In an era of divestments, spin-offs and mergers, the animal health units of the Big Pharma companies may be viewed as handy bargaining chips in large healthcare industry negotiations. Animal Pharm Editor Joseph Harvey looks at the relevance the veterinary medi...

Canine product lines propel Merial's solid growth in Q1

French company Merial has recorded strong growth of 13.5% at a constant exchange rate in the first quarter of 2015, driven by performance of its Nexgard and Heartgard preventative treatments for dogs.Sanofi, Me...

Antiparasitics drive Bayer's 6.1% sales growth

Strong sales of Bayer HealthCare's antiparasitic product Seresto have helped to lift sales in the company's veterinary division by 6.1% in the first quarter of 2015.As a result the firm's animal health division...

Adjuvant vaccines eyed as solution to avian flu

Next-generation adjuvant vaccines could be a potential way to protect poultry from devastating avian influenzas in the future, said a US vaccines development specialist recently.Dr Mary Ann Pfannenstiel, vice p...

Somalian livestock vaccinations yield record exports

Post-conflict Somalia has shown the value of a strategic livestock vaccination policy by producing record livestock exports to the Arabian Gulf states in 2014.The Horn of Africa country has exported a record fi...

VetPharm outlines the landscape for animal health contract research

Filled test tubes New York-based VetPharm is celebrating its fifteenth birthday this month. The contract research organization's founder, president and chief executive Denni O Day spoke to Animal Pharm Editor Joseph Harvey about...

GALVmed working on developing zoonotic pig disease vaccine

Scottish global animal health charity GALVmed is working on a vaccine for the under-reported zoonotic disease porcine cysticercosis, which is prevalent in many developing countries.GALVmed's partners in the dev...

Sedatives boost Orion animal health sales in Q1

Finnish pharmaceuticals firm Orion has recorded high growth in its animal health division in Q1 2015, with sales up 40%.Animal health sales totalled €...

Increased Irish investment in Johne's

The Irish government has invested €260,000 ($283,000) into research in 2015 to tackle bovine Johne's disease (BJD) among the country's dairy herds.The...

Lallemand selects new poultry product manager

French feed additive company Lallemand Animal Nutrition has appointed an experienced nutritionist to the position of poultry product manager.Blagnac-h...

RVC ranked Europe's top veterinary school

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London has been has been ranked as Europe's leading veterinary school and included in the top three veterinary s...

New Zealand to overhaul biosecurity strategy

One of the world's leading agricultural exporters New Zealand is to overhaul its biosecurity policies in order to protect its growing livestock and cr...

KSU selects new dean of veterinary medicine

Kansas State University (KSU) has named Dr Tammy Beckham as its next dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.Dr Beckham succeeds Dr Ralph Richardso...

IDEXX Q1 growth falters under rising dollar

IDEXX Laboratories has reported revenue growth of 6% to around $382.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 but a stronger US dollar rendered th...

Esaote to launch imaging tech at WSAVA event

Italian diagnostics specialist Esaote will launch four new ultrasound diagnostic platforms for veterinarians at the 40th World Small Animal Veterinary...

FDA takes charge of IV solution shipments to US

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is temporarily exercising enforcement discretion for the distribution of intravenous (IV) fluids into the US...

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...

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 par...

Norway resolves diseased salmon export concerns

The world's top producer of salmon, Norway, can resume fish exports to China after the Scandinavian country agreed to Chinese conditions regarding hygiene certification, showing it had successfully de...

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...

Merck's Fertagyl injection receives FDA approval

Merck Animal Health's Fertagyl sterile injectable solution has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Fertagyl (gonadorelin acetate), a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) produc...

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...

Fast-growing but fragmented: A guide to China's animal health market and firms

Sometimes complicated and often controversial, the Chinese animal health industry may seem like a mystery to outsiders looking in. Animal Pharm contributor Louis Harkell examines the market, the bigge...

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.