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10/Apr/2024

On Wednesday 3rd April, Dr+Vet was honoured to welcome leading veterinary ophthalmologist Maria Simó for our first webinar on Keratoconjunctivitis Seca (KCS) in dogs. During this virtual event, María Simó shared her knowledge and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of this common but often underestimated eye disease. Today, we can finally announce that the full video, with subtitles in English (and other languages automatically), is available for viewing on our blog and our YouTube channel! Attached to this article, you will find the direct link to the video so you can access it and deepen the knowledge shared by María Simó.

About Maria Simó:

Maria Simó is a renowned veterinary ophthalmologist with a solid background and extensive experience in the field of veterinary ophthalmology. Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, María has completed several postgraduate courses and works as an ophthalmologist at the prestigious Instituto Veterinario Oftalmológico (IVO) in Barcelona.

Contenido del Webinar:

Maria Simó talked us through the basics of Keratoconjunctivitis Seca, from diagnostic methods to the most effective treatment options, exploring in detail how to approach this disease in a comprehensive way.

One of the main conclusions of the webinar was the importance of not relying solely on the Schirmer test to diagnose KCS. María Simó emphasised the need for a complete and detailed assessment, as well as the use of additional diagnostic tools for a correct diagnosis, as without all the information, ineffective treatments may be prescribed. She also talked about the importance of referring cases that do not resolve correctly in order to fully evaluate them.

 

We thank all participants for their support.

The webinar on Keratoconjunctivitis Seca with Maria Simó was a great success, and we would like to thank everyone who joined us for this educational event. We hope that this resource will be a valuable source of information for all veterinarians interested in veterinary ophthalmology. Feel free to check out the full video and share it with your colleagues.

Stay tuned to our social media and website for more information on future of Dr+Vet events and educational resources!


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10/Apr/2024

Dr+Vet presents its new Guide to the Diagnosis and Management of Keratoconjunctivitis Seca in Companion Pets

We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest initiative: the Guide to the Diagnosis and Management of Keratoconjunctivitis Seca (KCS) in Companion Animals. This guide has been designed to provide veterinarians with a tool to address this common ocular pathology in pets.

KCS, also known as dry eye, is a disease that affects the ocular health of animals, causing discomfort and, in severe cases, permanent damage to the cornea and conjunctiva. To help veterinary professionals diagnose and treat this condition effectively, our guide covers a wide range of topics, from the pathophysiology of the disease to treatment options and recommendations for clinical management.

Some of the guide’s topics include:

  • A detailed description of the disease and its impact on the ocular health of animals.
  • Explanation of the different types of KCS and their clinical features.
  • Diagnostic methods.
  • Treatment options, from artificial tears to more advanced therapies.

At Dr+Vet, we want to assist in everyday clinical practice by providing valuable resources to help veterinarians provide the best possible care for their furry patients.

The Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Diagnosis and Management Guide is now available for free download on our website – don’t miss this opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills in managing your patients’ ocular health!

Click here to download: Dr+Vet. Guide for KCS for veterinarians


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04/Mar/2024

This event brings together thousands of professionals from the sector each year.

For the second consecutive year, Dr+Vet sponsors the Iberzoo-Propet AMVAC 2024 congress, the largest event on products and services related to pets, which will take place in Madrid from March 13 to 15.

During these days we will have the opportunity to connect with professionals from across the veterinary sector and share our latest innovations in veterinary nutraceuticals.

During this congress we will present a novelty in our ophthalmological range: RetinaeXL. The Retinae product has been part of the Dr+Vet catalog since its inception and now receives a new presentation adapted to larger breeds that suffer from hereditary idiopathic retinal degeneration.

Retinae XL: retina protection for XL dogs

The novelty of this congress is RetinaeXL. This product maintains the same formulation as Retinae but adapts its quantities to larger breeds, its recommended mode of use being 1 tablet per day for every 20kg (unlike Retinae which corresponds to 1 tablet per day for every 10kg).

Both Retinae and RetinaeXL provide nutrients to the retina, especially interesting in those breeds predisposed to retinopathies. Its main ingredients are Tagetes erecta (source of lutein and zeaxanthin) and omega 3 fatty acids that provide anti-inflammatory and antiangiogenic properties. These products also provide pets with Vitamins (C, E, B [B6, B9, B12]), Lactoferrin, Zinc and Copper.

Other product lines

In addition to our ophthalmological line, we will also be providing detailed information about our digestive and metabolic ranges, with the products Glyco, Flavum, Digestum and Colitum.

Iberzoo-Propet  serves as a platform to interact with professional colleagues and showcase our commitment to innovative veterinary care. Our team will be available to provide detailed information and answer any questions you may have about our products.

Stay tuned for updates and follow us on social media for more details as the event approaches. See you there!


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27/Feb/2024

On February 23rd and 24th, the XII Veterinary Ophthalmology Congress was held in Madrid, organized by SEOVET (Spanish Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology).

This year, for the third consecutive time, Dr+Vet is once again sponsoring the largest Spanish congress of veterinary ophthalmology, the SEOVET. More than 140 specialists in this field gathered to share impressions and learn from great specialists.

This year the pre-congress started on Friday with the presentation of Laura Muñoz (Founder and Medical Director of OCULARVET). This was followed by the first lecture on photography in ophthalmology given by Javier Esteban of Anicura Ocaña and then the second lecture on photography given by Raquel Udiz. Both talks provided the attending veterinarians with interesting tips to improve their imaging technique and clinical data collection.

In the afternoon the congress started with a lot of enthusiasm from all participants and attendees. During the SEOVET we could enjoy presentations given by Eva Abarca (HV Canis de Mallorca), Manolo Villagrasa (COV, HV Puchol de Madrid), Màrian Matas (Memvet de Palma), Paco Simó (IVO de Barcelona), Ángel Ortillés (Anicura Valencia Sur de Valencia) and Fernando Sanz (Visionvet de Sevilla).

The SEOVET management knew how to organize a truly dynamic, educational and entertaining conference where all veterinarians could learn the latest developments in their field and at the same time fully enjoy the company and gastronomy.

Dr+Vet had the opportunity to present directly to a specialized audience the improved version of our products GLAUCO+ and OCCULUS+.

Glauco+

One of our presentations was Glauco+, a nutritional supplement designed to address the progression of glaucoma in pets. The improved formula, which includes neuroprotective and vasodilator components in addition to citicoline, has attracted a great deal of interest from ophthalmology veterinarians who had long been asking for this improvement over the Glauco formula.

Occulus+

We also share the improvements in Occulus+. With the addition of key nutritional elements and an improved formulation with alpha lipoic acid, Occulus+ reinforces its antioxidant effect on the crystalline lens.

This year at Dr+Vet we have no plans to put on the brakes, so we are already looking forward to the next big event: Iberzoo+Propet. See you again at IFEMA Madrid from March 13-15!


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Maria Simó will be the first guest to the webinar cycle organized by Dr+Vet.

Dr+vet begins a new stage with the presentation of its training webinars for clinical veterinarians. The objective of these talks is to offer quality, enjoyable and useful training to clinicians interested in the world of veterinary ophthalmology.

In this first webinar, we will focus on Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, since it is a relatively common eye disease in daily clinical practice. We will answer the main questions: How to diagnose it correctly? What are the most effective treatments to manage this eye disease?

The speaker:

Maria Simó, a prominent veterinary ophthalmologist with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases in animals. Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2016, Maria has completed the BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Ophthalmology and has completed the ACVO Basic Science Course. Since 2020, she has worked as an ophthalmologist at the Veterinary Ophthalmological Institute (IVO) of Barcelona, where she works alongside Paco Simó, focued in veterinary ophthalmology.

Content:

Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) is an inflammatory condition of the ocular surface, affecting both the cornea and the conjunctiva. It develops as a result of a deficiency in one of the phases of the tear film, and in dogs, its prevalence reaches 0.4%. However, the qualitative form of KCS (also known as Dry Eye Disease, DDE) often goes unnoticed in general practice, since the results of the Schirmer test (STT-1) usually show values within normality.

A gift for attendees:

All those registered for the seminar will automatically enter a draw to win a complete batch of Dr+Vet ophthalmological products, which will include: Glauco+, Occulus+, Lacrimalis+ 30 tablets, Lacrimalis+ 75ml, Retinae and Lintum. This prize will be drawn in the days close to the webinar through Dr+Vet’s Instagram.

Webinar Details:

Topic: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca: Diagnosis and Treatment
Date: April 3, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. (CET)
Duration: 90 minutes (60 minutes of presentation, 30 minutes of questions and answers)
Speaker: María Simó

This webinar will be an invaluable opportunity to acquire new knowledge and techniques to address Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca in your patients! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from an expert in the field and get your questions answered directly.

Register now at this link We are waiting for you!

For more information, contact us at drvet@groupandersen.com

See you at the webinar!


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03/Jan/2024

This initiative will offer a series of lectures aimed at veterinarians in Spain and throughout Europe, with the objective of promoting continuous learning and knowledge sharing in the field of veterinary medicine.

Throughout 2024, Dr+Vet will organize a total of four keynote lectures, each addressing relevant and current topics in various areas of veterinary medicine. From internal medicine to ophthalmology, our webinar platform will offer a wide variety of topics to meet the interests and needs of all veterinary professionals.

These lectures will be delivered by leading experts in each field, who will share their knowledge, experiences and best practices with the audience. In addition, the webinars will offer the unique opportunity to interact with the speakers, asking questions and participating in real-time discussions.

The Dr+Vet webinar platform will be open to veterinarians from all over Spain and Europe, providing easy and convenient access to high quality veterinary education. Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge, keep up with the latest developments in the field or simply connect with colleagues from across the continent, our webinar platform has something for you!

Stay tuned for more information on webinar dates and topics, as well as details on how to register and participate. We are excited to embark on this new adventure and look forward to having you on our webinars in 2024.

See you online!


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14/Dec/2023

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a condition of the ocular surface (cornea and conjunctiva) secondary to a deficiency of one of the phases of the tear film and has a prevalence in dogs of 0.4%, according to the IVO.

Qualitative QCS is characterized by a pathological decrease of lipid or mucoid components in the tear film. This leads to tear hyperosmolarity due to increased evaporation. It is more common in brachiocephalic breeds and in cases of lagophthalmos.

In this study, conducted in collaboration with the Instituto Veterinario Oftalmologico (IVO), a comprehensive evaluation of different therapeutic approaches for qualitative QCS was performed.

Ten dogs were selected, including five brachiocephalic breeds, with a two-month follow-up. The selected patients had blepharospasm, epiphora, increased serous secretions compared to normal, or a combination of these symptoms at the first visit and, in order to be included in the present study, had to have Schirmer’s test (STT-1) values above 10 mm/min.

Cases with corneal ulcer and those under treatment that could interfere with the diagnostic tests were excluded. A series of diagnostic tests were performed, such as Schirmer’s test (STT-1), fluorescein test, break-up time (TBUT), lissamine green test, impression cytology (CIC) and OSA-VET®.

The selected treatment included the use of topical moisturizers and lubricants as tear replacements. In addition, Dr+Vet’s Lacrimalis food supplement, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, lactoferrin, vitamins C and E, Zinc and Copper, was implemented.

The results indicated significant improvements in print cytology, interferometry and tear film breakup time. There was a slight reduction in tear production, possibly attributed to decreased compensatory reflex due to hyperosmolarity.

Conclusions

This clinical case comparison underscores the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the management of qualitative QCS. The combination of topical moisturizers and lubricants with the supplement Lacrimalis offers a promising perspective in the management of this condition.

The clinical case comparison performed by the IVO provides a valuable contribution to the approach to qualitative QCS in dogs. We thank Drs. Maria Simó and Francisco Simó for their collaboration in this first approach to the use of nutraceuticals in ocular diseases in dogs.

You can consult the comparative of clinical cases here (in spanish): COMPARATIVA DE 10 CASOS CLÍNICOS EN PERROS CON KCS CUALITATIVA


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16/Nov/2023

Last week, the Dr+Vet team participated in the AVEPA SEVC congress, where we exchanged opinions and learned from high-level clinical veterinarians and at the same time we were able to share with them the novelties in our catalog:

Glauco+

One of our presentations was Glauco+, a nutritional supplement designed to address the progression of glaucoma in pets. The improved formula, which includes natural components and, most importantly, citicoline, has aroused great interest among ophthalmology veterinarians who had long been asking for this improvement over the Glauco formula.

Occulus+

In our participation in AVEPA SEVC, we also shared the improvements in Occulus+. With the addition of key nutritional elements and an improved formulation, Occulus+ reinforces its antioxidant effect in crystalline lens.

The response we received from the veterinarians who visited our booth was certainly inspiring. It fills us with gratitude to see how our products are received with enthusiasm and appreciation by professionals committed to animal welfare.

We thank all the veterinarians who came by, shared their perspectives and were part of this enriching experience.

See you at AVEPA-SEVC Madrid 2024!


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07/Nov/2023

Dr+Vet will participate in AVEPA-SEVC 2023, the leading event in the field of general veterinary medicine, which will take place in Barcelona from November 9-11.

During these days we will have the opportunity to connect with professionals from all over the veterinary sector and share our latest innovations in veterinary nutraceuticals.

During this congress we will present our improved formulas in the ophthalmological gamma: Glauco+ and Occulus+. Two products that have been part of Dr+Vet since its inception now receive a plus in composition, adapting to new trends and scientific evidence.

Glauco+: Nutritional Support for Glaucoma
Our Glauco+ product has been enhanced with the addition of citicoline, offering essential nutritional support for pets suffering from glaucoma. By providing nutrients to the retina and optic nerve, Glauco+ aims to aid in neuroprotection in cases of normotensive glaucoma.

Occulus+: Improving Lens Health
Occulus+, with abundant antioxidants in its formula, now features the benefits of alpha lipoic acid, enriching the formula to help animals with cataracts and support overall lens health.

Other product lines
In addition to our ophthalmological line, we will also provide detailed information on our digestive and metabolic gammas, with Glyco, Flavum, Digestum and Colitum products.

AVEPA-SEVC 2023 serves as a platform to interact with professional colleagues and showcase our commitment to innovative veterinary care. Our team will be available to provide detailed information and answer any questions you may have about our products.

Stay tuned for updates and follow us on social media for more details as the event approaches – see you there!
For more information about AVEPA-SEVC 2023, visit the official event website: avepa.org/sevc


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01/Sep/2023

Dr+Vet will attend the ophthalmological specialty congress

We are pleased to announce that Dr+Vet by Bothmen Pharma will be present at the ESVO (European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology) event that will take place in Rome from September 28 to 30 and October 1, 2023. This event brings together ophthalmological experts from around the world to share knowledge and advances in the field of veterinary ophthalmology.

During these days, we will be surrounded by leaders in the field of veterinary ophthalmology, and we will have the opportunity to present our range of ophthalmological products developed to address various ophthalmological diseases (Glaucoma, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, retinal degenerations, blepharitis and cataracts). At Dr+Vet we are totally committed to constant improvement and innovation in this highly specialized area; providing nutritional supplements to help manage these diseases in a multimodal and comfortable way for the owner.

In addition to highlighting our ophthalmological line, we will also have information about our complete range of products, with metabolic (Glyco, Flavum) and digestive (Colitum, Digestum) line products.

We invite all interested parties to visit our stand and learn more about our range of products and about Dr+Vet.


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