A report from the UK Parliament claims antimicrobial resistance is encouraged by inappropriate prescription of antibiotics across both the human health and veterinary medicine sectors. The animal health industry has welcomed the report's support for the respon...

Modelling may give insights into bovine TB spread

A group of British scientists are working on ways of better predicting the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle, but their conclusions are controversial for farmers and the livestock sector.Their model...

FDA cGMP rule expected for animal feed manufacturers

As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in March of 2011, the FDA was given a mandate to update its regulations to create a new set of regulations/rules that enable it to prevent the introduc...

Ceva to assist Myanmar with avian vaccines

French animal health company Ceva Santé Animale has signed a cooperation agreement with Mynamar to collaborate in the control of avian diseases in the Asian country.Ceva's support will result in a transfer of e...

Boehringer assigned 10 new veterinary patents

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica secured 10 new patents in June.The firm was awarded US patents covering the use of meloxicam to treat respiratory diseases in pigs and the use of ciclesonide in horses. The firm's...

AvidBiotics hails protein alternative to waning antimicrobials

US company AvidBiotics is in discussions with several big players in the animal health industry to partner in developing its antibacterial protein technology.As concern mounts over antimicrobial resistance to c...

West Africa Ebola outbreak leads to closer examination of animal origins

The rapid spread of a strain of the Ebola virus in West Africa is causing increasing alarm amongst human and animal health scientists.To date, 763 people have been infected with the virus, and 468 of these have...

New Zealand to build new biosecure laboratory

New Zealand is to build a new biosecurity laboratory for animal diseases at Upper Hut in the southernmost part of North Island.The NZ$65million ($57 m...

Product launch expert joins Jaguar animal health

Jaguar Animal Health has appointed Ian Parker, an executive with 30 years experience in the animal health industry, as vice president commercial opera...

USAID set to continue with Zoonoses program

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) will continue with its program to study and monitor zoonotic animal diseases before they become pa...

Pharmaceutical consultant joins Aratana board

A pharmaceutical consultant has been appointed to the board of US company Aratana Therapeutics to assist in the rapid growth of the firm.Robert P Roch...

Global survey on shrimp disease launched

An online survey to get a complete picture of the damage caused to the global shrimp industry by the early mortality syndrome (EMS) disease has been l...

Swine herd hit by FMD in east China

There has been an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) among swine in central east China, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (O...

Kemin launches new enzyme products in India

US feed ingredient specialist Kemin Industries has launched a new portfolio of enzyme products for poultry feed mills and producers in India.The Des M...

Expanding Putney creates HR leader role

US generic animal drug specialist Putney has appointed its first vice president of human resources.Portland, Maine-headquartered Putney said Kelley Sh...

Shrimp in-breeding poses disease concerns

Tropical shrimp aquaculture is facing a disease crisis that may be propelled, in part, by an interaction between management practices that cause inbre...

Pet Food Scientist

Jurox is an Animal Health Pharmaceutical Company based at Rutherford in the Hunter Valley, NSW. We research, develop and manufacture a wide range of veterinary medicines ...

Vowel Avowal

Natalie Salerno had loved her job as a field monitor for a large international human Contract Research Organization (CRO). However, after 10 years of constant travel, she...

Ceva impacted by weather as 2013 sales come to light

French business Ceva Santé Animale reported a 3% climb in sales during 2013.The firm had previously not issued full-year results as it was finalizing the introduction of new investors.Ceva reported sa...

US marketing trial for Kvax cancer vaccine

Australian regenerative veterinary and medicine company Regeneus said its novel autologous canine cancer vaccine Kvax is to have a marketing trial with a leading US vet health care services group.Sydn...

FMD outbreak in north west Botswana

There has been a sizeable outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in north west Botswana, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).The Paris-based OIE said there had been 50 confir...

Obituary: Margaret 'Peggy' Dillender

Animal Pharm is sad to report the death of Dr Margaret Jacobson 'Peggy' Dillender on June 2, 2014 after a short illness.Dr Dillender headed the Global Business Development & Licensing Department a...

Bayer launches canine osteoarthritis chew

Bayer HealthCare Animal Health has launched the first approved soft chew for canine osteoarthritis pain management in the US.The product, named quellin (carprofen), is indicated for the relief of pain...

Animal Pharm Patent Database 2014

Animal Pharm's table displays global patent approvals for the animal health industry in 2014 and is updated at regular intervals.

Zoonoses 2014: Why pathogens emerge and how to prevent them

When new infectious diseases are discovered, one of the first questions is: "Where did this come from?"More often than not, the answer is one of our animal friends – a kind of disease called a zoonosi...

Saudi Arabia eliminates shrimp disease WSSV

Saudi Arabia has eliminated the highly contagious and deadly white spot disease (WSSV) from its shrimp farms after the disease threatened to completely end shrimp production in the Arab state.Dr Ahmad...

Putting logic into biologics: The North American regulatory process

Veterinary biological products, including vaccines, are regulated independently of veterinary pharmaceuticals in Canada and the US. This is in contrast to regulation of drugs and biologics for human u...

ArtinVet searches for partner to take regenerative medicines global

Spanish firm ArtinVet hopes to snare a commercial partner for its animal wound dressing as it ramps up global exposure.ArtinVet was formed as a standalone company in 2013 after a merger between three ...

Animal Health Calendar 2014

Animal Pharm's latest calendar of worldwide animal health conferences, congresses, summits and meetings during 2014 and 2015.