Bird flu shakes up China's top 10 company rankings

Outbreaks of H7N9 were toxic for two of China's largest animal pharmaceutical firms' sales last year. Otherwise, most top Chinese firms can reflect on a successful 2014, as illustrated by a table of the country's top 10 market-listed companies' veterinary sale...

Medical sale reinforces Patterson animal health commitment

US distributor Patterson Companies is to increase its focus on the animal health sector by selling its medical business.The company has agreed to sell Patterson Medical to Madison Dearborn Partners, a private e...

Canadian venture pursuing two potential 'blockbusters'

Canadian company Avivagen claims it is developing not one, but two potentially disruptive technologies – a natural product designed as a replacement for the use of antibiotics in livestock feeds, as well as a d...

Belgium missing targets on antibiotic use in livestock

After two years of decline, antibiotic usage in animals rose in Belgium during 2014 despite the launch of an ambitious reduction strategy.Researchers believe the reduction strategy will now need to be reinforce...

Assisi claims pain device is start of diverse animal health company

In 2013, Assisi Animal Health was formed following the acquisition of a medical device business with a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive treatment for inflammation and pain in animals. Now, the firm is looking t...

New US pet stem cell therapy firm established

Californian stem cell research firm PrimeGen Biotech has created a new veterinary subsidiary called VetCell Therapeutics. VetCell is focused on the research and development of stem cell therapies for companion ...

Zoetis shares hit record high after inevitable Valeant bid rumor 

Zoetis shares have surpassed the $50-mark for the first time, as rumors of a takeover bid from Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals become more palpable. The firm's stock reached a high of $55.38 per share on Thurs...

Jaguar canine diarrhea drug due in 2016

Jaguar Animal Health expects to launch its Canalevia diarrhea treatment for dogs in early 2016.The Californian firm is currently pursuing a minor use,...

NZ to investigate leptospirosis vaccine

New Zealand's Massey University has been awarded NZ$480,000 ($325,000) to investigate whether the vaccination of dairy cattle against the bacterial di...

France investigates GM sheep in food chain

A French research institution has admitted a genetically modified (GM) sheep it  crossed with a jellyfish entered the food chain in 2014.The French Pu...

IFC loan boosts Smithfield Romania

US food producer Smithfield has received a $60 million loan from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to expand its Romanian division's agribus...

VaxLiant gains approval for poultry adjuvants

Nebraska firm VaxLiant has gained US safety approval for three of its ENABL vaccine adjuvants.These are the first poultry adjuvants the company has re...

GALVmed launches online policy database

Scottish animal health charity GALVmed has launched a new online livestock policy database in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization...

Irish BSE case forecasts status downgrade

Ireland expects to see its bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) status downgraded after confirmation of a new case of the disease – the first in the...

Research backs climate and mycotoxins link

The environment in which crops will be grown in the next 10-20 years is expected to change markedly with atmospheric CO2 concentrations expected to do...

EFSA launches bee decline research project

The Europe Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a major research project to look at all the different stressors which are reducing important bee ...

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...

How to cut study delays... Revisited

As I sat down to compose my next article for Animal Pharm, I decided to reread some of my past articles for inspiration. I suddenly realized that I have been writing thes...

Alltech completes $429m purchase of Ridley

US feed specialist Alltech has finalized its $429 million purchase of Ridley, an animal nutrition company based in Mankato, Minnesota. The Lexington, Kentucky-headquartered Alltech said it has success...

Ceva claims academic paper backs HPAI vaccine

French animal health company Ceva Santé Animale claims a peer reviewed academic paper supports the company's new generation Vectormune AI vaccine as "a useful tool" to control highly pathogenic avian ...

Australia seeks more feedback on BJD plan

The Australian government's review of its Bovine Johne's disease (BJD) strategy is entering its final phase with the publishing of a second discussion paper.The country's cattle producers are invited ...

AAD elects sales agent for north eastern US

Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD) has appointed Christine Krawczyk as its sales representative for the north eastern US. Ms Krawczyk will be responsible for increasing sales of AAD's rapid on-farm dia...

Compound animal feed in sack

Arcadia safflower seed approved for animal feed

Arcadia Biosciences' high gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) safflower seed meal has been granted approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in animal feed.Seed meals are the ground residue...

Aratana secures more positive small molecule data

US pet drug developer Aratana Therapeutics has achieved positive results from a pivotal field effectiveness study of an appetite stimulant in dogs.The company anticipates US commercialization of its d...

Animal Pharm report covers veterinary diagnostics market

Diagnostics are a key technology in the global animal health toolkit and are the focus of a new Animal Pharm report.Test kits are used for the detection of causative organisms (pathogens/antigens), ba...

Gates Foundation ranks unmet animal disease needs in Africa

The most economically-damaging threats to food animals in Africa are Newcastle disease, gastrointestinal endoparasites and ectoparasites.Roland Klober, senior program officer at The Bill and Melinda G...

On the bubble: The trends causing friction in animal health

The general consensus at VetHealth Global on Canada's Prince Edward Island was one of buoyancy for the animal health sector. Nevertheless, trepidation remains over some several key industry topics. An...

Parnell gears up to commercialization with positive efficacy and safety data

US veterinary products developer Parnell Pharmaceuticals has revealed positive top-line pivotal trial results for its canine and equine osteoarthritis treatment Zydax.Parnell said its just-completed p...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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

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