US feed specialist Alltech is set to purchase Ridley, an animal nutrition company based in Mankato, Minnesota.The deal combines the powers of two leading developers of feed for livestock and poultry to create a global leader. While Alltech is an international ...

EU-funded parasite vaccine project underway

Scottish biologic formulation and drug-delivery company XstalBio has started work on a €9.3 million ($10 million) global project to develop vaccines that protect cattle, sheep and poultry, against parasitic inf...

Feed industry gets first global guidelines

Industry efforts to reduce the impact of livestock products on the environment has taken a step forward with the release of the first globally recognized life cycle assessment (LCA) guidelines for animal feed.T...

Elanco international sales begin Novartis-inspired surge in Q1

Elanco has taken a significant step towards becoming the second-largest global animal health firm after a 42% increase in revenues during the first quarter of 2015.The company's sales came to $749.8 million for...

Small animal business drives Boehringer to 6% annual growth

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health recorded above-market sales growth for fiscal 2014 with its small animal business prospering.Sales came to €1,130 billion ($1.502 billion), securing the German firm's position...

Bayer opts to close St Joseph facility in June

Bayer HealthCare has chosen to close its US animal health facilities located in St Joseph, Missouri, after previously looking to sell the site.A Bayer spokesperson told Animal Pharm the site closure is happenin...

Merck aims to combat new canine flu strain sweeping US

Whilst the spread of avian influenza has been grabbing headlines in the US, another emerging virus has been surfacing in certain states. Animal Pharm analyst Sian Lazell investigates growing concerns surroundin...

UK companion animal ownership declining

Pet ownership in the UK is, for the first time, showing a steady decline which appears set to continue.The London-based Pet Food Manufacturers' Associ...

OSU develops faster feline sterilization

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) claim they have identified an effective new method to spay female cats. The procedure is called a pedicle...

PPR outbreak in Israel near Syrian border

There has been an outbreak of the peste des petits ruminants virus (PPR) in the northern region of Israel, according to the World Organisation for Ani...

Novartis makes post-animal health gains

Swiss drugmaker Novartis has recorded one-time pre-tax operating income gains of $4.6 billion following the divestment of its animal health business.T...

Flurbiprofen medications pose serious risk to pets

Pets are at risk from exposure to human topical pain medications containing flurbiprofen, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Flur...

Private equity firm to acquire Pet Supermarket

Atlanta-based private equity firm Roark Capital Group is to purchase US pet products retailer Pet Supermarket. Pet Supermarket provides a range of sup...

MERS-CoV conference to be held in Qatar

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is holding a second regional conference to deal with developments regarding the spre...

Leptospirosis prevalent in northern England

New research by MSD Animal Health discovered more than half of dairy and beef herds across the north of England that have not been vaccinated for the ...

African research appeals for financial support

Veterinarians in Africa have appealed to veterinary associations in developed countries to pledge financial support to a growing small animal clinical...

APAC Regional Product Development Manager

Our client, a respected animal nutrition organisation with a significant presence in Asia, is seeking to appoint an experienced APAC Regional Product Development Manager....

Antibiotic resistance, politics and diagnostic investment opportunities

On March 2, 2015, California’s Senator Feinstein reintroduced a bill first submitted in 2013 entitled 'Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act of 2015'. In just nine double-...

Alltech leverages leading US feed presence with Ridley purchase

US feed specialist Alltech is set to purchase Ridley, an animal nutrition company based in Mankato, Minnesota.The deal combines the powers of two leading developers of feed for livestock and poultry t...

EU-funded parasite vaccine project underway

Scottish biologic formulation and drug-delivery company XstalBio has started work on a €9.3 million ($10 million) global project to develop vaccines that protect cattle, sheep and poultry, against par...

Wisconsin calls National Guard for avian flu emergency

Wisconsin has declared a state of emergency concerning the recent avian flu H5N2 outbreak and has enlisted the help of the National Guard. Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, signed an executive order o...

US pet products body promotes staff

US pet products industry body, American Pet Products Association (APPA), has promoted two of its experienced staff to better serve the organization in the expanding companion animal market.APPA has pr...

Feed industry gets first global guidelines

Industry efforts to reduce the impact of livestock products on the environment has taken a step forward with the release of the first globally recognized life cycle assessment (LCA) guidelines for ani...

Newcastle disease vaccines test developed

US researchers have developed a new diagnostic test to gauge the efficacy of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) vaccines before they are approved for manufacturing.US Department of Agriculture scientists, ...

New Animal Pharm report covering the antiparasitics sector

Antiparasitic compounds are the dominant segment of the veterinary pharmaceuticals market, with global sales now estimated at over US$3.5 billion annually.Products for the treatment and control of ani...

Climate change sparks growth of feed mycotoxins

An Asian animal nutrition expert has said climate change is speeding up the number of mycotoxins found in feed consignments, which can affect the performance of food-producing animals.Dr Shu Guan, tec...

Filled test tubes

The inside guide to antiparasitic resistance

Antiparasitic compounds are the dominant segment of the veterinary pharmaceuticals market, with global sales estimated at over $3.5 billion annually. Bacterial resistance to this important class of ve...

US firm developing cannabinoid-based cancer drugs for pets

While there remains a stigma related to cannabis as a medicine, the US is waking up to the medicinal opportunities this product can offer. But what of the veterinary market? Animal Pharm Editor Joseph...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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