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Veterinary Surgical Instruments Market to Benefit as Incidence of Trauma Surgeries among Animals Rises

Global Veterinary Surgical Instruments Market to Expand with Increasing Incidence of Periodontal Disease in Dogs, Says Fortune Business Insights

The global veterinary surgical instruments market is slated to experience a robust growth period owing to rising pet ownership, especially from shelters, which entails a variety of benefits. For example, adopting a pet from an animal shelter saves them from cruelty and harsh conditions in mass breeding facilities. From a more practical point of view, adoption can help in curbing pet overpopulation. For example, each year millions of kittens and puppies are euthanized because of lack of shelter homes.

However, recent years have witnessed a rise in adoption rate of companion animals. For instance, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) estimates that around 44% of American households have dogs as pets and 35% have cats as pets. Furthermore, the APPA approximates that in 2015-2016, 85.8 million cats and 78 million dogs were owned in the US. Increasing purchase and adoption of companion animals is one of the main factors driving the global veterinary surgical instruments market growth during the forecast period.

Growing Prevalence of Gum Disease in Dogs to Fuel the Market

Periodontal or gum disease in dogs refers to the inflammation or infection that weakens gums. It progresses through two stages – gingivitis and periodontitis. It develops when food and bacteria accumulate in the gums and get converted to plaque. This plaque hardens and forms calculus, which starts pulling away the gums from the teeth, allowing more bacterial build up. The disease has become widespread among pet dogs, occurring in majority of dogs by the time they reach two years of age.

According to the National Institutes of Health, prevalence of periodontal disease in the US is at a staggering 80%. In England, the PLOS One states that the prevalence is at 9.3%, while dental calculus prevalence in Belgium is 31%. Treatment of gum disease generally involves surgical procedures, such as gingivectomy, which involve removal of affected parts of the gum. This will likely result in the expansion of the global veterinary surgical instruments market size during the forecast period.

Business Insights, include:

  • Surgical Holdings
  • STERIS plc
  • World Precision Instruments
  • Integra LifeSciences
  • DRE Veterinary
  • GerMedUSA

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Dale Martinez

Dale possesses an engineering degree in Electronics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is the sole contributor at the Healthcare IT column. Before opting to write, Dale worked at major firms such as Microsoft, Amazon, GE, Raytheon, and so on. She possesses vast knowledge about a variety of fields like IT, IoT, Telecommunications, Health Dialysis, photovoltaic, and many others. Dale is also a ballet dancer.

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