MSD Animal Health has launched an upgraded version of its needle-free swine vaccination technology, which it claims makes the system easier to use.The Idal 2G vaccination device for pigs is the second generation of MSD's needle-free Idal vaccine delivery syste...

New zoonotic pathogen surfaces in Germany

Three recent fatal cases of encephalitis in breeders of variegated squirrels in Germany have alerted European animal health officials to the possibility of a new zoonotic bornavirus being passed from animals to...

Sentinel acquisition drives Virbac's 17.1% growth in Q1

French animal pharmaceuticals company Virbac has reported significant sales growth of 17.1% in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.However, this growth masked a drop in organic revenues owing to two problems with ...

Americas sales help Vétoquinol to 11% growth in Q1

Vétoquinol has recorded sales growth of 11% in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, compared to Q1 in the previous year.Sales totalled €81.3 million ($86.9 million) in Q1 2015 – up €8.1m from the €73.2m ($78.2m) r...

Nexvet reassess strategy for pain treatment trials

Nexvet Biopharma will soon commence additional studies to support existing trials for its drug candidate for treating pain associated with canine osteoarthritis. A placebo-controlled, multi-site field safety an...

US Mid-West avian flu outbreaks spread to chickens

For the first time during the recent highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks in the US Mid-West, a large chicken farm has been affected.The Associated Press news agency in Madison, Wisconsin, reporte...

The inside guide to antiparasitic resistance

Filled test tubes Antiparasitic compounds are the dominant segment of the veterinary pharmaceuticals market, with global sales estimated at over $3.5 billion annually. Bacterial resistance to this important class of veterinary m...

Zoetis and Orion secure EU positive opinions

Zoetis has received a positive opinion in the EU for an extension of the existing authorization of Cerenia (maropitant citrate), an antiemetic drug us...

New Newcastle disease vaccines test developed

US researchers have developed a new diagnostic test to gauge the efficacy of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) vaccines before they are approved for manuf...

Rabies outbreaks cost $8.6bn every year

A new study by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) indicates that rabies is costing pet owners, individuals, veterinary services and hospita...

Post-acquisition Nutreco to part with its CFO

Following its takeover by Dutch holding company SHV Holdings, compatriot animal nutrition specialist Nutreco said its chief financial officer (CFO) Go...

Zinpro launches dairy lameness diagnostic

US animal health company Zinpro has launched an online lameness diagnostic which can assess and help track locomotion scores plus estimating the cost ...

Poultry-related antibiotic resistance in decline

Two new reports from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have revealed a decline in antimicrobial resistance related to chickens.The 2012 Retail...

Aspen launches oral pain treatment for horses

Colorado-based Aspen Veterinary Resources has launched Vetameg Equine Paste, a generic oral treatment for horses in the US. The paste is intended to a...

FDA working to solve intravenous shortage

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with pharmaceutical companies to rectify the current shortage of large volume intravenous (IV) so...

Japan allows bovine meat in fish feed

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has revised the country's animal feed safety law to allow bovine meat and bone meal to be...

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-...

IAH to relocate global headquarters to Kansas City

Australian company Integrated Animal Health (IAH) will move its global headquarters to Lawrence, Kansas.The firm's new global home will be at the Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC) at ...

Zoetis, Merial, Merck lead patent registrations in Q1

Animal health industry leader Zoetis has registered the most patents in the first quarter of 2015 followed by Merial and Merck Animal Health, according to the Animal Pharm Patent Archive.Between the b...

New Zealand eyes improvement in deer health

New Zealand deer farmers and veterinarians are being urged to improve the health and breeding of the country's large deer herd to maximize profits and expand exports.The government-backed body Deer In...

Anitox adds Benelux manager to EMEA team

US pathogen control specialist Anitox has added to its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) team with the appointment of a new business development manager in the region.Belgian Marc Intven has been ...

Revision of EU feed legislation needed, says insect industry

The European Commission should update EU legislation to allow insect products to grow as a sustainable source of animal proteins for animal feed and food consumption, a new platform of industry repres...

Experts claim zoonotic diseases in pets underdiagnosed

While zoonoses originating from food-producing animals are well documented, the same types of diseases in companion animals are not. Animal Pharm analyst Sian Lazell attended a conference hosted by Ba...

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...

Latest rise in US antimicrobial sales could be precursor to dip

There are signs of a potential slowdown in sales of antimicrobials for use in the US food animal sector, according to latest statistics from the government.The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sa...

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.