Avian flu viruses are spreading and mutating more extensively than ever before, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. “The diversity and geographical distribution of influenza viruses currently circulating in wild and domestic birds are unprecedented...

Merial seals Bayer equine acquisition

Merial has finalized its purchase of Bayer Animal Health's US equine assets.The deal sees Merial take the Legend and Marquis brands into its portfolio.Legend is the first approved joint therapy product labeled ...

Boehringer launches BVD vaccine in Europe

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has launched its new Bovela vaccine against bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) in Europe.The Ingelheim-headquartered company said Bovela is the first vaccine to be marketed in the EU...

Bayer to sell St Joseph site and selected ex-Teva brands

Bayer HealthCare plans to divest its animal health facilities located in St Joseph, Missouri as well as some selected veterinary brands.The brands that are subject to the divestment were brought into the Bayer ...

Oculus unveils animal health division and new products

US human dermatology firm Oculus Innovative Sciences has launched a new animal healthcare division and unveiled six new veterinary products. The California-based firm, which provides human dermatological treatm...

Leading animal health execs forecast industry growth of 5%

Senior animal health executives have predicted steady industry growth of 4-5% during 2015, according to a recent Brakke Consulting survey.Brakke spoke to more than 40 senior executives from various sized compan...

Antibiotic resistance drives decline in EU treatment options

Growing resistance in bacteria to antimicrobial drugs is negatively impacting the availability of treatments for food-borne infections in animals and humans. In a recent report on antimicrobial resistance in zo...

Bimeda launches horse sedative in the US

Irish animal health firm Bimeda has introduced Xylamed (xylazine), a sedative and analgesic used in horses, to the US market.The 100 mg/mL injection f...

Nutriad joins board of Spanish fish center

Belgian feed additive specialist company Nutriad has joined the board of the Spanish Andalusian Aquaculture Technology Center (CTAQUA).The Hoogveld, h...

Potential cause of canine bone cancer found

US researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) have discovered a potential trigger of bone cancer in dogs. ...

Biomin's Vietnam feed plant gets GMP award

Austrian animal nutrition specialist Biomin has received Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for its pre-mix animal feed facility in Vietn...

Large H5N1 poultry outbreak in Myanmar

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

Africa, Asia fails to report rabies outbreaks

The first global survey of rabies reporting systems has uncovered a worrying lack of preparedness against the deadly disease across Africa and Asia, a...

China latest to restrict Canadian beef

China has joined the list of countries restricting imports of Canadian beef following the country's first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BS...

Zoetis helps to establish Kansas research center

Zoetis has awarded a grant of $250,000 to Kansas State University (KSU) in support of its new Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE). The C...

Cargill expands South African feed complex

US feed producer Cargill has increased its production capacity in South Africa by completing a $12.5 million expansion of its premix facility in Piete...

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....

The Ackman Factor: Why the Alpha-Wolf is never out of the news

It has only been two months since US hedge fund manager William Ackman became part of the animal health world as a new investor in Zoetis. However, his entrance into the ...

Animalcare builds momentum with healthy start to 2015

UK veterinary medicine developer Animalcare has reported sales growth of 7% for the six months ended December 31, 2014.Half-year revenue came to £6.93 million ($10.70 million), while the company's pro...

Quest for new aquaculture vaccines remains challenging

One of the world's leading experts on fish immunology believes most of the so-called 'easy vaccines' for treating fish diseases have already been invented, leaving preventative remedies for more diffi...

Avian flu outbreak hits Hungarian ducks

There has been an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian flu (HPAI) in south eastern Hungary, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).The Paris-based OIE said the H5N8 outbreak took p...

Pharmaq selects new manager for Asia

Norway's leading producer of aquaculture pharmaceutical products Pharmaq has selected a new general manager for Asia.Danish national Andreas von Scholten was appointed to the position of general manag...

France making less feed for pigs, more for dairy

Compound feed production fell by less than 1% in France last year – a smaller decrease than in 2013 – as declines in pig feed were partly offset by increases in dairy feed output.New figures from indu...

Anatara posts positive results for piglet treatment

Australian animal health specialist Anatara Lifesciences has recorded positive results from the first Australian field trial of its lead product Detach, a non-antibiotic natural product to prevent and...

Animal Pharm Japan Top 20 – 2014 Edition

Animal Pharm will publish a new report on the Japanese animal health market in mid-November.The Japanese veterinary medicine sector is rich in animal health research, fresh business opportunities, and...

Prokarium developing needle-free Salmonella vaccine

UK firm Prokarium is developing an attenuated Salmonella delivery system for use against Clostridium difficile in pigs.The company aims to produce a dual swine diarrhea vaccine targeting enterotoxigen...

What does Eli Lilly's uncertain future spell for Elanco?

While Elanco has gone from strength to strength in recent years, its parent company Eli Lilly has not fared as well. A recent article in the Financial Times suggested Eli Lilly could be the target of ...

VetDC cancer treatment set for US conditional approval decision in 2015

While Aratana Therapeutics and Kindred Biosciences have been grabbing headlines in recent years, there are other players generating advancements in the US animal health biotech space. Working with the...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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