Fast pace of China animal pharmaceutical sales

The increase in Chinese consumer spending has driven strong growth in the livestock industry and in the six years leading up to 2013, the compound annual growth rate of animal pharmaceutical sales was 13.64%, according to the China Veterinary Drug Association ...

Australia seeks to prioritize Johne's disease

Australia's cattle producers have until mid-May to comment on an important government discussion paper regarding bovine Johne's disease (BJD).Canberra-based Animal Health Australia (AHA) held a national farmers...

Alltech leverages leading US feed presence with Ridley purchase

US feed specialist Alltech is set to purchase Ridley, an animal nutrition company based in Mankato, Minnesota.The deal combines the powers of two leading developers of feed for livestock and poultry to create a...

EU-funded parasite vaccine project underway

Scottish biologic formulation and drug-delivery company XstalBio has started work on a €9.3 million ($10 million) global project to develop vaccines that protect cattle, sheep and poultry, against parasitic inf...

Feed industry gets first global guidelines

Industry efforts to reduce the impact of livestock products on the environment has taken a step forward with the release of the first globally recognized life cycle assessment (LCA) guidelines for animal feed.T...

Elanco international sales begin Novartis-inspired surge in Q1

Elanco has taken a significant step towards becoming the second-largest global animal health firm after a 42% increase in revenues during the first quarter of 2015.The company's sales came to $749.8 million for...

Small animal business drives Boehringer to 6% annual growth

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health recorded above-market sales growth for fiscal 2014 with its small animal business prospering.Sales came to €1,130 billion ($1.502 billion), securing the German firm's position...

Mylan persists with Perrigo purchase

Drug manufacturer Mylan is to push ahead with a $29 billion bid for over-the-counter pharmaceutical specialist Perrigo, even though the latter has tol...

Colorado latest US state to warn of rabies threat

The Colorado Department of Agriculture and Tri-County Health Department have cautioned pet and livestock owners about the growing threat posed by rabi...

Taiwanese chickens hit by large outbreak of H5N2

There has been a large outbreak of the low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus on the west coast region of Taiwan, according to the World Organisa...

UK feed additive firm wins royal trade award

In a sign of the growing importance of feed additive companies to the UK's trade balance, the animal nutrition specialist Anpario has won The Queen's ...

UK companion animal ownership declining

Pet ownership in the UK is, for the first time, showing a steady decline which appears set to continue.The London-based Pet Food Manufacturers' Associ...

OSU develops faster feline sterilization

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) claim they have identified an effective new method to spay female cats. The procedure is called a pedicle...

PPR outbreak in Israel near Syrian border

There has been an outbreak of the peste des petits ruminants virus (PPR) in the northern region of Israel, according to the World Organisation for Ani...

Novartis makes post-animal health gains

Swiss drugmaker Novartis has recorded one-time pre-tax operating income gains of $4.6 billion following the divestment of its animal health business.T...

Flurbiprofen medications pose serious risk to pets

Pets are at risk from exposure to human topical pain medications containing flurbiprofen, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Flur...

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-...

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...

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 ...

Leptospirosis prevalent in cows in northern England

New research by MSD Animal Health discovered more than half of dairy and beef herds across the north of England that have not been vaccinated for the bacterial condition leptospirosis could be infecte...

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 pr...

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 treatment...

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.