
International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium
Image: veccs.org

Since its inception in 1978, DV Medical Supply has been a family-owned and managed business focused on selling medical, surgical, and pharmaceutical supplies to facilities within the medical profession. Based in Gardena, California, DV Medical Supply is a supporter of IVECCS, the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium.

Every September, IVECCS invites veterinarians, technicians, students, and guests from around the globe to this prestigious five-day event. Hosted jointly with the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (the VECCS), the most recent symposium featured 150 speakers presenting over 430 hours of information in workshops, daybreak sessions, and lectures. After the symposium, attendees could claim a Continuing Education certificate from the IVECCS website.

The 23rd IVECCS is set to be held September 13-17, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Gaylord Opryland. Registration fees for the 2017 symposium are already being accepted and members of the VECCS may be eligible for discounted rates.

RECOVER – Saving Lives through Veterinary Research and Education

RECOVER CPR pic
RECOVER CPR
Image: veccs.org

Headquartered in Gardena, California, DV Medical Supply is a family-owned company that has served medical, pharmaceutical, and veterinary communities for nearly four decades. DV Medical Supply is a member of the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (VECCS), which hosts the annual International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium and champions initiatives such as RECOVER CPR.

While the survival rate for humans that go into cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) is over 20 percent, the portion of cats and dogs who survive is lower than 6 percent. Advances in CPA interventions for humans are largely the result of standardization in medical guidelines and training, but for several decades, similar standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) did not exist in the realm of veterinary medicine. VECCS and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) partnered to advance the veterinary understanding of CPA through an initiative entitled The Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation, or RECOVER.

Over the course of 18 months, the organizations worked with an international group of 100 board-certified veterinarians to develop a set of best practices for veterinary CPR. The all-volunteer initiative conducted an extensive review of current knowledge surrounding CPR, then drew on this to create a set of evidence-based guidelines outlining proper CPR procedures for dogs and cats. The results of the initiative appeared in the June 2012 edition of the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, which provides a comprehensive overview encompassing the new veterinary CPR guidelines, drug dosing charts, and a summary of the research considered by the project.

International Veterinary Symposium in 2016 Takes Place in Texas

 

International Veterinary and Emergency Critical Care Symposium pic
International Veterinary and Emergency Critical Care Symposium
Image: veccs.org

Located in Gardena, California, DV Medical Supply offers cost-effective medical, pharmaceutical, and surgical supplies to health-based firms. DV Medical Supply participates in several industry events, including the International Veterinary and Emergency Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS).

The 2016 IVECCS, scheduled for September 7 through 11 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, has a theme of Sepsis in Emergency and Critical Care. More than 150 symposium speakers will cover critical care and emergency topics. Those scheduled to attend include veterinary technicians, veterinarians, and managers seeking the latest information on equipment, pharmaceuticals, and other instruments. Attendees can participate in training sessions that garner continuing education credit, workshops, and dry and wet labs. They can also visit with dozens of exhibitors.

The IVECCS also sponsors several special events and business meetings. Attendees at this 22nd annual event can partake in the welcome reception, the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care diplomate reception, and the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians member reception and pining ceremony.