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 million).The Cheshire-headquartered company said it ha...

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 Scynexis group committed to animal health after acquisition

Colorado-based contract development and manufacturing organization Avista Pharma Solutions has purchased the contract research and development services business of drug development firm Scynexis.Scynexis' anima...

Merial's double-digit recovery continues into second quarter

Merial's upward trajectory continued into the second quarter of 2015 as the firm reported growth of 14%.The firm, a division of drug-maker Sanofi, posted Q2 revenues of €691 million ($759 million).Merial was bo...

Flea and tick impetus guides Bayer to 20% growth in Q2

Bayer Animal Health has secured 19.6% year-on-year sales growth in the second quarter of 2015, following strong performances from its Advantage and Seresto brands.The firm's animal health sales came to €428 mil...

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...

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 her...

Zoetis buys hatchery automation tech firm

Zoetis is set to strengthen its automation technology for poultry hatchery operations by acquiring London, Ontario-based KL Products.The transaction, ...

Putney launches generic Merial pet skin treatment

US veterinary generic drug maker Putney has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a generic of Merial's Tresaderm, a treatment for ...

Animalcare eyes growth with appointment

Animalcare has appointed a head of export development as it aims to grow its presence outside its domestic UK animal health market.Martin Gore will ha...

Kane aims for million-dollar financing

Canadian biotechnology firm Kane Biotech is planning to raise funds from a private placement of shares. The company – which develops products to preve...

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 ...

Study shows wildlife diseases under-researched

Australian researchers have said there is a serious dearth of knowledge regarding diseases which spread from wildlife to livestock, resulting in serious risks to humans.Scientists at the Faculty of Ve...

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...

IDEXX pet strength helps secure 7% growth in Q2

US diagnostics firm IDEXX Laboratories witnessed a 7% increase in its animal health sales during the second quarter of 2015.Total veterinary revenues reached $383.6 million for the quarter, mainly dri...

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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