Veterinary dentistry includes adjustment, cleaning, extraction, filing, repair of animal teeth, and other aspects of animal oral healthcare. Dental diseases if left untreated can cause loss of teeth, oral infection, pain, and gingivitis. Advancements in instruments and devices used in veterinary dentistry has contributed to precision and atraumatic dental treatment.
Veterinary Dentistry Instruments & Equipment Market Drivers
Increasing number of veterinary specialists is expected to drive the global veterinary dentistry instruments & equipment market growth. For instance, according to American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMA), the number of active certified veterinary diplomates in the U. S. increased from 11,417 in December 2013 to 13,035 in December 2017. This increase is expected to lead to high demand for veterinary instruments and equipment and is expected to boost the global veterinary dentistry instruments & equipment market growth over the forecast period.
Leading manufacturers are focused in research and development of new devices, which is expected to have positive impact on the global veterinary dentistry instruments & equipment market growth. For instance, in February 2016 DRE Veterinary — an Avante Health Solutions company — announced the launch of new veterinary radiology unit —‘DRE Stationary DR X-ray System’. It is an X-ray machine, which delivers high-quality images with low dose of X-rays.
Furthermore, increasing prevalence of pet dental problems is expected to boost the global veterinary dentistry instruments & equipment market growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to AVMA, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs exhibit symptoms of dental care at the age of 3.
Veterinary Dentistry Instruments & Equipment Market Regional Analysis
In North America, key market players are focusing on organic and inorganic growth strategies to enhance their market share. For instance, in May 2015, Patterson Companies, Inc. — a Minnesota-based company that sells and distributes animal health products — announced acquisition of Animal Health International, Inc.— a Texas-based animal health products company.
Key manufactures are also focused in new product launch to expand their product offering. For instance, in June 2018, ACTEON North America, Inc. — a New Jersey-based electronic dental equipment company — announced the launch of Piezotom Cube — an ultrasonic bone surgery device, which makes tooth extractions atraumatic. Device uses high frequency ultrasonic vibrations, which selectively disrupt the bone without damaging the soft tissue. This excludes the requirement of cutting a surgical flap in the gingiva, thereby preserving the periosteum and most importantly reduces pain, trauma, and swelling experienced by patients post operations.
Such growth strategies are expected to boost the global veterinary dentistry instruments & equipment market growth over the forecast period.
Veterinary Dentistry Instruments & Equipment Market Restraints
Veterinary doctors in developed economies such as the U.S. follow American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) dental care guidelines for treatment of pets. However, some emerging economies may lack such guidelines for veterinary treatment. Moreover, unlike developed economies, the practice of pet health insurance is also not exercised in most of the emerging countries. These factors are expected to restrain the global veterinary dentistry instruments & equipment market growth over the forecast period.
Veterinary Dentistry Instruments & Equipment Market Key Players
Some of the key players operating in the global veterinary dentistry instruments & equipment market include, DRE Veterinary, Dispomed ltd., Dentalaire International, GerMedUSA, ACTEON North America, iM3 Dental Limited., Virbac, Serona Animal Health, Spectrum Medical X-Ray Co., and Henry Schein, Inc.
Veterinary Dentistry Instruments & Equipment Market Taxonomy
The global veterinary dentistry instruments & equipment market is segmented on the basis of product type, application, end user, and region.
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By End User
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