Merck Q1 knocked by foreign exchange rates

Merck Animal Health has witnessed a 2% growth in sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, but suffered an 11% negative impact from foreign exchange.Animal health sales for Q1 2015 totalled $829 million – a $16m increase from the $813m recorded during the sa...

North America boosts Dechra's Q3 performance

UK veterinary pharmaceuticals specialist Dechra has reported strong sales for its third quarter of fiscal 2015, which benefited from the opening of a Canadian subsidiary and a US acquisition.In an interim busin...

Growing Chinese animal health market faces multitude of obstacles

Sometimes complicated and often controversial, the Chinese animal health industry may seem like a mystery to outsiders looking in. Animal Pharm contributor Louis Harkell examines the market, the biggest firms, ...

Australia seeks to prioritize Johne's disease

Australia's cattle producers have until mid-May to comment on an important government discussion paper regarding bovine Johne's disease (BJD).Canberra-based Animal Health Australia (AHA) held a national farmers...

Alltech leverages leading US feed presence with Ridley purchase

US feed specialist Alltech is set to purchase Ridley, an animal nutrition company based in Mankato, Minnesota.The deal combines the powers of two leading developers of feed for livestock and poultry to create a...

EU-funded parasite vaccine project underway

Scottish biologic formulation and drug-delivery company XstalBio has started work on a €9.3 million ($10 million) global project to develop vaccines that protect cattle, sheep and poultry, against parasitic inf...

Feed industry gets first global guidelines

Industry efforts to reduce the impact of livestock products on the environment have taken a step forward with the release of the first globally recognized life cycle assessment (LCA) guidelines for animal feed....

Hospira voluntarily recalls local anesthetic

US injectable drugs and infusion technologies firm Hospira has issued a voluntary recall of its Preservative-Free Bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP, 0.5%...

Aviagen moves to new headquarters in Alabama

US poultry genetics company Aviagen is moving its global headquarters to a new complex in Huntsville, Alabama.The company said the move will take plac...

Minnesota declares state of emergency over H5N2

Governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, has issued an emergency executive order to tackle the avian influenza H5N2 outbreak in the state. The office of Go...

Merck's Fertagyl injection receives FDA approval

Merck Animal Health's Fertagyl sterile injectable solution has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fertagyl (gonadorelin aceta...

Mylan persists with Perrigo purchase

Drug manufacturer Mylan is to push ahead with a $29 billion bid for over-the-counter pharmaceutical specialist Perrigo, even though the latter has tol...

Colorado latest US state to warn of rabies threat

The Colorado Department of Agriculture and Tri-County Health Department have cautioned pet and livestock owners about the growing threat posed by rabi...

Taiwanese chickens hit by large outbreak of H5N2

There has been a large outbreak of the low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus on the west coast region of Taiwan, according to the World Organisa...

UK feed additive firm wins royal trade award

In a sign of the growing importance of feed additive companies to the UK's trade balance, the animal nutrition specialist Anpario has won The Queen's ...

UK companion animal ownership declining

Pet ownership in the UK is, for the first time, showing a steady decline which appears set to continue.The London-based Pet Food Manufacturers' Associ...

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-...

Animal Pharm M&A Table 2015

The table below displays all of the animal health acquisitions tracked by Animal Pharm during 2015.Click on the closing date for more details on the transaction. Deals announced in 2014 are not includ...

Boehringer halts sales of pigeon fever equine vaccine

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) has placed a voluntary stop sale on its pigeon fever vaccine for horses.As of April 9, 2015, the stop sale was placed on the vaccine due to reports of unexpected ...

PPR outbreak in Israel near Syrian border

There has been an outbreak of the peste des petits ruminants virus (PPR) in the northern region of Israel, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).The Paris-based OIE said the PPR ...

US pet products body promotes staff

US pet products industry body, American Pet Products Association (APPA), has promoted two of its experienced staff to better serve the organization in the expanding companion animal market.APPA has pr...

Oculus launches farm and ranch wound treatments

Californian firm Oculus Innovative Sciences has launched its MicrocynAH Farm and Ranch range of animal wound care products.MicrocynAH Spray and MicrocynAH Hydrogel are both indicated for the treatment...

Merck aims to combat new canine flu strain sweeping US

Whilst the spread of avian influenza has been grabbing headlines in the US, another emerging virus has been surfacing in certain states. Animal Pharm analyst Sian Lazell investigates growing concerns ...

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...

Filled test tubes

The inside guide to antiparasitic resistance

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 ve...

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.