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 conversion rate for 2014, the sales translate to $1...

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...

Merial seals Bayer equine acquisition

Merial has finalized its purchase of Bayer Animal Health's US equine assets.The deal sees Merial take the Legend and Marquis brands into its portfolio.Legend is the first approved joint therapy product labeled ...

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 in the EU...

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...

Dog population decreases 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 o...

Northern Ireland seeks brucellosis-free status

Northern Ireland is to ask the European Commission to declare it free of brucellosis after completing three years without an outbreak of the disease.A...

Merial's NexGard gets supplemental 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 Dr...

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, whil...

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 med...

Georgia, FAO to tackle brucellosis spread

Georgia and the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have signed an agreement to protect Georgian livestock from the spread of bruc...

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 ...

Biomin's Vietnam feed factory gets GMP certificate

Austrian animal nutrition specialist Biomin has received Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for its pre-mix animal feed facility in Vietnam.The Herzogenburg, Austria-based company said th...

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...

Japan discovers 20 cases of HPAI in migratory birds

Japanese animal health officials discovered 20 cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in migrating wild birds this winter, according to the Japanese Ministry of the Environment (JME).Differ...

Pharmaq selects new manager for Asia

Norway's leading producer of aquaculture pharmaceutical products Pharmaq has selected a new general manager for Asia.Danish national Andreas von Scholten was appointed to the position of general manag...

Bimeda launches horse sedative in the US

Irish animal health firm Bimeda has introduced Xylamed (xylazine), a sedative and analgesic used in horses, to the US market.The 100 mg/mL injection form product can also be used in cervidae (deer and...

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...

Prokarium developing needle-free Salmonella vaccine

UK firm Prokarium is developing an attenuated Salmonella delivery system for use against Clostridium difficile in pigs.The company aims to produce a dual swine diarrhea vaccine targeting enterotoxigen...

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.