According to Anna Tout, biologicals assessor at the UK's Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), the use of animals in quality control testing for immunological veterinary medicinal products has fallen. Dr Tamsin Dawson attended the VMD's Biologicals Informati...

OIE elects new director general Eloit to office

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has unveiled Dr Monique Eloit as its new director general.Dr Eloit was elected following a secret vote by representatives of the member countries of the OIE. Her f...

Kansas researchers develop recombinant vaccines for avian flu

Kansas State University has developed recombinant vaccines that could be used to protect against a whole host of diseases impacting food animals.Research at the university created vaccines to tackle the H5N1 an...

Walmart backs antibiotic reduction but does plan lack goals?

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 wi...

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...

Russia restricts US poultry after bird flu fears

Russia has announced new restrictions on live poultry and hatching eggs from the US, where avian influenza has now affected more than 40 million birds...

Jaguar shares dip as biotech values decline

Shares in Jaguar Animal Health are trading slightly below their opening-day price, two weeks after the firm launched its initial public offering (IPO)...

NBAF on schedule after ground-breaking

Work has begun on a new US National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) next to Kansas State University, with construction beginning on schedule.In M...

ISA outbreak hits salmon in Norway

There has been a large outbreak of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) in the south east of Norway, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (...

PPR eradication worth around $9.1bn

A global program to control and eradicate the economically-damaging peste des petits ruminants (PPR) disease among livestock has been costed at betwee...

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...

Agrilabs claims VetGun technology success

A survey by US animal health distributor AgriLabs claims the VetGun approach to delivering insecticides to cattle has been a success with the country'...

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...

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-...

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 information on the genetic potential of replacement dairy h...

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...

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 to stop the disease Mycoplasma pneumoniae penetra...

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 ...

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 ...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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