Fatro secures Valneva vaccine development agreement

Italian animal health firm Fatro will develop two veterinary vaccines using the EB66 cell line belonging to French company Valneva.Under the terms of the agreement, Valneva received an undisclosed upfront payment and is eligible to receive milestone payments a...

Piedmont to capitalize on Big Pharma's empty product pipelines

In 1982, Roland Johnson came aboard Ciba-Geigy US and initiated the launch of what would become the country's largest companion animal health firm by 1995. Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey spoke to two of Mr J...

Lax pet parasitology info hinders global animal health

A lack of information about protecting pets against parasites is a growing concern for the international animal health industry, according to experts. Lord Alexander Trees, chairman of Moredun Research Institut...

IDT Biologika purchases Canadian autogenous vaccine manufacturer

German firm IDT Biologika has agreed to acquire Gallant Custom Laboratories, a Canadian manufacturer of autogenous viral and bacterial vaccines.The deal furthers IDT's international boundaries as the company ai...

Pharmaq to continue heavy investment in R&D

The world's top fish vaccine producer Pharmaq said it will continue to spend heavily on research and development to add to its current total of 27 vaccines for the aquaculture industry.The Norwegian company tol...

Cargill moves into salmon feed with Norwegian buy

US feed and food company Cargill has entered the growing salmon feed market with a €1.3 billion ($1.5 billion) purchase of Norway's largest aquaculture feed producer EWOS.Minnesota-headquartered Cargill said th...

AFIA critical of FDA antibiotics 'guesswork' methods

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) claims US authorities "crossed the line" with proposed rules on antimicrobial animal drug sales and distribution reporting. AFIA's legal counsel submitted comments ...

Patterson M&A inspires high Q1 growth

US product distributor Patterson Companies reported a 44% increase in animal health sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2016.The St Paul, Minnesota-b...

Danish aqua feed leader forms Chinese JV

Leading Danish aquafeed company BioMar has formed a joint venture with Chinese feed firm Tongwei to build a feed factory in eastern China.Aarhus-headq...

Switzerland reorganizes vet med responsibilities

Following a national reorganization, the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic) is now focused on the marketing authorization and monitori...

Diversigen latest firm to snare Gunn expertise

US genomic data analyst firm Diversigen has added Dr George Gunn to its board of directors. The Houston, Texas-based business provides microbiome and ...

Camel slaughter banned over fear of MERS

Saudi Arabia has banned the slaughter of camels as part of this year's religious Hajj rituals, in an attempt to prevent the spread of Middle East resp...

Zoetis opens Nebraska manufacturing expansion

Zoetis has completed the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. The firm said the 19,000-square-foot, three-story expansion is ...

German antibiotics decline continues

Germany's use of veterinary antibiotics has declined year-on-year by about 15%.The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) said th...

More Belgian dairy farms suspected of bTB

Belgian vets have said 19 dairy farms are still under suspicion after an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in the province of Limburg, in the nort...

Kenyan company partners with IDEXX

Laboratory services firm Pathologists Lancet Kenya has partnered with IDEXX Laboratories for its first venture into animal health. According to local ...

Manufacturing Manager - APAC

Our client, a leading global organisation in the production, marketing and sales of Animal Health products is looking for an experienced Manufacturing Manager to join the...

How to cut study delays... Revisited

As I sat down to compose my next article for Animal Pharm, I decided to reread some of my past articles for inspiration. I suddenly realized that I have been writing thes...

Animal Pharm M&A Table 2015

The table below displays all of the animal health acquisitions tracked by Animal Pharm during 2015.Click on the closing date for more details on the transaction. Deals announced in 2014 are not includ...

MERS vaccine demonstrates its potential

A new vaccine has shown effectivness for protecting against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), according to a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Researchers claim the...

Wild boar numbers boosted by climate change

Wild boar have become increasingly important to EU policymakers because of their role in spreading African Swine Fever (ASF), a disease causing serious problems for the pigmeat sector.Experts are divi...

Ceva appoints UK swine product officer

Ceva Animal Health has appointed Nigel Bennet as its product and project field trial officer for the company's swine division in the UK. Mr Bennet will now provide technical support for Ceva's growing...

US approval for Norbrook single-dose generic BRD treatment

The US branch of UK firm Norbrook Laboratories has secured approval for a single-dose version of its generic bovine respiratory disease (BRD) treatment.Enroflox 100 (enrofloxacin) treats and controls ...

Jaguar advances canine diarrhea drug, closes debt financing

US firm Jaguar Animal Health has submitted all required major technical sections of its new animal drug application (NADA) for Canalevia. Canalevia is a drug candidate for treating dogs suffering from...

Animal Pharm report covers veterinary diagnostics market

Diagnostics are a key technology in the global animal health toolkit and are the focus of a new Animal Pharm report.Test kits are used for the detection of causative organisms (pathogens/antigens), ba...

Recombinant vaccines seen as future for avian diseases

A leading bioscience expert claims recombinant vaccines offer potentially a better future for avian disease prevention, after the failure of conventional live and killed vaccines to halt the global da...

First half 2015: Elanco motors into third position as leaders enjoy double-digit success

The takeaway story for the first half of 2015 is one of considerable growth in the global animal health sector.Seven of the top 10 animal health companies enjoyed double-digit growth during the first ...

MSD introduces poultry coccidiosis vaccine to Latin America

MSD Animal Health has launched its Fortegra vaccine on the Latin American market.Fortegra is already sold in the US under the Coccivac B52 brand. The vaccine protects broiler chickens against the E ac...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

Animal Pharm's latest calendar of worldwide animal health conferences, congresses, summits and meetings during 2015.

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