Vétoquinol's revenues grew by 11.9% in the first half of fiscal 2015 compared to the same time last year. The French animal health firm recorded net revenue of €167.2 million ($185 million) for H1 or €156.5 million at constant exchange rates (+4.7%).  The firm...

Indian firm targets top 10 with global acquisition drive

In the next five years, the global animal health industry could see its first top 10 player from outside the US and Europe.Indian drug manufacturer Strides Group, is aiming to develop a leading veterinary medic...

Former Scynexis group committed to animal health after acquisition

Colorado-based contract development and manufacturing organization Avista Pharma Solutions has purchased the contract research and development services business of drug development firm Scynexis.Scynexis' anima...

Merial's double-digit recovery continues into second quarter

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 bo...

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...

Zoetis buys hatchery automation tech firm

Zoetis is set to strengthen its automation technology for poultry hatchery operations by acquiring London, Ontario-based KL Products.The transaction, ...

Putney launches generic Merial pet skin treatment

US veterinary generic drug maker Putney has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a generic of Merial's Tresaderm, a treatment for ...

Animalcare eyes growth with appointment

Animalcare has appointed a head of export development as it aims to grow its presence outside its domestic UK animal health market.Martin Gore will ha...

Kane aims for million-dollar financing

Canadian biotechnology firm Kane Biotech is planning to raise funds from a private placement of shares. The company – which develops products to preve...

Large HPAI outbreak strikes northern Germany

There has been a large outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu (HPAI) in north western Germany, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health ...

Study shows dearth of info for wildlife diseases

Australian researchers have said there is a serious dearth of knowledge regarding diseases which spread from wildlife to livestock, resulting in serio...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 detect Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in c...

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...

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 firm's Zymox Equine Defense line includes: a wash for...

Aratana's 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 small molecule that mimics ghrelin, a naturally occ...

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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