A serious strain of avian flu has been confirmed in a commercial turkey flock in Minnesota, marking the first such finding in the Mississippi flyway – a bird migration route cutting through some of the largest poultry producing states in the US.The US Departme...

Reality check for potential livestock vaccines in developing countries

Potential livestock vaccines for developing countries face numerous challenges which could delay or lead to abandonment of research or delivery, said a leading animal health vaccinology expert recently.Professo...

Year of double-digit sales growth leads Ceva past $1bn mark

French company Ceva Santé Animale has become the latest animal health company to surpass $1 billion in sales.During fiscal 2014, the Libourne-based business reported revenues of €766 million. Using an average c...

Researchers create genetically modified bTB-resistant cattle

Chinese researchers claim to have created a herd of genetically modified cattle possessing a higher resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB).Researchers at the Ministry of Agriculture in Northwest A&F Univer...

What are the obstacles in China's vet med regulation process?

In an ideal world, the approval process for veterinary medicines would be harmonized. However, this is not the case. Animal Pharm Editor Joseph Harvey looks at the complicated Chinese regulatory system and how ...

US beef producers avoid E coli vaccines due to cost

Vaccinating cattle against pathogenic E coli O157:H7 might reduce human infections by 85% or more, according to recent US research.However, Kansas State University (KSU) agricultural economists are reporting th...

World facing unprecedented spread of avian flu

Avian flu viruses are spreading and mutating more extensively than ever before, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. “The diversity and geographical distribution of influenza viruses currently circul...

NBAF secures remaining $300m funding

The new US National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) is likely to begin construction in May after it secured the remaining funding needed.US Congr...

Strong Heska year ends with weak Q4

Despite recording double-digit growth for the majority of 2014, US veterinary diagnostics firm Heska reported only a 3.5% increase in fourth-quarter s...

Maryland firm launches veterinary testing division

US molecular testing firm Clongen Laboratories has launched a veterinary diagnostic services division. The company revealed the new division will prov...

Feline study discovers treatment for rare disease

A study led by the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) has demonstrated an effective treatment for the rare Niemann ...

KSU rabies booster could save US pets

New research by Kansas State University (KSU) veterinary diagnosticians has discovered that pets with out-of-date rabies vaccinations are unlikely to ...

McDonald's to curb antibiotic use in chickens

Responding to heightened concerns over antimicrobial resistance, McDonald's USA will stop sourcing chickens raised with antibiotics deemed important t...

New US bill tackles antibiotics in animals

US senators have introduced a new bill to combat the overuse of medically important antibiotics in food production animals. If successful, the Prevent...

Perrigo launches Frontline generic in US

US firm Perrigo Animal Health has showcased two over-the-counter companion animal product lines at the 2015 Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida.The tw...

Jaguar bolsters US patent portfolio

US firm Jaguar Animal Health has filed two provisional US patent applications covering crofelemer and other anti-secretory products derived from the C...

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....

The Ackman Factor: Why the Alpha-Wolf is never out of the news

It has only been two months since US hedge fund manager William Ackman became part of the animal health world as a new investor in Zoetis. However, his entrance into the ...

Krka grows animal health unit by 9% in 2014

Slovenian pharmaceutical company Krka recorded animal health sales of €46.5 million ($51.8 million) during 2014.Sales growth was 9% year-on-year, while animal health sales represented approximately 4%...

Boehringer launches BVD vaccine in Europe

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has launched its new Bovela vaccine against bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) in Europe.The Ingelheim-headquartered company said Bovela is the first vaccine to be marketed...

Dog population decreases sharply in Japan

The number of dogs in Japan has fallen by 12.8% since 2010.The fall in dog ownership was revealed by the Japan Pet Food Association (JPFA) as result of a web survey conducted among the domestic canine...

Putney appoints senior VP of scientific affairs

US generic pet medicine manufacturer Putney has promoted Dr Anthony Lucas to the newly-created position of senior vice president of scientific and medical affairs.Dr Lucas will now oversee all aspects...

Merial's NexGard gets supplemental US approval

Merial's canine flea treatment NexGard can now be used to treat and control the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) in the US.The US Food and Drug Administration handed a supplemental approval t...

Study finds potential cause of canine bone cancer

US researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) have discovered a potential trigger of bone cancer in dogs.After studying six different cell lines taken from ...

Animal Pharm Japan Top 20 – 2014 Edition

Animal Pharm will publish a new report on the Japanese animal health market in mid-November.The Japanese veterinary medicine sector is rich in animal health research, fresh business opportunities, and...

Quest for new aquaculture vaccines remains challenging

One of the world's leading experts on fish immunology believes most of the so-called 'easy vaccines' for treating fish diseases have already been invented, leaving preventative remedies for more diffi...

What does Eli Lilly's uncertain future spell for Elanco?

While Elanco has gone from strength to strength in recent years, its parent company Eli Lilly has not fared as well. A recent article in the Financial Times suggested Eli Lilly could be the target of ...

VetDC cancer treatment set for US conditional approval decision in 2015

While Aratana Therapeutics and Kindred Biosciences have been grabbing headlines in recent years, there are other players generating advancements in the US animal health biotech space. Working with the...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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