One of the UK's leading experts on avian flu said the economically-damaging disease is set to remain a threat to global food security and human health for many years to come.Professor Ian Brown, director of the EU/FAO/OIE Reference Library for Avian Influenza ...

Mexican veterinary drugs experiencing double-digit growth

Sales of veterinary drugs in Mexico grew by 11% in 2014.According to animal health industry association Industria Farmacéutica Veterinaria (Infarvet), estimated sales for 2014 reached around MXN9.37 billion ($5...

FDA: North American joint registrations strategy evolving

The joint veterinary product assessment process in the US and Canada has been extended into a second stage of development.The initiative was established in February 2011 with the aim of making it easier for Ame...

Aivlosin uptake helps ECO record 22% full-year sales increase

UK firm ECO Animal Health reported a strong fiscal 2015 after its Aivlosin (tylvalosin) antimicrobial drove growth, particularly in North America.Total sales for the year ended March 31, 2015, increased by 22% ...

How does Africa improve animal health return-on-investment?

Regulatory convergence is the key for luring animal health manufacturers – and improved veterinary medicines – to Africa. This was the takeaway message from the recent 4 Global Animal Health Conference organize...

German veterinary drug market reaches five-year growth high

The German market for veterinary drugs grew by 4.2% last year, its highest increase since 2009, as the sector adjusts to weakening antibiotics sales.The sector is valued at €771 million ($862 million), accordin...

Bird flu shakes up China's top 10 company rankings

Outbreaks of H7N9 were toxic for two of China's largest animal pharmaceutical firms' sales last year. Otherwise, most top Chinese firms can reflect on a successful 2014, as illustrated by a table of the country...

EU extends use of Huvepharma enzyme

European authorities have extended the use of Bulgarian animal health company Huvepharma's feed additive Hostazym X to include fattening pigs and mino...

Food-borne disease outbreaks up in Japan

While the number of food-borne disease outbreaks in 2014 increased in Japan, the number of resulting human cases has dropped.The Japanese Ministry of ...

Kemin begins work on new Iowa headquarters

US feed additive specialist Kemin Industries has held a ground-breaking ceremony in Des Moines, Iowa, to begin the construction of a $125.5 million co...

Decrease in Finland's use of antimicrobials

The Finnish Food Safety Authority (FFSA) has reported a decrease in the use of veterinary antimicrobials during their latest survey for the period 201...

UK sets out veterinary vaccine funding strategy

The UK's main funder of veterinary research, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), has set out its animal vaccinology st...

Zoetis' Cerenia gets additional US approval

Zoetis has gained a supplemental approval for its Cerenia (Maropitant citrate) canine acute vomiting treatment.The new approval from US authorities pr...

MSD's Bravecto gets Japanese launch

Tokyo-based MSD Animal Health Japan has received domestic approval for its Bravecto Chewable Tablets (fluralaner) to eliminate flea and ticks on dogs....

Boehringer, Ceva reach out for pig research

Both Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Ceva Animal Health are calling for research proposals in the field of porcine diseases.Boehringer is spons...

New global COO for livestock monitoring firm

US livestock and companion animal identification and monitoring specialist Allflex has selected a new global chief operating officer (COO).Dallas, Tex...

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 Company Index

Animal Pharm has introduced a searchable index of firms active in the animal health industry.The Animal Pharm Company Index provides an alphabetical database of businesses, so subscribers can browse p...

NZ to investigate leptospirosis vaccine efficiency

New Zealand's Massey University has been awarded NZ$480,000 ($325,000) to investigate whether the vaccination of dairy cattle against the bacterial disease leptospirosis has been fully effective.The N...

Bayer gains US canine heartworm authorization

Bayer HealthCare Animal Health has received US approval for a topical canine heartworm disease solution.Coraxis (Moxidectin) is indicated for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria ...

Nutriad expands Asian aquaculture team

Belgian feed additives manufacturer Nutriad has expanded its Southeast Asia aquaculture team.Hoogveld-headquartered Nutriad said Ho Gim Chong has been selected as commercial and technical manager for ...

VaxLiant gains approval for poultry adjuvants

Nebraska firm VaxLiant has gained US safety approval for three of its ENABL vaccine adjuvants.These are the first poultry adjuvants the company has received approval for from the US Department of Agri...

Jaguar canine diarrhea drug due in 2016

Jaguar Animal Health expects to launch its Canalevia diarrhea treatment for dogs in early 2016.The Californian firm is currently pursuing a minor use, minor species (MUMS) approval for Canalevia for t...

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...

Gates Foundation ranks unmet animal disease needs in Africa

The most economically-damaging threats to food animals in Africa are Newcastle disease, gastrointestinal endoparasites and ectoparasites.Roland Klober, senior program officer at The Bill and Melinda G...

Belgium missing targets on antibiotic use in livestock

After two years of decline, antibiotic usage in animals rose in Belgium during 2014 despite the launch of an ambitious reduction strategy.Researchers believe the reduction strategy will now need to be...

Canadian venture pursuing two potential 'blockbusters'

Canadian company Avivagen claims it is developing not one, but two potentially disruptive technologies – a natural product designed as a replacement for the use of antibiotics in livestock feeds, as w...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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

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