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How antibiotic use in animals is contributing to antibiotic resistance
(Wiley) The overuse of veterinary antibiotics in animal production and the subsequent land applications of manure contribute to increased antibiotic resistance in soil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Your dog could help you live longer
Your pooch is not just great company. A new study finds that our four-legged friends could reduce the likelihood of premature death. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Puppy poo needed to monitor antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Researchers at the University of Bristol are asking puppy owners in the south west to send them samples of their puppy ’ s poo so that they can be monitored for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Using nuclear sciences to feed the world. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work? To start with, nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, and ensure food safety and authenticity, as well as increase livestock pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

5 things to know and UC Davis wants to know about your pets and cannabis
In case you missed it yesterday, the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine announced an interesting and timely study: The veterinarians want to know how you use cannabis to treat your pets' health issues. Now, here at the Business Journal, we've already thought about the possibilities for an anxious dog in our lives. And you're welcome to add your own suggestions in the comments on our Facebook page. Thinking as business journalists, we also look forward to seeing what may… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Steinhauer Source Type: news

Bristol Vet School leading the way to change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms
Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way to inspire and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms and in veterinary prescribing practices. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Dog Daze: UC Davis veterinary school launches survey on the use of marijuana products on pets
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has launched a survey to learn more about the use of marijuana products on pets. The survey comes as California prepares to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana in January. The city of Sacramento and entrepreneurs see the expansion of the legal cannabis industry, from medical to recreational use, as a chance to launch new businesses that could create thousands of local jobs and generate billions of dollars in revenue. "With the increasing use of medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Dog Daze: UC Davis veterinary school launches survey on the use of marijuana products on pets
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has launched a survey to learn more about the use of marijuana products on pets. The survey comes as California prepares to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana in January. The city of Sacramento and entrepreneurs see the expansion of the legal cannabis industry, from medical to recreational use, as a chance to launch new businesses that could create thousands of local jobs and generate billions of dollars in revenue. "With the increasing use of medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Taking blood using 'push-pull' method gets accurate results with fewer pokes
(University of Pennsylvania) A new study by University of Pennsylvania veterinary researchers has found that blood samples collected from an intravenous catheter using a special 'mixing' technique are as accurate as those collected via venipuncture, in which a needle is used to access the vein directly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UC Davis genome researchers facilitating NIH data commons pilot
(University of California - Davis) Researchers at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and Genome Center are taking part in an ambitious NIH initiative to make it easier for scientists to share research data and scientific tools online. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 6, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports two more outbreaks of virulent bird flu
SOFIA (Reuters) - A virulent bird flu virus has spread to two more regions in Bulgaria prompting veterinary authorities to announce a cull of nearly 8,000 ducks, the Balkan country's food safety agency said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Livestock-associated MRSAfound among MRSA from humans
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) The survey results show more frequent detections and geographical dispersion of LA-MRSA in humans in the EU/EEA since 2007, and highlight the public health and veterinary importance of LA-MRSA as a 'One Health' issue. The ECDC advocates for periodic systematic surveys or integrated multi-sectorial surveillance to facilitate control measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Livestock-associated MRSA found among MRSA from humans
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) The survey results show more frequent detections and geographical dispersion of LA-MRSA in humans in the EU/EEA since 2007, and highlight the public health and veterinary importance of LA-MRSA as a 'One Health' issue. The ECDC advocates for periodic systematic surveys or integrated multi-sectorial surveillance to facilitate control measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Loveland veterinary products company sees Q3 earnings, revenues drop
A Loveland company that makes veterinary diagnostic products for dogs and cats saw both its third-quarter revenues and earnings drop from a year earlier. Heska Corp. reported third-quarter revenues fell to $31.4 million from $33.4 million a year earlier. Net income fell to $3 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, from $3.3 million, or 45 cents per share a year earlier. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters First Call expected third-quarter revenues of $36.1 million and earnings of 41 cents per share. In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Stem cells conduct cartilage regeneration but are not directly involved
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) For stem cell therapy it has remained unclear whether stem cells are responsible for regeneration of cartilage damage or whether they trigger the curing. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna have now been able to resolve this. After injection, stem cells orchestrate the healing effect of endogenous cells but are not responsible for cartilage regeneration. The breakthrough published in JCI-Insight was enabled by preventing the normal immune response to the molecule required to trace the injected cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 31, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The advent of “ green ” cattle
Implications of livestock farming on climate change should not be drawn from aggregate statistics, reveals a study based on a new method of carbon footprinting for pasture-based cattle production systems that can assess the impacts of individual animals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Tampa's BluePearl Veterinary Partners makes national news after death of Instagram-famous French bulldog
A Tampa-based chain of veterinary hospitals is in the national news after the death of an Instagram-famous dog at one of its locations in New York City. Chloe the Mini Frenchie, who had 182,000 Instagram followers and partnered with brands like Milk-Bone and Urban Decay cosmetics, died after a stay at a BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York, her owner Loni Edwards wrote in a note. “We’re numb and heartbroken to share that Chloe has gone t o heaven. She was perfectly healthy this morning… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Source Type: news

Tampa's BluePearl Veterinary Partners makes national news after death of Instagram-famous French bulldog
A Tampa-based chain of veterinary hospitals is in the national news after the death of an Instagram-famous dog at one of its locations in New York City. Chloe the Mini Frenchie, who had 182,000 Instagram followers and partnered with brands like Milk-Bone and Urban Decay cosmetics, died after a stay at a BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York, her owner Loni Edwards wrote in a note. “We’re numb and heartbroken to share that Chloe has gone t o heaven. She was perfectly healthy this morning… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Source Type: news

Mozambique:Foot-and-Mouth Outbreak in Maputo Province
[AIM] Maputo -The National Veterinary Directorate (DINAV) of the Mozambican Ministry of Agriculture has imposed restrictions on the movement of livestock following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Maputo province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New genes on 'deteriorating' Y chromosome
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Decoding Y chromosomes is difficult even with latest sequencing technologies. The question which genes lie on the chromosome and where they came from is hotly debated. Using a new analysis method, scientists from Vetmeduni Vienna made a crucial breakthrough. They showed that genetic material in fruit flies is often transferred to the Y chromosome from other chromosomes. Although largely a result of 'accidents', some of these transfers create functional genes. Published in PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patterson Cos. Inc. names new president and CEO
The Mendota Heights-based dental- and veterinary-supply distributor has been looking for a new leader since Scott Anderson stepped down in June. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Patrick Rehkamp Source Type: news

Triveritas-Veterinary Product Development and Registration
Triveritas is a contract research organisation (CRO) providing regulatory affairs management and clinical trial development for the animal health sector. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Best Places to Work 2017: American Association of Veterinary State Boards
Kansas City Business Journal's Best Places to Work in 2017 (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

How the smallest bacterial pathogens outwit host immune defences by stealth mechanisms
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Despite their relatively small genome, mycoplasmas can cause persistent and difficult-to-treat infections in humans and animals. A study by Vetmeduni Vienna has shown how mycoplasmas escape the immune response. Mycoplasmas 'mask' themselves: They use their small genome in a clever way and compensate for the loss of an enzyme that is important for this process. This could be shown for the first time in vivo, thus representing a breakthrough in the research of bacterial pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Southern Veterinary Partners names two to C-suite
The growing Birmingham company makes two leadership promotions (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Domestication has not made dogs cooperate more with each other compared to wolves
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Following domestication, dogs should be more tolerant and cooperative with conspecifics and humans compared to wolves. But looking at both in more naturalistic living conditions, however, speaks for more cooperative behavior of wolves. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna now show that the wild ancestors are excelling their domesticated relatives in teamwork. In an experimental approach dogs but not wolves failed to cooperatively pull the two ends of a rope to obtain a piece of food. PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 17, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UC Davis raises $67 million for envisioned Veterinary Medical Center
University of California Davis has raised more than half of its $115 million fundraising goal, which will go toward updating several of the school's critical veterinary facilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

UC Davis raises $67 million for envisioned Veterinary Medical Center
University of California Davis has raised more than half of its $115 million fundraising goal, which will go toward updating several of the school's critical veterinary facilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

London experts warn homeopathy is 'quackery'
Experts at Royal Veterinary College London made their conclusion after reviewing more than 50 animal trials that revolved around homeopathy that took place over three decades. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel reagent detects memory immune response in vaccinated animals
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Usutu virus is back -- not only in blackbirds but also in humans
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) During 10 subsequent years no Usutu virus associated bird mortality was observed in Austria - contrary to neighboring Hungary. Last year Usutu virus was identified again in two blackbirds - and in 2017 already in sixteen songbirds. A research team of the Vetmeduni Vienna investigated the virus strains involved. In another study Usutu virus was demonstrated in seven human blood donations from eastern Austria, suggesting that human infections seem to be more frequent than previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kune Kune piglets possess social learning skills and have an astonishingly good memory
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Pigs are socially competent and capable of learning. But the combination of these skills, learning by observing others, has been insufficiently studied so far. Exact copying and understanding of demonstrated actions -- highly developed learning abilities -- could not be proven. A new study at Vetmeduni Vienna with Kune Kune pigs, could now show for the first time that pigs do learn from each other. The intelligent animals also possess remarkable long-term memory after internalizing a technique. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Superbugs now taking out pets as antibiotic resistance continues to spread
(Natural News) Veterinary experts have recently cautioned that infections associated with antibiotic-resistant superbugs have shown a significant increase among pets across the U.S. According to experts, veterinary clinics across the country have seen a significant increase in infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius as well as persistent strains of E.coli and salmonella. Reports have shown that clinics are now... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mine's a puguccino: pug-themed cafes and events 'irresponsible', say vets
Flat-faced dog breeds are prone to a host of health conditions, say experts, who warn that events may raise their popularity and fuel trend for unhealthy breedsA growing craze for pug-themed social events has drawn criticism from experts who fear they could help fuel the fashion for the squashed-nosed dogs.Flat-faced breeds, including French bulldogs and pugs, have soared in popularity in recent years, with data from the Kennel Club in the UK revealing that annual registrations of pugs alone rose from 2,681 to 10,408 between 2006 and 2016. The two breeds are now the third and fourth most popular in the UK respectively, wit...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Dogs Veterinary medicine Animals Animal welfare Pets Life and style Royal Veterinary College Science Source Type: news

Antimicrobial use in Danish animals continues downward trend
(Technical University of Denmark) The total antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease for the third consecutive year. This is one of the findings of the annual DANMAP report for 2016 from Statens Serum Institut as well as the National Veterinary Institute and the National Food Institute, which are both departments under the Technical University of Denmark. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virginia Tech study finds that healthy bacteria in yogurt may reduce lupus symptoms in mice
(Virginia Tech) Researchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech have released findings that explain how a type of healthy bacteria in yogurt and other dairy products might reduce disease symptoms in certain patients with lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Executive Profile: From the farm to the CEO table
Jay Price leading the way at a booming new company, Southern Veterinary Services (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Executive Profile: From the farm to the CEO table
Jay Price leading the way at a booming new company, Southern Veterinary Services (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

FastTrack 30: #5 - Southern Veterinary Partners
The Birmingham Business Journal presents its 2017 Fasttrack 30. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Derby veterinary clinic undertaking $2.3M relocation project
The new building is expected to be operational in June 2018. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

Party discipline for jumping genes
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Jumping genes, transposons, are part of the genome of most organisms, aggregated into families and can damage the genome by jumping. How hosts suppress the jumping is well investigated. Why they still can jump has hardly been understood so far. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna investigated for the first time in all transposons of the host organism, which properties and host environments facilitate jumping. They showed that family affiliation is more important than position. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People With Sick Pets Have More Anxiety and Depression
More than 90% of pet owners think of their dog or cat as a member of their family, according to a 2015 Harris Poll. While that close bond makes pets a boon to human happiness—and even, in many cases, to mental health—it can also come with a downside. New research suggests that when people care for ill pets, they have more depression, anxiety and caregiving distress: symptoms that are similar to how people report feeling when caring for sick relatives, the study authors say. In the new study, published in the journal Veterinary Record, researchers surveyed 238 owners of dogs or cats. Half of the animals were he...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Anxiety caregiving Depression Mental Health/Psychology Pets Research Stress Source Type: news

Welfare of zoo animals set to improve
(University of Surrey) The wellbeing of zoological animals is set to improve following the successful trial of a new welfare assessment grid, a new study in the journal Veterinary Record reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wolves understand cause and effect better than dogs
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) A rattle will only make noise if you shake it. Animals like the wolf also understand such connections and are better at this than their domesticated descendants. Researchers at the Wolf Science Center of the Vetmeduni Vienna say that wolves have a better causal understanding than dogs and that they follow human-given communicative cues equally well. The study in Scientific Reports provides insight that the process of domestication can also affect an animal's causal understanding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Candy conglomerate Mars buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B, including 1 in the Triad
Mars Inc., like rival Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. Virginia-based Mars on Sept. 12 announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. VCA has one location in the Memphis-area and five across the state. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA in a deal valued at $9.1… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Candy conglomerate Mars buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B, including 1 in Memphis-area
Mars Inc., like rival Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. Virginia-based Mars on Sept. 12 announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. VCA has one location in the Memphis-area and five across the state. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA in a deal valued at $9.1… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Candy conglomerate Mars buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B, including 15 in Houston area
Mars Inc., like rival Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. Virginia-based Mars on Sept. 12 announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. VCA has 15 locations in the Houston area and 54 across the state. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (Nasdaq: WOOF) in a deal valued… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Candy conglomerate Mars buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B, including 15 in Houston area
Mars Inc., like rival Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. Virginia-based Mars on Sept. 12 announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. VCA has 15 locations in the Houston area and 54 across the state. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (Nasdaq: WOOF) in a deal valued… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Trio of KC animal hospitals (and 797 others) sell for $9.1B
Three Kansas City-area animal hospitals are now part of a very sweet conglomerate. Mars Inc., based in McLean, Va., announced Tuesday its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. Mars, one of the nation's largest priva tely held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (NASDAQ: WOOF) in a deal valued at $9.1 billion. The acquisition was first… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Trio of KC animal hospitals (and 797 others) sell for $9.1B
Three Kansas City-area animal hospitals are now part of a very sweet conglomerate. Mars Inc., based in McLean, Va., announced Tuesday its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company, and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. Mars, one of the nation's largest priv ately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (NASDAQ: WOOF) in a deal valued at $9.1 billion. The acquisition was first… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news