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IDEXX unveils new digital cytology service, expands analyzer capabilities

IDEXX Laboratories has introduced a digital cytology service that links veterinarians to over 100 clinical pathologists and enables them to receive results within two hours.

Diagnostics Equipment & Technology

Patterson partners with GVL for veterinary cloud platform

Patterson Veterinary has signed an exclusive partnership with software specialist GlobalVetLink (GVL) for the latter's veterinary management system.

Equipment & Technology Deals

SomaDetect bags funding to pilot in-line dairy sensor, eyes series A

New Brunswick-based start-up SomaDetect has received Can$3.9 million ($2.9 million) to pilot its automated dairy cow sensor technology across North America.

Investments Equipment & Technology

Benefits outweigh the obstacles for digital future of animal health

According to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the current world population is expected to increase by two billion people over the next 30 years to 9.7 billion in 2050. To cope with the demand to feed this ever-increasing population, traditional methods of agriculture or customary animal husbandry practices need to undergo a smart change, writes technology consultant Dr Kishore Motwani.

Equipment & Technology R&D

Review 2019: Is monitoring technology teetering on the edge of mainstream?

Monitoring technology in the human health space has grown exponentially, with wearable activity tracker FitBit reporting revenues of $1.51 billion for 2018. Adoption of smart wearables is beginning to grow in the companion animal health market, while similar technology is being harnessed in the livestock space. Animal Pharm analyst Daniel Willis highlights key developments in this area during 2019.

Equipment & Technology R&D

BioValence antiviral tech in feline leukemia virus breakthrough

Singapore-based start-up Biovalence Technologies claims it has achieved "a world first" in the treatment of feline leukemia virus (FeLV).

Feline Research

Moscow farm study shows VR headset boosts overall mood of cows

A prototype of a virtual reality (VR) headset tested in Russia has shown to improve the emotional mood of cows.

Bovine Equipment & Technology

Merck bulks up tech offering with acquisition of Icelandic aquaculture firm

Merck Animal Health has continued to make acquisitions in the technology space, with its latest deal targeting an Icelandic fish counting expert.

Merck MSD Animal Health M&A

Kyoritsu Seiyaku takes first step into digital health realm with VRAINERS

Japan's leading animal health business has developed and launched its first platform in the area of digital technology.

Japan Companion Animals

Cross-industry study looks at AI technologies to boost animal welfare

A long-term study by animal health specialists will use sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) to aid sustainable livestock production.

Equipment & Technology Food Animals

Lallemand, Dendris collaborating on biochip monitoring tool for ruminants

Lallemand Animal Nutrition has signed an R&D agreement with French biotechnology firm Dendris.

Deals R&D

Vetoquinol to take Klox fluorescent technology global through license deal

Vetoquinol has secured an exclusive global license to fluorescence technology developed by Klox Technologies.

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