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VDI-TK cancer blood test now available for cats
04.25.2011 | Monday

Simi Valley, CA-April 25, 2011-The innovative biomarker used to detect cancer, VDI-TK, is now available for use in cats. Veterinary Diagnostics Institute, Inc. which released VDI-TK for canine use in 2010, is now offering the VDI-TK feline cancer blood test. In addition to the cancer diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring roles used in dogs, the feline test brings a new practical use-differential diagnosis.

Gastrointestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and intestinal lymphoma are commonly encountered in feline medicine. The challenge with these two similarly presenting diseases is how to quickly distinguish between the two. VDI-TK is a simple blood test to aid in the differential diagnosis of feline IBD and intestinal lymphoma.

VDI-TK is offered exclusively through Webster Veterinary Supply. Each VDI-TK kit is good for one specialty diagnostic test and can be used for either dog or cat.

About Veterinary Diagnostics Institute

VDI, a California corporation, is a Veterinary Clinical Ventures Company, dedicated to the introduction of innovative biomarkers for companion animals. Through collaboration with academia and in-vitro diagnostics manufacturers, VDI addresses a growing demand in the veterinary healthcare service for advanced diagnostics. The United States has the world's largest population of companion animals, over 160 million, with over $20 billion spent on veterinary care each year. For more information see www.vdilab.com.

About Webster Veterinary Supply

Webster Veterinary Supply, a division of Patterson Companies, Inc., is the leading distributor of veterinary supplies to companion-pet veterinary clinics in the eastern United States and the second largest nationally. One of the most respected names in the veterinary supply industry, Webster is a value-added, full-service distributor of consumable supplies, equipment, diagnostic products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals.

About Patterson Companies, Inc.

Patterson Companies, Inc. is a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supply markets.


Contacts:

General Information
Steve Gauthier
(949) 273-8378
gauthiers@vdilab.com

Webster Veterinary Supply
(800) 225- 7911
www.webstervet.com

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