Merck Animal Health reported a 4% year-on-year drop in sales during the second quarter of 2015.Revenues reached $840 million, including a 14% negative impact from foreign exchange. Merck said, when excluding the impact of exchange, the division's growth was pr...

Growing sedatives business fuels Orion H1 rise

Finnish firm Orion has reported a 36% increase in animal health sales during the first half of 2015.The company's sales climbed to €44 million ($48.7 million) due to a good performance from Orion's animal sedat...

Feed additives market to reach $19.5bn by 2020

US trade analyst Grand View Research (GVR) has revealed the global animal feed additives market is expected to reach $19.5 billion by 2020.San Francisco-based GVR said a new study by its analysts shows growing ...

Benchmark closes dual aquaculture acquisition

UK firm Benchmark Holdings has finalized its dual acquisition of Norwegian aquaculture genetics and research company Akvaforsk Genetics Center (AFGC) and US-based Spring Genetics.  Both AFGC and its production ...

Aratana in dog appetite trial success, sales some way off

US veterinary drug developer Aratana Therapeutics said it has had positive results from its pivotal field effectiveness study of capromorelin (AT-002), a treatment for stimulating appetite in dogs.Kansas-based ...

Rising veterinary sales boost Neogen revenues

Rising veterinary and genomic product sales help to boost revenues in the final quarter of fiscal 2015 for US animal and food safety specialist Neogen.The Lansing, Michigan headquartered firm posted record reve...

Elanco-Novartis merger boosts Q2 animal health sales by 40%

Elanco's parent company Eli Lilly has recorded a substantial 40% increase in worldwide animal health sales for the second quarter of 2015.Animal health sales in Q2 totalled $840.8 million compared to the $601.2...

Elanco to launch dog heart failure product

Elanco has received a European positive opinion ruling for a treatment of congestive heart failure in dogs.Fortekor Plus (pimobendan/benazepril) table...

Anatara gains additional funding

Australian animal health business Anatara Lifesciences has added funding of Aus$2 million ($1.46 million) as part of a share purchase plan. The Brisba...

ATS canine pain drug in MUMS designation

US firm Advanced Targeting Systems (ATS) has received a minor use/minor species (MUMS) designation for its injectable canine pain management treatment...

Aviagen opens new feed complex in Brazil

US firm Aviagen, the world's largest poultry genetics company, has begun operating a new multi-million dollar feed complex located in Sao Paulo, Brazi...

Vietnam hit by two outbreaks of avian flu

There have been two outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian flu (HPAI) in Vietnam, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The Paris...

World Bank to invest $248m in Sahel livestock

The World Bank has agreed to invest $248 million in improving farming conditions for livestock growers in the north east region of Africa, where 20 mi...

IDEXX launches rapid leptospirosis test

US diagnostics specialist IDEXX Laboratories has launched a point-of-care leptospirosis test for dogs.Westbrook, Maine-headquartered IDEXX said its ne...

Merrick signs deal for Nestlé Purina PetCare

US firm Merrick Pet Care is set to purchase Nestlé Purina PetCare from its private equity owner, Swander Pace Capital. The agreement is expected to be...

Putney elects vice president of sales

Gary Eaton has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing at US pet generics developer Putney. Mr Eaton will be responsible for leading Putn...

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...

Zoetis responds to US fluids shortage

Zoetis has extended its supply agreements in order to continue providing its US clients with veterinary-labeled fluids.Zoetis said veterinary-labeled fluids which will continue to be available through...

Tri-Solfen registration tops Australian farm priorities

Animal wound healing and pain management product Tri-Solfen has been identified as the number one registration priority for Australia's sheep, cattle, pig and alpaca industries.The Australian Governme...

Henry Schein's new animal health chief

US veterinary and medical products distributor Henry Schein has promoted Peter McCarthy to the position of president, Henry Schein global animal health group. Mr McCarthy also joins the company's exec...

Cargill to build $30m shrimp feed factory

US animal nutrition specialist Cargill is to expand in the Latin American aquaculture feed market with a $30 million investment in a joint venture with Ecuadorian shrimp feed producer Naturisa.Minneap...

PEDV feed survival is ingredient-specific

A new US research study suggests the survival rate of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in animal feed is dependent on specific ingredients.In the study – published in Porcine Health Management –...

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...

Kyoritsu Seiyaku remains leader of Japan's top 10

Kyoritsu Seiyaku maintained its position as Japan's largest domestic animal health company during fiscal 2014.However, the majority of leading veterinary medicine firms in Japan struggled to make sign...

Zoetis IPO allowed for broader R&D partnering

Zoetis has been able to expand its R&D partnering scope since it left Pfizer two years ago.Michelle Haven, the firm's senior vice president of business development, alliances and solutions, told A...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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

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