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 companies in late 2014.This prediction echoed that of Ba...

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...

Photo Gallery: Industry leaders gather at European Pet Night 2015

Europe's leading animal health companies gathered in Brussels, Belgium for the 11th edition of European Pet Night.The focus of the meeting was medical alert assistance dogs trained to aid individuals who manage...

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 a takeover...

Bayer Q4 sales climb only 1% despite Advantage upturn

Bayer Animal Health has reported a 1% increase for its fourth quarter sales.Revenues for Q4 reached €300 million ($340.6 million). Sales of the firm's Advantage flea, tick and worm control products came to €105...

Jaguar teams up with Biogenesis Bagó for Latin American pact

Jaguar Animal Health has taken a huge step to globalizing its fledgling business, by building a sales pathway to Latin America through Argentine firm Biogenesis Bagó.The two firms have agreed a five-year supply...

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 difficult aquac...

Animalcare records healthy growth in H1

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...

FDA AMR measures lead to withdrawals

Measures introduced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address antimicrobial resistance in animal drugs have led to the withdrawal of sev...

Anatara selects new CEO, development chief

Australian animal health company Anatara Lifesciences has selected a new chief executive and a global business development head.The Brisbane, Queensla...

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 in...

Agcarm gives ultimatum to NZ government

New Zealand animal health industry lobby group Agcarm will support the country's Ministry for Primary Industries' (MPI) decision to increase registrat...

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 Schol...

Aratana pinpoints product restriction faults

Kansas City-based Aratana Therapeutics claims issues with lots of its AT-004 canine lymphoma drug did not cause any adverse effects in animals.Earlier...

BSE shockwaves damage Canadian beef trade

Five countries have restricted imports of Canadian beef following the country's first instance of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) since 2011.Si...

Joze Colaric re-elected president of Krka

Slovenian animal and human generic drug producer Krka has re-elected its management board president Joze Colaric for a third six-year term of office.T...

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 ...

Parnell improves half-year sales, reduces net loss

US animal health firm Parnell Pharmaceuticals recorded a 29% increase in sales during the six-month period ended December 31, 2014.The firm, which was previously headquartered in Australia, reported s...

Potential livestock losses drive vaccine creation

The cost of developing a veterinary vaccine relative to potential livestock losses is critical in the creation of a new vaccine, said a leading animal health economics expert recently.Professor Jonath...

Sharp rise in New Zealand bee hives

New Zealand government information reveals managed bee hive numbers have risen sharply in the agriculture-dependent country in the last 10 years.The Wellington-based animal health lobby group Agcarm s...

Brandicourt to take charge at Sanofi

Sanofi, the holding company of Merial, has appointed Olivier Brandicourt, the chairman of the Bayer HealthCare board, to be its next chief executive.Mr Brandicourt will take charge of the French multi...

Purina recalls one lot of sheep supplement

Purina Animal Nutrition has begun a voluntary recall of its DuMOR formula in Florida after the supplement was linked to a death of a sheep.The St Louis, Missouri-headquartered firm said this particula...

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...

Chinese New Year heralds disease challenges

The start of this year’s Spring Festival in the Chinese world allows us the opportunity to look prospectively into the New Year at the status of the major diseases, that last year so drastically impac...

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.