Zoetis has recorded a 1% increase in sales during the second quarter of the year after being impacted by foreign exchange rates.Second-quarter revenues came to $1.2 billion, reflecting an operational increase of 11%, excluding the impact of foreign exchange.Th...

Zoetis gains first US approval for atopic dermatitis antibody

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has handed Zoetis a conditional license for its canine atopic dermatitis immunotherapeutic – the firm's first approval for a monoclonal antibody.This is also the first ti...

Surge in probiotic feed additives predicted

Compound animal feed in sack US trade analyst Markets and Markets (M&M) is predicting the total value of the global probiotics feed additive market will surge from its current estimated value of $3 billion to $4.4 billion by 2019.Portl...

Dechra moves into vaccines with Croatian purchase

UK veterinary products specialist Dechra Pharmaceuticals has entered the vaccines market by acquiring Croatia's largest animal health company Genera, in a share purchase deal valued at £19.4 million ($30.3 mill...

French prime minister endorses country's vet med sector

As an indication of the growing importance of French animal health companies to the country's economy, the prime minister of France Manuel Valls recently inspected the headquarters of Ceva Santé Animale.The Lib...

Americas strength drives Vétoquinol to 12% first-half growth

Vétoquinol's revenues grew by 11.9% in the first half of fiscal 2015 compared to the same time last year.The French animal health firm recorded net revenue of €167.2 million ($185 million) for H1 or €156.5 mill...

Indian firm targets top 10 with global acquisition drive

In the next five years, the global animal health industry could see its first top 10 player from outside the US and Europe.Indian drug manufacturer Strides Group, is aiming to develop a leading veterinary medic...

Former Ceva head to lead Kansas ad agency

US advertising agency JNA Advertising has created a new division dedicated to animal health.Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JNA is already a partner...

US makes progress in MERS vaccine trials

US researchers claim they have made progress in developing a vaccine to combat the deadly zoonotic Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).Scientists ...

Australian Bayer head selected to lead AMA

The recently formed Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) has chosen Bayer Animal Health's Australian country division head, Andrew Mason, as its new presi...

FDA exercises IV fluids enforcement

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is once again temporarily exercising enforcement discretion for the distribution of intravenous (IV) fluid p...

Mycotoxins a 'growing concern' for EU feed

EU livestock farmers must be increasingly vigilant about mycotoxin contamination in maize silage, to avoid animal disease and negative economic impact...

More Schein acquisitions in the pipeline

US animal health distributor Henry Schein is closing in on more acquisitions for its animal health division.The firm's chief financial officer, execut...

US to discuss bird flu vaccine with Asia

US officials will travel to China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan in September to discuss using vaccines if another outbreak of bird flu surfaces in th...

Heska introduces in-clinic dx analyzer

US veterinary diagnostics supplier Heska has launched its Element i Immunodiagnostic Analyzer.Element i is designed for in-clinic testing and health s...

Pharmaq launches fish vaccinating machines

Norwegian fish vaccine specialist Pharmaq has expanded its interest in the growing Latin American aquaculture vaccine market by marketing high-speed v...

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 to cut study delays... Revisited

As I sat down to compose my next article for Animal Pharm, I decided to reread some of my past articles for inspiration. I suddenly realized that I have been writing thes...

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...

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 ...

Michigan detects second bTB outbreak in 2015

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has confirmed an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in a small beef cattle herd in Alcona County. The MDARD and the US Departmen...

Anitox adds marketing manager to Asian team

US pathogen control specialist Anitox has expanded its team in Asia Pacific with the appointment of Rachel Liem to the position of marketing manager for the region.Based in Malaysia, Ms Liem will repo...

Zoetis buys Canadian hatchery automation technology firm

Zoetis is set to strengthen its automation technology for poultry hatchery operations by acquiring London, Ontario-based KL Products.The transaction, of which financial details were not disclosed, ena...

Aratana's inappetence drug shows potential in cats

Aratana Therapeutics has revealed positive results of a pilot field study of its appetite stimulant AT-002 (capromorelin) in cats. Capromorelin is a small molecule that mimics ghrelin, a naturally occ...

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...

Kyoritsu Seiyaku remains leader of Japan's top 10

Kyoritsu Seiyaku maintained its position as Japan's largest domestic animal health company during fiscal 2014.However, the majority of leading veterinary medicine firms in Japan struggled to make sign...

Zoetis IPO allowed for broader R&D partnering

Zoetis has been able to expand its R&D partnering scope since it left Pfizer two years ago.Michelle Haven, the firm's senior vice president of business development, alliances and solutions, told A...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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

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