Zoetis' chief executive has emphasized the value of being a standalone animal health company in an open letter to shareholders.In the statement, Juan Ramón Alaix said one of the company's key competitive advantages was its singular focus on animal health.He sa...

MSD teams up with China's leading animal health firm

MSD Animal Health has signed a developmental agreement with China's largest animal pharmaceuticals firm China Animal Husbandry (CAHIC)."A partnership will help both companies to develop their business in China'...

Ouro Fino closes landmark year with 13% sales hike

Brazilian firm Ouro Fino Saúde Animale has reported a 13% increase in sales as part of its first annual financial results since it split from its parent company.Annual sales increased to R$432.2 million ($135 m...

Anatara to re-introduce piglet diarrhea treatment

Piglet diarrhea has become a global problem for swine producers and a small but ambitious Australian animal health firm Anatara Lifesciences has risen to the challenge by re-introducing a swine product which di...

Qiagen vet diagnostic unit 'growing faster than industry'

Dutch diagnostics business Qiagen says its veterinary franchise is outgrowing animal testing industry.The firm's director of market development for veterinary applications, Dr Carsten Schroeder, told Animal Pha...

Zoetis establishes digital innovation center in London's Tech City

Zoetis aims to develop digital products at its new Centre for Digital Innovation (CDI) in London, UK.The facility is located in Tech City, on the edge of East London. The CDI intends to create products that wil...

USDA develops vaccine against key poultry diseases

A vaccine that protects chickens against infectious laryngotracheitis and Newcastle disease has been created by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service's Southeas...

Indian Immunologicals first product in Gulf

India's leading veterinary biologicals company Indian Immunologicals has launched its first product in the Gulf region and has ambitions to launch mor...

Integrated Animal Health seals UK sales deal

Australian company Integrated Animal Health (IAH) has secured the first international licence for one of its product lines.The firm has signed a four-...

Climate change reinforces RVF transmission

Changing environmental conditions could be increasing the spread of vector-borne zoonotic diseases, according to global health experts.Speaking at the...

Tilapia vaccines, diseases event set for Malaysia

A fourth international congress on Tilapia diseases and fish vaccines is to be held next week in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.Tilapia is one of...

Global campaign aims to eradicate PPR

Representatives from more than 70 countries will meet in Cote d'Ivoire next week for the launch of a global campaign to eradicate peste des petits rum...

Prevtec gains approval for pig E Coli vaccine

Canadian firm Prevtec Microbia has secured European marketing authorization for an oral live vaccine against E coli in piglets.The Coliprotec F4 vacci...

AB Vista adds to growing South Asia team

UK feed additive specialist AB Vista is expanding its business in South Asia and has appointed three new senior staff.Dr Kumar Kore and Dr Subhasish R...

FAO prioritizes bTB in developing countries

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has prioritized bovine tuberculosis (bTB) as a disease to be controlled and eradicated in developing co...

UK dog disease identified as Alabama Rot

A mystery canine disease which infected 71 UK dogs between 2012 and 2014 has been identified as the US dog disease Alabama Rot.According to the London...

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-...

Eurazeo closes animal health equity deal

French private equity firm Eurazeo has led a capital increase financing of InVivo's animal health division.The investment was worth €215 million ($253 million) and also featured CDC International Capi...

MSD positive opinion on mixed poultry vaccine

MSD Animal Health has received regulatory positive opinion for the mixed use of Nobilis IB 4-91 and Nobilis IB Ma5 for poultry.The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Vete...

EU set to relax BSE controls

A significant burden on the EU meat industry looks set to be eased after member state experts last week approved moves to relax controls set up in the wake of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE...

Nutriad select new EMEA regional director

Belgian feed additive specialist Nutriad has appointed a long-standing animal nutrition expert to the role of regional director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).Hoogveld-headquartered Nut...

KSU develops subclinical mastitis test

Researchers at Kansas State University (KSU) claim to have developed a test for the early detection of mastitis in dairy cows, which costs less than the diagnostics used at present. The test uses samp...

Researchers claim related species show similar virulence

Researchers at the UK's University of Cambridge claim closely related species demonstrate similar levels of virulence when infected with a virus.In a study carried out at the university – the results ...

New Animal Pharm report comprehensively covers 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 an...

'Only a matter of time' before H7N9 avian flu pandemic

Scientific experts believe the H7N9 strain of the avian influenza virus poses a significant threat to global health.Professor Malik Peiris, chair in virology and director of the School of Public Healt...

Can China's agricultural import boom last?

China has become a major stimulant of the world's agricultural export industries during the last decade. But with the slowing down of the country's economic growth and new food and farming policies be...

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.