After several years of testing, a Norwegian engineering company believes it has produced a radical solution to the global problem of sea lice, which threatens the future of the salmon aquaculture industry.Stingray Marine Solutions of Oslo told delegates to the...

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 payme...

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.Professor the Lord Trees, emeritus professor of veterinary p...

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...

No daily news alert on Monday August 31

Animal Pharm will not be publishing a daily news alert on Monday August 31 owing to the bank holiday in the UK.Normal service will resume on Tuesday S...

Alivira to begin spree with domestic purchase

Alivira Animal Health is to acquire fellow Indian firm Lyka Animal Health Care, according to several reports from local media.Financial terms of the d...

Zoetis adds adjuvant to Fostera PCV2 vaccine

Zoetis has introduced a slow release version of its porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) vaccine to the US market.Fostera PCV MetaStim is a monovalent kil...

US stem cell firm adds Kansas laboratory

US regenerative medicine specialist MediVet Biologic will open its second laboratory in Manhattan, Kansas, in early October 2015. The new laboratory i...

EU to tackle Greek lumpy skin outbreaks

The European Commission has confirmed two outbreaks of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in Greece.The outbreaks occurred in cattle holdings of around 200 anim...

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 ...

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 anti-parasitic collars are vital to South Africa's anti-poaching

Flea and tick collars may be something you would usually associate with protecting household pets and homes from parasites. However, in parts of Africa they play a much b...

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 expected to increase its manufacturing capacity an...

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...

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 respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The pilgr...

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...

Antibiotics usage continues to decline in Germany

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 there were about 1,238 tons of veterinary antibiotic...

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...

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 ...

Ceva set to invest €50m in global vaccine capacity

French animal health company Ceva Santé Animale is to invest €50 million ($55 million) over the next 18 months in expanding its vaccine capacity, mainly at its production complexes in Hungary and the ...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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

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