The Chinese animal health market is allegedly significantly underreported by several billion dollars.According to Ron Brakke, founder and president of market consultancy Brakke Consulting, the Chinese veterinary products industry is being underestimated by $2-...

The Bigger Picture: Does Big Pharma need animal health?

With a number of major pharmaceutical firms potentially on the verge of divesting their veterinary products businesses, animal health's role within large healthcare companies is being questioned.Are animal heal...

Elanco takes giant leap with Novartis Animal Health buy

Elanco is to become the second largest global animal health company after its parent business Eli Lilly agreed to purchase Novartis Animal Health.The all-cash transaction will cost Lilly $5.4 billion and repres...

US pet spending rises 4.5% in 2013

US spending on pets grew by 4.5% in 2013 to reach a record $55.7 billion, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA).The Connecticut-based APPA said the figure indicated the US pet market place c...

Climate change report calls for better food animal productivity

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that warming of the global climate system is unequivocal, and has implications for food security and human and animal health.The...

Exchange rates force Virbac first-quarter sales dip

Virbac has seen its first-quarter sales fall year-on-year by 1% due to tough exchange rates.The French company said sales of €180.5 million ($250 million) for Q1 grew 5% on a constant currency basis. Of this gr...

Boehringer struggles in 2013 as Circoflex sales drop

Boehringer Ingelheim's animal health division recorded a 0.8% increase in sales during 2013.The firm's sales of animal health products reached €1.07 billion ($1.48 billion), which also represented a 4.5% increa...

Signs of revival in Latin American petfood market

Latin American petfood markets are showing signs of picking up after two years of stagnation caused by economic slowdowns.According to Argentinian com...

Fish feed sales boost Nutreco's Q1 results

Rising fish feed volumes, particularly from Norway, have boosted the first quarter revenues of Dutch animal nutrition specialist Nutreco.The Amersfoor...

Putney adds to sales strength

US companion animal generic pharmaceutical specialist Putney has expanded its sales force to meet rising demand for its FDA-approved prescription medi...

US makes PEDv a notifiable disease

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus notifiable diseases, in order ...

Glenn David becomes acting Zoetis CFO

Glenn David, senior vice president of finance operations at Zoetis, has become the firm's acting chief financial officer.He succeeds executive vice pr...

Sweden's Premune establishes US subsidiary

Swedish companion animal therapeutics firm Premune has formed a wholly-owned US subsidiary based in New York.The new subsidiary – Premune Inc – will b...

FMD outbreak located in southern China

There has been an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in south east China, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).The Paris-...

Anpario benefits from tighter AGP controls

Anpario, the UK-based manufacturer of natural animal and aquaculture feed additives, has reported 12% increases in both profit and sales from its late...

Obesity prevalence plagues US pets

A new obesity report indicates the majority of US pets are overweight, with most pet owners blind to the issue.The Association for Pet Obesity Prevent...

Executive Director, Animal Health Public Policy

Job Posting # POL000142, Location: Summit, NJ. Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health p...

Animal Pharm's digital era begins as the print one ends

Animal Pharm has published its last print issue. As you are reading this online, the change may be of little significance to you, but it is an important one for the brand...

Animal Pharm M&A Table 2014

The table below highlights all of the mergers and acquisitions featured in Animal Pharm in 2014 so far.The deals below are listed in order of date announced (deals announced in 2013 are not included)....

Elanco ups bovine vaccine stake with US launch

Elanco has received US approval for a combination vaccine designed to tackle the viruses and bacteria associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD).The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issue...

Large avian flu outbreak in central California

There has been a large outbreak of low pathogenic avian flu in west central California, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).The Paris-based OIE said the H5 avian outbreak took ...

K-State veterinary dean Richardson to step down

Ralph C Richardson plans to leave his role as dean of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine within the next year.Dr Richardson plans to step down from the role no later than July ...

Nexvet secures $31.5m in series B funding

Australian veterinary drug developer Nexvet Biopharma has raised $31.5 million from US investors in a series B funding round.US investors Farallon Capital Management, Adage Capital Partners, Foresite ...

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.

The Influence of Feed Ingredients on Food Quality and Safety 2014

Feed additives play an ever more important role, particularly in terms their influence on animal health and growth, animal feed and human food quality and safety, and the environment.It is now widel...

Vector borne diseases: An increasing threat to One Health

Vector-borne diseases are on the increase not only amongst animals but in humans too. Animal Pharm Deputy Editor Joseph Harvey attended the canine vector-borne disease (CVBD) webconference in Barcelon...

The Bigger Picture: Pharma splits de rigueur?

If media conjecture is to be believed, this year could end with both Merck and Novartis divesting their respective animal health units for the benefit of the wider group.Pfizer/Zoetis took the 'divide...

IFAH-Europe highlights legislative changes in Europe

Major revisions to animal health legislation being considered in the EU currently offer a once in 20 years opportunity to ensure the regulations are fit for purpose. Animal Pharm editor Jamie Day spok...

Animal Health Calendar 2014

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