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Today's Veterinary Practice July/August 2014 12 Today's VeTerinary news tvpjournal.com AAFP Releases New Guidelines, Video Series The American Association of Feline Practitioners (A AFP) and the Inter- national Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) have released the A AFP/ISFM Guidelines for Diagnosing and Solv- ing House-Soiling Behavior in Cats, en- dorsed by the American Animal Hos- pital Association. The guidelines may help clinicians identify the causative factors of house soiling and include a cat owner questionnaire that is cus- tomizable for clinic use. In addition, the A AFP will provide pet owner edu- cation with the launch of its new three- part video series, which highlights why it is important for owners to take their cats to veterinarians. For more infor- mation, visit catvets.com. IVERHART PLUS Available Again V i rbac A n i- mal Health is pleased to an- nounce the re- turn of I VER- HART PLUS Flavored Chewables that are effective in preventing heartworm infections in dogs and treating and con- trolling roundworms and hookworms. They provide a cost-effective, generic alternative in an effort to make heart- worm prevention available to more dogs. Paul Hays, CEO of Virbac, said he was "very appreciative of the sup- port of dog owners, veterinarians, and distributors who transitioned dogs to our product with added benefits, IVER- HART MAX Chewable Tablets, while IVERHART PLUS Tablets were not avail- able." Virbac products are offered to pet owners exclusively through veteri- narians. Learn more at virbacvet.com. New DEXDOMITOR 0.1 for Small Dogs and Cats Zoetis, Inc has announced a lower concentra- tion of DEXDOMITOR, a sedative and preanes- thetic. The 0.1 mg/mL solution is designed to be more convenient for veterinarians to accu- rately administer doses for dogs less than 20 pounds and cats less than 7 pounds. This will allow veterinarians and their staff to perform minor procedures that can be difficult to perform if an animal is struggling or resisting being held by staff members. Since DEXDOMITOR 0.1 is one-fifth (1/5) the original concentration, dose volumes can be more accurately mea- sured without the need for dilution. Sedation and preanesthesia protocols can, therefore, be tailored to the individual patient. For more information, visit zoetisus.com/products/dogs/dexdomitor-01/index.aspx. Zoetis Introduces Financial Management Service The Companion Animal Division of Zoetis, Inc has partnered with Fee Technology, Inc, of Aus- tin, Texas, to offer Profit Solver to veterinary prac- tices nationwide. Profit Solver, an exclusive small business financial management service, provides a simple way for small animal clinics and hospitals to remain financially viable. The program helps veterinarians and practice managers make ac- curate and informed decisions about how best to manage costs, pricing, and new equipment purchases. The patented technology allows practices to determine profitability based on their own specific circumstances and includes comprehensive training by Fee Technology consultants. For more information, visit zoetisus.com/solutions/pages/profitsolver.aspx. Feline Tick Panel Available from NCSU Diagnostic Lab The Vector Borne Disease Diagnostic Lab at NCSU-CVM now offers a Feline Comprehensive Tick Panel in addition to the Canine Comprehensive Tick Panel. The feline panel includes PCR testing for anaplasmosis, babesiosis, barton- ellosis, cytauxzoonsis, ehrlichiosis, hemotropic mycoplas- mosis, and rickettsiosis as well as serology (IFA) targeting three Bartonella species. Also, since a recent serologic survey on feline sera identified exposure rates of 1% to 5% per year for Ehrlichia and Anaplasma species, serological testing (ELISA) for Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Borrelia, and heartworm has been added to the Feline Comprehensive Panel. For more information, visit cvm.ncsu.edu/vhc/csds/ticklab.html. The Latest News in Veterinary Medicine Register for the 2014 ACVS Surgery Summit The ACVS Surgery Summit will be offered in San Diego, California, from October 15 through 18. The 2014 event will offer more than 300 hours of continuing education, includ- ing a broad array of seminars, 25 hands-on laboratories, cutting-edge panels, and the latest in research advances, as well as the opportunity to network with internationally renowned surgical and allied medicine specialists. To register and learn more, visit acvs.org/surgery-summit/.