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SmartVet IC PartnerBadge lowresOn 9 April 2015, SmartVet was honored as one of Kansas City’s most innovative companies in the inaugural class of Kansas State University’s Ingenuity Central.  

SmartVetDirectors June2015 crop2 lowresSmartVet Directors: Tim Rose; Glen Richards; Grant Pickering; Grant Weyer; Randall Tosh; John Lawlor (Alternate Director)Ingenuity Central is a hub connecting the most inventive ideas, technologies and processes across diverse industries -recognizing leading-edge ideas from a dynamic intersection of sectors across Johnson County and the greater Kansas City metro area. On hand to accept the award was Randall Tosh, Executive VP of SmartVet: "We are thrilled at being recognized as a leading innovator in animal health. Listening to and working with cattle producers, our VetGun Insecticide Delivery System has taken years of painstaking development. Working with our distribution partners AgriLabs, VetGun was successfully launched in Feb 2014. We now have thousands of VetGuns in the hands of cattle ranchers across the U.S. and an exciting pipeline of new internal and external parasite control products in the regulatory process." SmartVet's US headquarters are based at the state-of-the-art International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute in Olathe's new Bioscience Precinct, Kansas.
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Several key articles from Bovine Veterinarian on why parasites affect performance; and importance of parasite control prior vaccination:

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beef101logor1On Thursday June 19, 2014, SmartVet hosted a number of east coast delegates to an insightful; informative and educational industry Beef101 Day in the heart of U.S. cattle country. The morning was spent at SmartVet's Olathe Kansas headoffice listening to leading industry experts - an overview of the Beef Cattle Production Industry; how it operates; animal health-care; parasite management; and economic sustainability with China gearing up to become one of the leading importers of the world's beef supply. Thereafter delegates boarded a bus and were taken on a tour of a professionally operated Kansas Cattle Ranch where a lot of the morning's theory was then seen in real life; including live cattle herding; yarding and running through the headgate for demonstration of traditional parasite treatments. Then it was all aboard the ATV's and into the pasture where SmartVet's new VetGun Delivery System was demonstrated with 1 person treating up to 20 head of cattle in as little as 15 minutes. The highlight of the day for many delegates was seeing who was the best shot as they each fired off several VetGun rounds at a dummy cow target, complete with real cow hide.

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The VetGun national launch at the 2014 NCBA (Feb 3-7, Nashville) attracted thousands of attendees across its 2 booths, with many trying out the VetGun Delivery System in a VetGun Shooting Tunnel, complete with cow-hide target to simulate a live dosage situation in the pasture. 

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AgrilabsOlathe, Kansas (Feb 4, 2014) — Leveraging the success of a 2013 market test, SmartVet USA,Inc. and AgriLabs,Ltd have formed a long-term partnership to launch the first-ever VetGun™ delivery system to effectively treat horn flies and lice in cattle. The revolutionary new delivery system  will be available across the U.S. in early 2014. 

RFDTV News Feature Feb 2014 jpegClick (here) or image on right for RFDTV News Feature

Next Generation of Horn Fly Control

The VetGun uses precision-engineered CO2 power to project a precise dosage of AiM-L™ VetCap to treat the animal. Each VetCap contains an EPA-approved insecticide in a soft gel capsule which can be fired from a safe distance of 20 to 30 feet while cattle graze or feed. The VetCap fragments upon impact allowing the topically applied insecticide to go to work immediately similar to that of pour-on applications.

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SmartVet is glad to formally announce that Dr Thomas Monath, Adjunct Professor Harvard School of Public Health, has now joined the SmartVet team. Dr Monath will oversee SmartVet's Transdermal Vaccine Project and help direct research efforts toward the most efficient way of achieving successful transdermal immunization using a similar variation of the existing VetGun Delivery System.
    
Dr. Thomas P. Monath is a physician and Adjunct Professor (Emeritus), Harvard School of Public Health. He has substantial bioscience investment experience as an ex-partner in the Pandemic and Biodefense Fund, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
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Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine & SmartVet present a 60 minute webinar video with Drs. Dan Thomson; Robert Rew and Adalberto Perez de Leon. Hear from the experts on the latest challenges and treatments for endo and ecto parasite management.   

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SmartVet, a leading international innovator in animal healthcare, has announced the launch of a revolutionary new delivery system, set to change the landscape of parasite management in cattle. Using best practice methods, a rancher working alone can dose up to 100 cattle per hour.

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