Scotland – Kansas City Animal Health Corridor

Anyone working or remotely associated with the animal health care industry will know about the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor. It is the hub for animal health organizations located in the North American region and accounts for more than 80% of the animal health care revenue generated by North America on a yearly basis. It provides you with a favorable business environment by creating a platform to interact and collaborate with the best of industry experts which will help in the company’s holistic growth. While this is the North American scenario, similar developments in Scotland are being set in motion to make it a hub for animal healthcare in Europe.

Scotland has initiated the framework to make it an ideal location for animal health care and aquaculture research. Demographically, Scotland is the ideal location for aquaculture research. 50% of the UK veterinary spending is offered to Scotland. The ample natural resources available for the industry to prosper is one of the major initiating factors for Scotland to establish itself as the hub for animal health research. Scotland is also home to over 1000 researchers who are focusing on animal health care primarily. According to the Scottish Government, The Roslin Institute has helped generate annual productivity gains of £247 million through its breeding and genetics research. Most of the vaccines for sheep and cattle respiratory problems were first developed in Scotland, which then were used in other parts of the world. The abundance of proper skilled labor, high infrastructure and immense scope for Research and Development coupled with the strong links to food producers are factors which justify the promotion made by the Scottish Government to make its nation the European hub for animal health care and aquaculture market.

Scotland is also a home for a number of innovative companies involved in the field of Animal health care and research. One such company which holds a reputation all around the globe is Benchmark Holdings subsidiary, The Fish Vet Group. The company started as a small organization providing veterinary services to the fish farming operations on the coast of Scotland has gradually grown into as the world leader in aquatic health services. It is fair to say that this company has thrived under the favorable demographics and conditions offered by Scotland, acting as a prime example for the potential and promise Scotland holds as a leading location for animal health care market to bloom. The Fish Vet group offers services in Veterinary healthcare, diagnostics and environmental aspects. They have recently been in the news for expanding their operations with new offices in Thailand (Asia), one of the biggest aquaculture markets in the world. They have been able to attract the best researchers involved in the field of animal healthcare and diagnostics to work for their organization. The recent inclusion of the world-renowned Salmonid health specialist Dr. Marian McLoughlin to their list of researchers speaks volumes of their reputation. Their main products include medication for the prevention and treatment of Salice infestation and other aquaculture specific diseases. The acquisition of the Ireland based Vet Aqua International in 2013 has restored their position as market leader in the aquaculture market. Their presence previously confined only to the Scottish region has expanded internationally to the USA, Ireland, Norway and Thailand, all hot prospects, poised to strengthen their hold on the Global Animal Health Care market.

The governance changes in Scotland acted as a catalyst in the growth of The Fish Vet Group’s business globally by providing the resources needed to thrive in the market. Market players can take note of this example. With the animal health market in demand for the next few years, it can be said Scotland can be considered the ideal location for new market players who are eager to excel in the animal health market. It will also be beneficial to the already existing players to open their business at Scotland as it has a lot to offer to say the least.

Diagnostic Technology Innovations in Animal Health Care

Animal health care has become an increasingly important market for the veterinary sector when it comes to products and care provision services. It has offered a lot of windows to the private sector and has given way to the mainstream of how animal healthcare is managed in a global market. On this respect the debate about the requirements of animal health care and how it is met by veterinary providers is increasing. How are animal needs met? What are the adaptations being made in the solutions provided to improve the state of animal health care in the country?

Pet owners in the 20th century have vastly evolved from the casual groomer of the old days. A lot of pet owners are doing whatever it takes to provide the best care and quality of living for their pets. A surprising 10% of the medicine distribution scale in the United States alone is attributed to animal treatment. This is just one of the medical scopes that animal health care has advanced on through the years, and the trend is replicating in other aspects of medical diagnostics and wellness promotion in animals.

Radiological diagnostics such as X-rays play a crucial role in the promotion of animal health care. Even more, veterinary medicine and animal hospital offer this as more pet owners take advantage of this diagnostic exam in making sure their pets are getting top of the line treatment and early diagnosis for diseases. Digital imaging systems are now being developed specific to animal health care; Computerized Radiography and Direct Radiography are now becoming popular as a diagnostic process for detecting tumors and anomalies in animals. With the new technology being groomed to cater to Animal Health Care needs, you now see automated tools that give digital imaging in a matter of seconds.

Dental medicine in Animal Health Care is another avenue that is receiving much improvements and mainstream technology to increase the interest of pet owners. Gum disease is a leading problem for a lot of pets and now, Dental treatment in every area of Animal Oto-Pharyngeal Science can be explored with diagnostic technology. Mobile wireless panels used as X-rays are now brought to patient homes, and small digital plates are becoming very popular for veterinary diagnostic centers to increase the amount of convenience for pet owners seeking dental treatment for their pets.

This is just the start of the technological revolution in Animal Health Care, with the increase in global marketing and awareness programs for the importance of early pet disease detection more and more companies are providing innovative diagnostic solutions for veterinary medicine to use.