|Exchange:||NASDAQ national market|
|Industry:||Diagnostics & Research|
|Heska Corporation was founded as Paravax, Inc. in 1988 and conducted research on vaccines to prevent infections by parasites. It was originally incorporated in California in 1988, and it subsequently incorporated in Delaware in 1997. It develops, manufactures, markets, sells and supports veterinary products. The Company’s core focus is on the canine and feline companion animal health markets where it strives to provide high value products. The Company’s business is comprised of two reportable segments, Core Companion Animal Health and other Vaccines, Pharmaceuticals and Products. The Core Companion Animal Health segment (‘CCA’) includes diagnostic instruments and supplies as well as single use diagnostic and other tests, vaccines and pharmaceuticals, mainly for canine and feline use. These products are sold directly by it as well as through independent third-party distributors and other distribution relationships. The Other Vaccines, Pharmaceuticals and Products segment (‘OVP’) includes private label vaccine and pharmaceutical production, mainly for cattle but also for other animals including small mammals and fish. All OVP products are sold by third parties under third party labels. The Company presently sells a variety of companion animal health products and services, among the most significant of which are the following: veterinary instruments; point-of-care diagnostic and other tests; veterinary diagnostic laboratory products and services; pharmaceuticals and supplements; vaccines and other biologicals. It offers a line of veterinary diagnostic and other instruments. Its line of veterinary instruments includes the following: Blood Chemistry; Hematology; Blood Gases; and IV Pumps. The DRI-CHEM 4000 Veterinary Chemistry Analyzer is a robust system that uses dry slide technology for blood chemistry and electrolyte analysis and has the ability to run 22 tests at a time with a single blood sample. The HEMATRUE Veterinary Hematology Analyzer is an easy-to-use blood analyzer that measures such key parameters as white blood cell count, red blood cell count, platelet count and hemoglobin levels in animals. The VET/IV 2.2 infusion pump is a compact, affordable IV pump that allows veterinarians to easily provide regulated infusion of fluids, drugs or nutritional products for their patients. The VET/IV 2.2 infusion pump is a compact, affordable IV pump that allows veterinarians to easily provide regulated infusion of fluids, drugs or nutritional products for their patients. Renal damage is a cause of death in both dogs and cats. Several inflammatory, infectious or neoplastic diseases can damage an animal’s kidneys. Allergy is common in companion animals, and it has been estimated to affect approximately 10% to 15% of dogs. The Company sells kits to conduct blood testing using its ALLERCEPT Definitive Allergen Panels to third-party veterinary diagnostic laboratories outside of the United States. It has veterinary diagnostic laboratories in Loveland, Colorado and Fribourg, Switzerland which both offer blood testing using its ALLERCEPT Definitive Allergen Panels. The Company sells the FELINE ULTRANASAL FVRCP Vaccine, a three-way modified live vaccine combination to prevent disease caused by the three most common respiratory viruses of cats: calicivirus, rhinotracheitis virus and panleukopenia virus.|
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