Boehringer launches BVD vaccine in Europe

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has launched its new Bovela vaccine against bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) in Europe.The Ingelheim-headquartered company said Bovela is the first vaccine to be marketed in the EU for the active immunization of cattle against bot...

Bayer to sell St Joseph site and selected ex-Teva brands

Bayer HealthCare plans to divest its animal health facilities located in St Joseph, Missouri as well as some selected veterinary brands.The brands that are subject to the divestment were brought into the Bayer ...

Oculus unveils animal health division and new products

US human dermatology firm Oculus Innovative Sciences has launched a new animal healthcare division and unveiled six new veterinary products. The California-based firm, which provides human dermatological treatm...

Leading animal health execs forecast industry growth of 5%

Senior animal health executives have predicted steady industry growth of 4-5% during 2015, according to a recent Brakke Consulting survey.Brakke spoke to more than 40 senior executives from various sized compan...

Antibiotic resistance drives decline in EU treatment options

Growing resistance in bacteria to antimicrobial drugs is negatively impacting the availability of treatments for food-borne infections in animals and humans. In a recent report on antimicrobial resistance in zo...

Photo Gallery: Industry leaders gather at European Pet Night 2015

Europe's leading animal health companies gathered in Brussels, Belgium for the 11th edition of European Pet Night.The focus of the meeting was medical alert assistance dogs trained to aid individuals who manage...

What does Eli Lilly's uncertain future spell for Elanco?

While Elanco has gone from strength to strength in recent years, its parent company Eli Lilly has not fared as well. A recent article in the Financial Times suggested Eli Lilly could be the target of a takeover...

Africa, Asia fails to report rabies outbreaks

The first global survey of rabies reporting systems has uncovered a worrying lack of preparedness against the deadly disease across Africa and Asia, a...

China latest to restrict Canadian beef

China has joined the list of countries restricting imports of Canadian beef following the country's first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BS...

Zoetis helps to establish Kansas research center

Zoetis has awarded a grant of $250,000 to Kansas State University (KSU) in support of its new Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE). The C...

Cargill expands South African feed complex

US feed producer Cargill has increased its production capacity in South Africa by completing a $12.5 million expansion of its premix facility in Piete...

China meets FAO over transboundary diseases

Animal health experts from the Chinese Bureau of Veterinary Service (CBVS) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) met in Beiji...

Animalcare records healthy growth in H1

UK veterinary medicine developer Animalcare has reported sales growth of 7% for the six months ended December 31, 2014.Half-year revenue came to £6.93...

FDA AMR measures lead to withdrawals

Measures introduced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address antimicrobial resistance in animal drugs have led to the withdrawal of sev...

Anatara selects new CEO, development chief

Australian animal health company Anatara Lifesciences has selected a new chief executive and a global business development head.The Brisbane, Queensla...

France making less feed for pigs, more for dairy

Compound feed production fell by less than 1% in France last year – a smaller decrease than in 2013 – as declines in pig feed were partly offset by in...

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....

The Ackman Factor: Why the Alpha-Wolf is never out of the news

It has only been two months since US hedge fund manager William Ackman became part of the animal health world as a new investor in Zoetis. However, his entrance into the ...

Jaguar teams up with Biogenesis Bagó for Latin American pact

Jaguar Animal Health has taken a huge step to globalizing its fledgling business, by building a sales pathway to Latin America through Argentine firm Biogenesis Bagó.The two firms have agreed a five-y...

Quest for new aquaculture vaccines remains challenging

One of the world's leading experts on fish immunology believes most of the so-called 'easy vaccines' for treating fish diseases have already been invented, leaving preventative remedies for more diffi...

Avian flu outbreak hits Hungarian ducks

There has been an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu (HPAI) in south eastern Hungary, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).The Paris-based OIE said the H5N8 outbreak took p...

Pharmaq selects new manager for Asia

Norway's leading producer of aquaculture pharmaceutical products Pharmaq has selected a new general manager for Asia.Danish national Andreas von Scholten was appointed to the position of general manag...

Aratana pinpoints product restriction faults

Kansas City-based Aratana Therapeutics claims issues with lots of its AT-004 canine lymphoma drug did not cause any adverse effects in animals.Earlier this month, one serial lot of the product was pla...

Anatara posts positive results for piglet treatment

Australian animal health specialist Anatara Lifesciences has recorded positive results from the first Australian field trial of its lead product Detach, a non-antibiotic natural product to prevent and...

Animal Pharm Japan Top 20 – 2014 Edition

Animal Pharm will publish a new report on the Japanese animal health market in mid-November.The Japanese veterinary medicine sector is rich in animal health research, fresh business opportunities, and...

Quest for new aquaculture vaccines remains challenging

One of the world's leading experts on fish immunology believes most of the so-called 'easy vaccines' for treating fish diseases have already been invented, leaving preventative remedies for more diffi...

Chinese New Year heralds disease challenges

The start of this year’s Spring Festival in the Chinese world allows us the opportunity to look prospectively into the New Year at the status of the major diseases, that last year so drastically impac...

VetDC cancer treatment set for US conditional approval decision in 2015

While Aratana Therapeutics and Kindred Biosciences have been grabbing headlines in recent years, there are other players generating advancements in the US animal health biotech space. Working with the...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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