Momentum behind the US government's attempts to cut the amount of antibiotics used in food animals is growing, with Walmart adding its name to the number of big supporters.The Arkansas-based retailer said it will work with supply chain partners to ensure the j...

OIE biosecurity plea as avian flu threat evolves

With no sign of a let-up in the spread of avian flu, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has warned the virus could start spreading in new ways unless countries do more to strengthen farm biosecurity...

Phibro reveals gameplan to sustain strong growth

Phibro Animal Health recently reported 8% growth in sales in its fiscal third quarter. This was a continuation of a strong 2015 so far. The firm's chief financial officer (CFO), Richard Johnson, gave an overvie...

MSD: Vaccination essential for tilapia fish producers

A leading Asian aquaculture expert said disease is the biggest limiting factor in the sustainable production of the popular freshwater fish tilapia. Norman Lim, MSD Animal Health's regional technical manager fo...

Gates Foundation's animal health initiative grows IFAH partnership

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the largest investment donors to the agricultural sector and now, with the help of the International Animal Health Organisation (IFAH), it aims to make waves in t...

Sanderson Farms' lone voice could fuel US antibiotic resistance backlash

The chief executive of food corporation Sanderson Farms has become the first key opinion leader in the US to refuse a reduction in antibiotics for food-producing animals.Joe Sanderson said his firm will carry o...

Gour Medical: Europe's answer to the biotech wave in animal health

Filled test tubes The recent biotechnology phenomenon in animal health has seen small, nimble firms such as Aratana Therapeutics and Kindred Biosciences working their way towards commercialization. However, these new entrants to...

Skystar non-compliance continues

Chinese animal health firm Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical has again been handed a non-compliance notification from the Nasdaq stock exchange.Skystar has f...

Research shows vitamin D boosts cat survival

The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, claims higher levels of vitamin D are linked to increased survival chances of hospitalized cats. Researchers at...

VetStem adds clinical and veterinary directors

US regenerative veterinary medicine firm VetStem Biopharma has appointed a new director of clinical development. Dr Ross Rich, former owner of Cave Cr...

EU launches livestock vaccine project

A new EU-funded livestock vaccine project has been launched in Spain and will result in a grant of €8.5 million ($9.5 million) being spent on research...

Novel rabies strain exposed in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed the discovery of a new strain of rabies in a rabid fox. After a woman was bitten by a gray fox, the ...

Vietnam upgrades its fish disease management

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed an agreement with Vietnam to upgrade and improve the country's fish farm disease management, fish pro...

Neogen, Merck strike low-cost dairy tests deal

US animal health and food safety specialist Neogen has launched new lower-cost genomic tests that offer commercial dairy producers essential informati...

NZ speeds up vet product registrations

The New Zealand government has decided to dedicate more staff to registering much-needed new veterinary products in the agriculture-intensive country....

FAO targets lumpy skin disease spread

Recent outbreaks of lumpy skin disease (LSD) among cattle in the Middle East – and its westward spread – have prompted the Food and Agriculture Organi...

Manufacturing Manager - APAC

Our client, a leading global organisation in the production, marketing and sales of Animal Health products is looking for an experienced Manufacturing Manager to join the...

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-...

Patterson's drop in Q4 sales mars strong year

Patterson Companies has recorded a 1.6% drop in veterinary sales in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2015, compared to the same time last year. Veterinary supply sales totalled around $356 million com...

UC Davis extends foothill abortion vaccine trials

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) recently expanded field trials for a bovine foothill abortion vaccine. According to UC Davis, the US Department of Agriculture approved the present field...

Northern Vietnam hit by rabies outbreak

Northern Vietnam has reported a severe rabies outbreak where more than 3,000 people have contracted the disease after being bitten by a growing population of rabid dogs.The Thanh Nien news service, ba...

TVAX adds ex-Merial chief scientific officer

US pet cancer start-up TVAX Animal Health has appointed former Merial executive Kevin Schultz to be chair of its scientific advisory board. Dr Schulz brings more than 30 years of academic and commerci...

Cargill claims solution to heat-stressed dairy cows

US feed specialist Cargill claims its latest research has shown its proprietary feeding solutions help dairy cows better endure stress while dealing with their summer heat load.The Minneapolis, Minnes...

Scientists produce GM cattle for omega-3 beef

Scientists in China have found a way of genetically altering cattle to provide beef rich in the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids normally associated with fish oils.In a study published in the journal Bi...

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...

Pipette over petri dishes

Balance required between regulation and innovation for novel vet meds

Dr Noemi Garcia del Blanco, head of assessment at the UK’s Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), spoke at the VMD's Biologicals Information Day 2015 in London on the regulation of innovative/novel v...

Pet cancer treatment: R&D dead end or the next blockbuster goldmine?

Treatment of pet cancer is an emotional topic amongst drug developers and owners of companion animals alike. However, drugs specifically approved to treat canine and feline cancers have yet to form a ...

Filled test tubes

VetPharm outlines the landscape for animal health contract research

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 Ha...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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