Interest in cPAN and nutraceuticals grows

Interest continues to grow in the development of a new canine pancreatitis test and a ‘Prescribed’ brand of nutraceuticals, reports Avacta Animal Health.

Visitors at the London Vet Show went to the Avacta stand to find out more about the Canine Pancreatitis (cPAN) test and sign up a for a free trial of the company’s veterinary exclusive new Natural VetCare ‘Prescribed’ brand of nutraceuticals.

Hayley Booth, Avacta’s commercial manager, said:

“We had an awful lot of enquiries and interest in the cPAN test and we’ve had many people sign up for our free trial of the Natural VetCare range which we have become distributor for.
We also now have a page on the Avacta website where you can sign up for our free trial of Natural VetCare so we are hoping even more from the profession will take advantage of this great offer.”

Avacta’s innovative and rapid new cPAN test is the only test for acute canine pancreatitis that has been validated against two separate gold standard methods; histology and blinded clinical assessment.

Utilising the same approach as Avacta’s canine Lymphoma Blood Test (cLBT), cPAN works by using an algorithm to combine the serum levels of three biomarkers (amylase, lipase and alkaline phosphatise). Vets in practice will be given access to the algorithm via a website where they will obtain instant, easy to interpret results.

Since treatment for pancreatitis traditionally has required intensive intervention and hospitalisation, a rapid rule out test like cPAN represents a huge stride forward for the profession, said Avacta’s Hayley Booth.

“cPAN enables veterinary professionals to make rapid and reliable informed clinical decisions when confronted with the numerous common presentations encountered with pancreatitis.

It’s been optimised against clinical and histological confirmed cases of acute pancreatitis to provide optimal sensitivity and it also detects interstitial pancreatitis which is often missed by other methods. The test will be available in the first quarter of 2016.”

Many visitors to LVS signed up for a free full trial of Natural VetCare’s ‘Prescribed’ brand of nutraceuticals – premium veterinary exclusive supplements for cats and dogs.

Avacta has become distributor for the UK manufactured products which have been specially formulated for the British market and address some of the most common issues found in pets today such as skin problems, joint wear and tear and age related conditions.

Natural VetCare Prescribed will be available from March 2016, but Avacta Animal Health and Natural VetCare would like to invite vets to try some of the products on their own pets prior to launch, so that they can see the difference for themselves and, most importantly, so their pet can feel the difference.

If you would like to register to take part in Avacta’s free trial of these unique supplements please sign up at

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