Whilst the spread of avian influenza has been grabbing headlines in the US, another emerging virus has been surfacing in certain states. Animal Pharm analyst Sian Lazell investigates growing concerns surrounding the outbreak of a novel canine influenza H3N2 su...

Boehringer halts sales of pigeon fever equine vaccine

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) has placed a voluntary stop sale on its pigeon fever vaccine for horses. As of April 9, 2015, the stop sale was placed on the vaccine due to reports of unexpected gastroint...

AHI: Label changes indication of successful antimicrobial policy

Last month, Joseph Harvey, Editor of Animal Pharm, suggested President Obama's action plan for the reduction of antibiotic resistance in the US lacked clear goals for the animal health industry. However, Ron Ph...

Eight emerging animal diseases prioritized in China

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the EU have identified eight emerging animal diseases in China which need to be prioritized and controlled.The eight most important emerging...

MSD takes next-generation step in swine needle-free vaccination

MSD Animal Health has launched an upgraded version of its needle-free swine vaccination technology, which it claims makes the system easier to use.The Idal 2G vaccination device for pigs is the second generatio...

New zoonotic pathogen surfaces in Germany

Three recent fatal cases of encephalitis in breeders of variegated squirrels in Germany have alerted European animal health officials to the possibility of a new zoonotic bornavirus being passed from animals to...

Sentinel acquisition drives Virbac's 17.1% growth in Q1

French animal pharmaceuticals company Virbac has reported significant sales growth of 17.1% in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.However, this growth masked a drop in organic revenues owing to two problems with ...

European feed firms step up Asian investments

Asia's fast growing animal feed sector continues to attract investments from Europe, with a number of new projects announced by Danish, French and Dut...

Oculus launches farm wound treatments

Californian firm Oculus Innovative Sciences has launched its MicrocynAH Farm and Ranch range of animal wound care products. MicrocynAH Spray and Micro...

Kansas study suggests growing rabies threat

A study at Kansas State University (KSU) has indicated a spike in cases of rabies in the state compared to last year. Researchers identified 28 positi...

US pet products body promotes staff

US pet products industry body, American Pet Products Association (APPA), has promoted two of its experienced staff to better serve the organization in...

Classical swine fever outbreak in Mongolia

There has been a large outbreak of classical swine fever (CSF) in central Mongolia, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).The Pa...

Anesthetics pose no risk to meat consumers

There is a 'negligible risk' to humans from the use of lidocaine in food-producing animals, according to European health authorities.The European Medi...

DS Pharma sees decline in annual sales

Osaka-based DS Pharma Animal Health has recorded a drop in annual sales of 3.7%.For the year ended March 31, 2015, net sales decreased by 3.7% to ¥11....

Chinese firms delay filing of annual results

Two Chinese animal health firms have failed to submit their annual results on time.Xi'an-based Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical received a non-compliance no...

Assisi launches second generation pain treatment

Assisi Animal Health has launched an upgraded version of its non-pharmaceutical animal pain treatment device, the Assisi Loop. The Assisi Loop 2.0 is ...

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....

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-...

Oculus launches farm and ranch wound treatments

Californian firm Oculus Innovative Sciences has launched its MicrocynAH Farm and Ranch range of animal wound care products. MicrocynAH Spray and MicrocynAH Hydrogel are both indicated for the treatmen...

Boehringer halts sales of pigeon fever equine vaccine

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) has placed a voluntary stop sale on its pigeon fever vaccine for horses. As of April 9, 2015, the stop sale was placed on the vaccine due to reports of unexpected...

US pet products body promotes staff

US pet products industry body, American Pet Products Association (APPA), has promoted two of its experienced staff to better serve the organization in the expanding companion animal market. APPA has p...

Post-acquisition Nutreco to part with its CFO

Following its takeover by Dutch holding company SHV Holdings, compatriot animal nutrition specialist Nutreco said its chief financial officer (CFO) Gosse Boon will be leaving the company.Amersfoort-ba...

European feed firms step up Asian investments

Asia's fast growing animal feed sector continues to attract investments from Europe, with a number of new projects announced by Danish, French and Dutch companies over the past few days.Denmark-based ...

Merck aims to combat new canine flu strain sweeping US

Whilst the spread of avian influenza has been grabbing headlines in the US, another emerging virus has been surfacing in certain states. Animal Pharm analyst Sian Lazell investigates growing concerns ...

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...

Climate change sparks growth of feed mycotoxins

An Asian animal nutrition expert has said climate change is speeding up the number of mycotoxins found in feed consignments, which can affect the performance of food-producing animals.Dr Shu Guan, tec...

Filled test tubes

The inside guide to antiparasitic resistance

Antiparasitic compounds are the dominant segment of the veterinary pharmaceuticals market, with global sales estimated at over $3.5 billion annually. Bacterial resistance to this important class of ve...

US firm developing cannabinoid-based cancer drugs for pets

While there remains a stigma related to cannabis as a medicine, the US is waking up to the medicinal opportunities this product can offer. But what of the veterinary market? Animal Pharm Editor Joseph...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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