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Ketocheck™ – The Effective and Versatile Way to Detect Ketosis in Cattle

2020-06-12T11:55:35+00:00

Ketocheck™ – The Effective and Versatile Way to Detect Ketosis in Cattle

Ketosis, or the presence of ketones, is a metabolic state that leads to limited milk production, poor behavior and weight loss. Naturally, this could be harmful to anyone raising cattle for milk production, and treating it is easiest when it is caught early. Outside of a laboratory, ketosis can be difficult to detect.

However, Ketocheck™ makes diagnosing ketosis very easy and very quick. Ketocheck™ is a powder that tests for ketosis by changing a distinct purple color. By dropping milk, urine, or plasma from the affected cattle onto the powder, and waiting for the color change, one can easily detect the presence of ketones in the animal’s fluids. Results can appear in as little as two minutes after testing. Once the powder becomes purple in color, ketones have been detected. Only a small amount of powder is needed for this process, leading to one bottle of Ketocheck™ lasting for many different tests. A bottle of Ketocheck™ fits easily in ones pocket or medical bag and is ideal for use out in the field.

Kethocheck™ isn’t only cost-effective and is very accurate as it is 99% accurate for diagnosing subclinical cases of ketosis. This, along with its low price point and accessibility, provides no doubt that Ketocheck™ is a great tool for any cattle producer.

                                                                                                 Available in 20gm and 50gm bottles

Ketocheck™ – The Effective and Versatile Way to Detect Ketosis in Cattle2020-06-12T11:55:35+00:00

External Papillomas on Animals

2020-06-10T12:52:56+00:00

External Papillomas on Animals

455 Sovereign Court, Ballwin, MO | 888.506.3039 | spatterson@creativesciencellc.com

Papillomas, or warts, on animals are essentially benign tumors on the skin, caused by viral infection.  Although some warts may regress or disappear over time, many can become inflamed or infected. Papilloma virus cause an increase in cell division within the skin, producing abnormal growth while preventing cells from dying from programmed cell death.

Papilloma viruses can be carried by animals without displaying symptoms, but pets with weaker or immature immune systems are likely to develop external warts. These viruses can survive in tough conditions and are able to go for long periods of time in environments outside of the animal. Typically transmitted through contact, Papilloma viruses can also be transmitted through food bowls, toys, and beds. Viruses often gain access to the body through cuts, abrasions, or with the assistance of biting insects.

Dogs can also contract papilloma viruses. Although single papillomas can sprout up on their own, one can find hundreds or thousands on a pet. As with other animals, dogs are more likely to contract a papilloma virus in a younger, more immature stage of their lives. Dogs with weak or damaged immune systems are also susceptible to these viruses.

Though warts can resolve without treatment through natural immunization, persistent warts are common and require treatment. Many people seek treatment with ligatures or surgery, but this can be messy, costly, and dangerous without proper medical care. Untreated papilloma viruses can be associated with certain cancers in pets, and thus, treatment is advised upon discovering the warts. Topical remedies, such as Wartsoff™, are commonly used to treat papillomas.

It is important to remember that while papilloma viruses can be transmitted by contact, a member of another species cannot contract the virus from that species. Therefore, humans cannot contract the virus from dogs, and dogs cannot contract the virus from cattle. However, as they can still be transmitted by members of the same species, treatment is still advised. Wartsoff™ is a topical ointment that aids in the removal of external warts without bleeding, stinging, or discomfort. It removes warts in cattle, horses, dogs, and goats while maintaining a low price point and a great effectiveness. Contact Creative Science LLC to learn more about Wartsoff™ today.

Available in 4 Oz Jars

Sources:
https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/papilloma-of-the-skin
https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=19239&catId=102899&id=4951355
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK321758/

External Papillomas on Animals2020-06-10T12:52:56+00:00

Clotisol, The Versatile Blood Stop Solution

2020-03-04T15:30:42+00:00

Clotisol, the Versatile Blood Stop Solution

455 Sovereign Court, Ballwin, MO | 888.506.3039 | spatterson@creativesciencellc.com

Grooming is a very important part of having a pet. Neglecting to trim a dog’s nails can result in discomfort, deformed feet, and injured tendons. However, the trimming of nails can lead to nicking the animal’s paws, resulting in bleeding. With Clotisol®, one can stop this bleeding as soon as it starts.

Clotisol is not only for trimming nails. This blood-clotting suspension can be used to stop bleeding in small nicks, cuts, or other minor wounds one’s pets might have. Veterinarians love Clotisol® for its efficiency and versatility, as it can be used by veterinary nurses, aviaries, and breeders alike.

While bandages can be bulky, intrusive, and difficult to deal with, Clotisol® comes in a spray-top bottle for quick and easy covering of cuts or lesions. Since the suspension is blood clotting, Clotisol requires no adhesive or other support. The packaging is also spill-proof.

The ingredients in Clotisol don’t only stop the flow of blood. Clotisol also aids in actual wound closure while acting as an antimicrobial solution, reducing the presence of bacteria and other microorganisms in the wound.

Available in 250 and 500ml bottles

Clotisol, The Versatile Blood Stop Solution2020-03-04T15:30:42+00:00

The Importance of Pad-Tough in Winter Months

2020-01-27T22:23:38+00:00

The Importance of Pad-Tough in Winter Months

455 Sovereign Court, Ballwin, MO | 888.506.3039 | spatterson@creativesciencellc.com

The winter months can be especially tough for dog owners. Frost, snow, and ice can plague dog parks and walking paths for weeks at a time, and these conditions can be brutal on a dog’s pads. Even when the ice has melted, the salt spread on streets and sidewalks are just as tough on a dog’s pads, and prolonged exposure to the chemicals in the salt can do further damage.

Pad-Tough™ is ideal for protecting pads in the winter. In addition to companion dogs, Pad-Tough™ is great for hunting or sledding dogs that need prolonged protection from extreme conditions and rugged terrain. By spraying Pad-Tough™ directly on their pads, one can ensure dogs’ pads are properly protected and toughened. Pad-Tough™ is quick drying, easy to use, and easily transported, making it ideal for use in the field. When ensuring total pad protection, Pad-Tough™ is the sure-fire way to guarantee a healthy paw.

Available in 4 oz bottles.

The Importance of Pad-Tough in Winter Months2020-01-27T22:23:38+00:00

Breathalyser® – Benefits and Ingredients

2020-01-20T22:37:20+00:00

Breathalyser® – Benefits and Ingredients

Keeping up with oral health isn’t just about good-smelling breath and a nice smile. Bacteria can hide in cavities, loose gums, or in between teeth. Without proper dental maintenance, these bacteria can travel through the bloodstream and spread elsewhere, potentially causing a host of other problems. This is especially important before surgery, as bacteria from the mouth could enter the surgery site and cause life-threatening infections.

Breathalyser®, however, contains Chlorhexidine gluconate, a germicidal disinfectant and antiseptic that kills bacteria and stops it from spreading throughout the body. Chlorhexidine allows Breathalyser® to not only mask bad breath, but to combat bacteria and infection. Using Breathalyser® routinely before surgery is a great way to ensure that oral health is in great condition, and to minimize the risk of infection during surgery.

Along with pre-surgical use, Breathalyser® is an essential part of any pet’s oral care routine. Dentistry is a vastly important component of any veterinary practice, and Breathalyser® is a tried-and-tested tool in the veterinarian’s arsenal. By promoting high-compliance while cutting down on hassle, this solution ensures both higher profits and greater customer satisfaction. As a healthy, pleasant-tasting solution for effective dental hygiene care, Breathalyser® fits into any animal hospital’s dentistry program.

Breathalyser® – Benefits and Ingredients2020-01-20T22:37:20+00:00

Pad-Tough™ – The Best Protective Agent for Pads in the Winter

2020-01-13T22:00:11+00:00

Protecting Your Pet’s Paws With Pad-Tough™

455 Sovereign Court, Ballwin, MO | 888.506.3039 | spatterson@creativesciencellc.com

Pad protection is one of the most important parts of being a dog owner. Extreme heat and cold can crack the pads, and rough terrain can cut into them and leave your pet injured or uncomfortable. Although dogs’ pads are naturally very resistant, they can cause your pet a great deal of pain when injured. Preventing their injury is as simple as not walking your dog on extremely hot pavement or through tough terrain, but to ensure the best protection in any condition, spraying their pads liberally with Pad-Tough™ is the most efficient option.

Along with using Pad-Tough™, dog owners should check their pets’ pads after rigorous activity to check for cracks, cuts, or splinters. Checking for any swelling or discoloration is always a good practice to keep, and looking out for foreign objects between their paws can prevent further damage. Both extreme hot and extreme col d temperatures can be dangerous for dogs, as the heat can damage the pads, and with cold weather comes ice, rocks in the snow, and other hazards during dog walks. If pavement is too hot for your hand to rest on, it is too hot for your dog’s paws. Along with the problems the heat brings, extreme cold usually results in a lot of ice-melting products to be on pavement. Most ice-melting products (ice salt, etc.) can be harmful to a dog’s pads, and thus should be considered when planning a walking route. Many deicers are fine for your pets, but many can lead to dried out, cracked, or even burning pads.

Many people suggest dog booties to protect pads, but these can be uncomfortable for the pet and lead to a lower compliance within the animal. An injured paw can be extremely painful for your pet, and Pad-Tough™ is the best way to guarantee paw protection. When used routinely prior to extensive outdoor activity, Pad-Tough™ can ensure a protected pad and a happy animal.

Available in 4 oz bottles.

Pad-Tough™ – The Best Protective Agent for Pads in the Winter2020-01-13T22:00:11+00:00

Nosorb® – The Importance of Easy, Safe Urinalysis

2019-12-31T15:42:01+00:00

Nosorb® – Nonabsorbent Cat Litter For Easy Urinalysis

One of the most difficult tasks to perform on cats is extracting a urine sample. Many common methods involve inserting needles into the bladder or using a catheter, both of which are invasive and difficult to utilize with particularly fussy cats.
Urinalysis is too commonplace and important for overall health to require such difficult procedures. A cat’s urine can be tested for diabetes, kidney stones, kidney disease, and more. With the amount of cats currently in the United States alone, these issues occur far too often for their diagnosis to rely on controlling a cat long enough to perform one of these invasive methods.

Nosorb®, however, is an artificial, non-absorbent kitty litter, making extracting urine samples as easy as placing the pellets in a litter box. Fussy cats and difficult procedures are negated by the simplistic nature of the cat’s normal bathroom routine. Nosorb® was developed by practicing veterinarians, and is made to be dispensable for out-patient use. The pellets come in either bulk tubs or cups, which can be filled by a pet owner and brought back to a clinic for analysis.

Available in 4oz collection cups and 5lb. tubs w/ scoop

Nosorb® – The Importance of Easy, Safe Urinalysis2019-12-31T15:42:01+00:00

Clippercide®, the 5-in-1 Solution for Clean, Cool Blades

2020-01-06T15:56:11+00:00

Clippercide®, the 5-in-1 Solution for Clean, Cool Blades

Routine blade maintenance is a key component for any animal health professional. If a blade is not properly cared for, it can burn patients from friction, spread disease, or rust quickly. Any one of these problems can be detrimental, so it is important to use the necessary tools to prevent these issues. For proper blade maintenance, blades must be:

1. clean
2. lubricated
3. cooled
4. disinfected
5. protected from rust

Luckily, Clippercide® does all of this with one application. The 5-in-1 formula lubricates, cleans, cools, and protects from rust, while disinfecting the clipper blade. Clippercide® is an EPA-registered bactericide, fungicide and virucide, meaning it kills bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Clippercide® also complies with OSHA, state board rules, and EU regulations.

Available in 15 oz aerosol can – 12/case

Clippercide®, the 5-in-1 Solution for Clean, Cool Blades2020-01-06T15:56:11+00:00

Nosorb® – Nonabsorbent Cat Litter For Easy Urinalysis

2019-11-19T21:15:35+00:00

Nosorb® – Nonabsorbent Cat Litter For Easy Urinalysis

One of the most difficult tasks to perform on cats is extracting a urine sample. Many common methods involve inserting needles into the bladder or using a catheter, both of which are invasive and difficult to utilize with particularly fussy cats.
Urinalysis is too commonplace and important for overall health to require such difficult procedures. A cat’s urine can be tested for diabetes, kidney stones, kidney disease, and more. With the amount of cats currently in the United States alone, these issues occur far too often for their diagnosis to rely on controlling a cat long enough to perform one of these invasive methods.

Nosorb®, however, is an artificial, non-absorbent kitty litter, making extracting urine samples as easy as placing the pellets in a litter box. Fussy cats and difficult procedures are negated by the simplistic nature of the cat’s normal bathroom routine. Nosorb® was developed by practicing veterinarians, and is made to be dispensable for out-patient use. The pellets come in either bulk tubs or cups, which can be filled by a pet owner and brought back to a clinic for analysis.

Available in 4oz collection cups and 5lb. tubs w/ scoop

Nosorb® – Nonabsorbent Cat Litter For Easy Urinalysis2019-11-19T21:15:35+00:00

Diagnosing Ketosis with Ketocheck™

2019-10-21T20:15:28+00:00

Diagnosing Ketosis with Ketocheck™

Ketosis, also known as acetonaemia, describes a metabolic state in which cattle are using more body fat in production than they can metabolize. It is a metabolic disorder which halts milk production, and is typically developed within a postnatal state. For dairy cattle, this is typically within the first few weeks of lactation. For beef cattle, however, it is likely to begin in late pregnancy. In an article written by the National Animal Disease Information Service, data was shown that points to ketosis cases “increasing significantly in the winter.”

The most notable effect of ketosis is reduced milk production. This can also be indicative of problems with overall production from the herd. Multiple cattle slowing down rampantly in production can be devastating for breeders. Along with this, affected cattle also show a lack of appetite, heightened nervousness, and weight loss. These outwardly signs, however, may not appear in every affected cow.

Treating ketosis is very important for production. The typical methods are glucose replacement, which is usually done intravenously, and hormonal therapy. Both of these methods may involve some sort of injection, and dedicated follow-up treatments are always recommended. Veterinarians who specialize in cattle are familiar with these treatments. However, being able to treat ketosis depends on being able to diagnose it.

Ketocheck™ makes diagnosing ketosis very easy and very quick. Ketocheck™ is a powder that tests for ketosis by changing a distinct purple color. By dropping milk, urine, or plasma from the affected cattle onto the powder, and waiting for the color change, one can easily detect the presence of ketones in the animal’s fluids. Results can appear in as little as two minutes after testing. Once the powder becomes purple in color, ketones have been detected. Only a small amount of powder is needed for this process, leading to one bottle of Ketocheck™ lasting for many different tests. A bottle of Ketocheck™ fits easily in one’s pocket or medical bag, and it is especially ideal for use out in the field.

Available in 20gm and 50gm bottles

Diagnosing Ketosis with Ketocheck™2019-10-21T20:15:28+00:00