Phibro reveals gameplan to sustain strong growth

Phibro Animal Health recently reported 8% growth in sales in its fiscal third quarter. This was a continuation of a strong 2015 so far. The firm's chief financial officer (CFO), Richard Johnson, gave an overview of how this growth was achieved and how it will ...

MSD: Vaccination essential for tilapia fish producers

A leading Asian aquaculture expert said disease is the biggest limiting factor in the sustainable production of the popular freshwater fish tilapia. Norman Lim, MSD Animal Health's regional technical manager fo...

Gates Foundation's animal health initiative grows IFAH partnership

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the largest investment donors to the agricultural sector and now, with the help of the International Animal Health Organisation (IFAH), it aims to make waves in t...

Sanderson Farms' lone voice could fuel US antibiotic resistance backlash

The chief executive of food corporation Sanderson Farms has become the first key opinion leader in the US to refuse a reduction in antibiotics for food-producing animals.Joe Sanderson said his firm will carry o...

Gour Medical: Europe's answer to the biotech wave in animal health

Filled test tubes The recent biotechnology phenomenon in animal health has seen small, nimble firms such as Aratana Therapeutics and Kindred Biosciences working their way towards commercialization. However, these new entrants to...

FDA guidance offers clarity on animal drug compounding

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has highlighted specific conditions under which drugs can be compounded for animals from bulk pharmaceutical substances.Current laws provide certain statutory exemption...

Elanco reacts to long-standing Denagard off-label problems

Elanco has removed online promotional materials for a medicated feed product after authorities warned the marketing made off-label claims.Earlier this month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a war...

Neogen, Merck strike low-cost dairy tests deal

US animal health and food safety specialist Neogen has launched new lower-cost genomic tests that offer commercial dairy producers essential informati...

NZ speeds up vet product registrations

The New Zealand government has decided to dedicate more staff to registering much-needed new veterinary products in the agriculture-intensive country....

FAO targets lumpy skin disease spread

Recent outbreaks of lumpy skin disease (LSD) among cattle in the Middle East – and its westward spread – have prompted the Food and Agriculture Organi...

Cargill claims solution to heat-stressed dairy cows

US feed specialist Cargill claims its latest research has shown its proprietary feeding solutions help dairy cows better endure stress while dealing w...

Patterson's drop in Q4 sales mars strong year

Patterson Companies has recorded a 1.6% drop in veterinary sales in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2015, compared to the same time last year. Veteri...

Krka raises animal health sales by 8% in Q1

Slovenian pharmaceutical specialist Krka said its animal health division made steady progress in the first quarter of 2015 by increasing sales by 8% t...

Northern Vietnam hit by rabies outbreak

Northern Vietnam has reported a severe rabies outbreak where more than 3,000 people have contracted the disease after being bitten by a growing popula...

UC Davis extends foothill abortion vaccine trials

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) recently expanded field trials for a bovine foothill abortion vaccine. According to UC Davis, the US De...

Elanco to offload Novartis facility in Q2

Elanco has revealed it is selling the former Novartis Animal Health Vacaville manufacturing plant following the merger of the two companies. The Calif...

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...

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-...

Scours treatment boosts ImmuCell Q1 sales

US biotechnology firm ImmuCell reported sales growth close to 50% in the first quarter of its fiscal 2015. Product sales in Q1 reached $3.1 million compared to around $2.08 million in Q1 2014, represe...

Zambia to tackle livestock diseases with UN backing

Zambia and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are joining forces through a new initiative aimed at combating animal diseases and boosting the smallholder livestock sector.A ...

FDA to broaden antimicrobials reporting requirements

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aims to revise its reporting requirements for all antimicrobials sold or distributed for food-producing animals.The FDA obtains annual estimates for the amoun...

TVAX adds ex-Merial chief scientific officer

US pet cancer start-up TVAX Animal Health has appointed former Merial executive Kevin Schultz to be chair of its scientific advisory board. Dr Schulz brings more than 30 years of academic and commerci...

Ceva generic swine product granted US approval

Ceva Animal Health recently received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Altrenogest solution for female swine.Ceva's Altrenogest is indicated for the synchronization of estrus i...

Scientists produce GM cattle for omega-3 beef

Scientists in China have found a way of genetically altering cattle to provide beef rich in the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids normally associated with fish oils.In a study published in the journal Bi...

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...

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Balance required between regulation and innovation for novel vet meds

Dr Noemi Garcia del Blanco, head of assessment at the UK’s Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), spoke at the VMD's Biologicals Information Day 2015 in London on the regulation of innovative/novel v...

Pet cancer treatment: R&D dead end or the next blockbuster goldmine?

Treatment of pet cancer is an emotional topic amongst drug developers and owners of companion animals alike. However, drugs specifically approved to treat canine and feline cancers have yet to form a ...

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VetPharm outlines the landscape for animal health contract research

New York-based VetPharm is celebrating its fifteenth birthday this month. The contract research organization's founder, president and chief executive Denni O Day spoke to Animal Pharm Editor Joseph Ha...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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