US company Nexcyon Pharmaceuticals has secured minor use minor species (MUMS) designation for an injectable peptide used in the diagnosis of hypoadrenocorticism in dogs.The approval comes around one year after the Madison, Wisconsin-based business gained MUMS ...

More low-cost generics needed to boost competition, says FTC

As US veterinarians increasingly feel the strain from retailers, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has outlined three areas that could stimulate industry competition.A new report from the FTC highlighted these...

Reduction in use of animals for immunological quality control

According to Anna Tout, biologicals assessor at the UK's Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), the use of animals in quality control testing for immunological veterinary medicinal products has fallen. Dr Tams...

OIE elects new director general Eloit to office

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has unveiled Dr Monique Eloit as its new director general.Dr Eloit was elected following a secret vote by representatives of the member countries of the OIE. Her f...

Kansas researchers develop recombinant vaccines for avian flu

Kansas State University has developed recombinant vaccines that could be used to protect against a whole host of diseases impacting food animals.Research at the university created vaccines to tackle the H5N1 an...

Walmart backs antibiotic reduction but does plan lack goals?

Momentum behind the US government's attempts to cut the amount of antibiotics used in food animals is growing, with Walmart adding its name to the number of big supporters.The Arkansas-based retailer said it wi...

OIE biosecurity plea as avian flu threat evolves

With no sign of a let-up in the spread of avian flu, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has warned the virus could start spreading in new ways unless countries do more to strengthen farm biosecurity...

US agribusiness Cargill is to strengthen its presence in Turkey with the acquisition of a majority stake in one of the country's leading feed makers.U...

European firms partner for antibiotic alternative

French animal feed additives specialist Adisseo and Danish biotechnology company Novozymes will collaborate to develop a probiotic for poultry. The pr...

Indiana ceases bird movements to tackle flu

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has halted bird movements in the state in an effort to tackle the spreading bird flu epidemic.  The or...

OIE, WVE strengthen partnership

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Veterinary Association (WVA) have renewed an existing partnership between the two bodies....

Kenyan livestock weaken human health

US university researchers have discovered Kenyan families living with livestock suffering from diseases have a dramatically increased risk of incurrin...

KindredBio adds former Genentech IP expert

US pet therapeutics firm Kindred Biosciences has appointed Jennifer Elliott to the role of vice president of legal affairs and intellectual property. ...

Russia restricts US poultry after bird flu fears

Russia has announced new restrictions on live poultry and hatching eggs from the US, where avian influenza has now affected more than 40 million birds...

Jaguar shares dip as biotech values decline

Shares in Jaguar Animal Health are trading slightly below their opening-day price, two weeks after the firm launched its initial public offering (IPO)...

NBAF on schedule after ground-breaking

Work has begun on a new US National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) next to Kansas State University, with construction beginning on schedule.In M...

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-...

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...

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 ...

ISA outbreak hits salmon in Norway

There has been a large outbreak of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) in the south east of Norway, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The Paris-based OIE said the outbreak took p...

VetStem adds clinical and veterinary directors

US regenerative veterinary medicine firm VetStem Biopharma has appointed a new director of clinical development. Dr Ross Rich, former owner of Cave Creek Equine Surgical and Diagnostic Imaging Center ...

Agrilabs claims VetGun technology success

A survey by US animal health distributor AgriLabs claims the VetGun approach to delivering insecticides to cattle has been a success with the country's cattle herds.The St Joseph, Missouri-based compa...

EU launches livestock vaccine project

A new EU-funded livestock vaccine project has been launched in Spain and will result in a grant of €8.5 million ($9.5 million) being spent on research to stop the disease Mycoplasma pneumoniae penetra...

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...

PPR eradication campaign costed at $9.1bn

A global program to control and eradicate the economically-damaging peste des petits ruminants (PPR) disease among livestock has been costed at between $7.6 billion and $9.1 billion over a 15-year per...

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 ...

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 ...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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