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 surrounding the outbreak of a novel canine influenza H3N2 su...

AHI: Label changes indication of successful antimicrobial policy

Last month, Joseph Harvey, Editor of Animal Pharm, suggested President Obama's action plan for the reduction of antibiotic resistance in the US lacked clear goals for the animal health industry. However, Ron Ph...

Eight emerging animal diseases prioritized in China

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the EU have identified eight emerging animal diseases in China which need to be prioritized and controlled.The eight most important emerging...

MSD takes next-generation step in swine needle-free vaccination

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 generatio...

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...

Classical swine fever outbreak in Mongolia

There has been a large outbreak of classical swine fever (CSF) in central Mongolia, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The P...

European feed firms step up Asian investments

Asia's fast growing animal feed sector continues to attract investments from Europe, with a number of new projects announced by Danish, French and Dut...

Anesthetics pose no risk to meat consumers

There is a 'negligible risk' to humans from the use of lidocaine in food-producing animals, according to European health authorities.The European Medi...

DS Pharma sees decline in annual sales

Osaka-based DS Pharma Animal Health has recorded a drop in annual sales of 3.7%.For the year ended March 31, 2015, net sales decreased by 3.7% to ¥11....

Chinese firms delay filing of annual results

Two Chinese animal health firms have failed to submit their annual results on time.Xi'an-based Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical received a non-compliance no...

Assisi launches second generation pain treatment

Assisi Animal Health has launched an upgraded version of its non-pharmaceutical animal pain treatment device, the Assisi Loop. The Assisi Loop 2.0 is ...

Abaxis invests in Kansas vector research center

US veterinary diagnostic specialist Abaxis has donated $250,000 to the recently opened Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases in Kansas.The Ma...

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...

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-...

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 alleviate inflammation and pain associated with mus...

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...

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) Gosse Boon will be leaving the company.Amersfoort-ba...

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 of lameness in dairy cattle.The Eden Prairie, Minn...

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...

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.