Merial's upward trajectory continued into the second quarter of 2015 as the firm reported growth of 14%.The firm, a division of drug-maker Sanofi, posted Q2 revenues of €691 million ($759 million).Merial was boosted by sales in the US and emerging markets, whi...

Flea and tick impetus guides Bayer to 20% growth in Q2

Bayer Animal Health has secured 19.6% year-on-year sales growth in the second quarter of 2015, following strong performances from its Advantage and Seresto brands.The firm's animal health sales came to €428 mil...

Ceva set to invest €50m in global vaccine capacity

French animal health company Ceva Santé Animale is to invest €50 million ($55 million) over the next 18 months in expanding its vaccine capacity, mainly at its production complexes in Hungary and the US.Ceva is...

Merck Q2 hurt by significant foreign exchange impact

Merck Animal Health reported a 4% year-on-year drop in sales during the second quarter of 2015.Revenues reached $840 million, including a 14% negative impact from foreign exchange. Merck said, when excluding th...

Growing sedatives business fuels Orion H1 rise

Finnish firm Orion has reported a 36% increase in animal health sales during the first half of 2015.The company's sales climbed to €44 million ($48.7 million) due to a good performance from Orion's animal sedat...

Feed additives market to reach $19.5bn by 2020

US trade analyst Grand View Research (GVR) has revealed the global animal feed additives market is expected to reach $19.5 billion by 2020.San Francisco-based GVR said a new study by its analysts shows growing ...

Benchmark closes dual aquaculture acquisition

UK firm Benchmark Holdings has finalized its dual acquisition of Norwegian aquaculture genetics and research company Akvaforsk Genetics Center (AFGC) and US-based Spring Genetics.  Both AFGC and its production ...

IDEXX pet strength helps secure 7% growth in Q2

US diagnostics firm IDEXX Laboratories witnessed a 7% increase in its animal health sales during the second quarter of 2015.Total veterinary revenues ...

Heska sales up modest 4% in second quarter

Veterinary diagnostics and products supplier Heska has reported sales in the second quarter of 2015 of $23.9 million, representing growth of 4% compar...

Dirksmeier made head of Schein North America

Francis Dirksmeier has become president of Henry Schein Animal Health North America.Mr Dirksmeier has over 30 years of commercial leadership experienc...

Pet King unveils horse wound, dermatology line

US companion animal products developer Pet King Brands has launched a new range of equine products for managing skin, coat and hoof conditions. The fi...

First MERS detection lab approved in UAE

The veterinary laboratory of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has become the first to be approved as a globally accredited laboratory to d...

GAA to set up global aquaculture database

The US-based Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is to build an aquaculture database which will list all the aquaculture production sites in the world a...

Schein stutters after Q2 currency exchange

US distributor Henry Schein witnessed a 1% decline in animal health sales during the second quarter of 2015. The firm's animal health sales reached $7...

Aratana inappetence drug shows potential in cats

Aratana Therapeutics has revealed positive results of a pilot field study of its appetite stimulant AT-002 (capromorelin) in cats.  Capromorelin is a ...

Abaxis records strong start to fiscal 2016

US diagnostics firm Abaxis has posted veterinary products sales growth of 21% in its first fiscal quarter of 2016.The Union City, California-based bus...

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...

US pharmacy issues recall of sterile vet drugs

Moses Lake Professional Pharmacy has issued a voluntarily recall of veterinary and human sterile compounded drugs. The drugs have been recalled due to a lack of sterility assurance. The Washington-bas...

Zoetis responds to US fluids shortage

Zoetis has extended its supply agreements in order to continue providing its US clients with veterinary-labeled fluids.Zoetis said veterinary-labeled fluids which will continue to be available through...

Anatara gains additional funding

Australian animal health business Anatara Lifesciences has added funding of Aus$2 million ($1.46 million) as part of a share purchase plan. The Brisbane-based company recently raised Aus$7m through th...

Putney adds vice president of sales

Gary Eaton has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing at US pet generics developer Putney.Mr Eaton will be responsible for leading Putney's commercial team and driving revenue growth rel...

ATS canine drug in MUMS designation

US firm Advanced Targeting Systems (ATS) has received a minor use/minor species (MUMS) designation for its injectable canine pain management treatment.  The US Food and Drug Administration granted the...

Aratana in dog appetite trial success, sales some way off

US veterinary drug developer Aratana Therapeutics said it has had positive results from its pivotal field effectiveness study of capromorelin (AT-002), a treatment for stimulating appetite in dogs.Kan...

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...

Recombinant vaccines seen as future for avian diseases

A leading bioscience expert claims recombinant vaccines offer potentially a better future for avian disease prevention, after the failure of conventional live and killed vaccines to halt the global da...

Kyoritsu Seiyaku remains leader of Japan's top 10

Kyoritsu Seiyaku maintained its position as Japan's largest domestic animal health company during fiscal 2014.However, the majority of leading veterinary medicine firms in Japan struggled to make sign...

Zoetis IPO allowed for broader R&D partnering

Zoetis has been able to expand its R&D partnering scope since it left Pfizer two years ago.Michelle Haven, the firm's senior vice president of business development, alliances and solutions, told A...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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

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