While novel drugs for pain and dermatology in companion animals are imminent, pricing issues surrounding cancer treatments remain.According to global investment banking firm Jefferies, alternatives to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could signif...

Ceva aims to triple sales in Asia by 2020

As part of a global strategy to double sales by 2020 French animal health company Ceva Santé Animale is looking to significantly increase product sales and customers in Asia. Animal Pharm Asia Editor Malcolm Fl...

Modernizing Asian poultry sector highlights vaccine challenges

The poultry industry in Asia has changed radically in the last decade bringing with it new challenges for producers and animal pharmaceutical companies. Marcelo Paniago, global director for veterinary services ...

Zoetis CEO backs virtues of being pure-play animal health

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 advant...

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...

Norway raises game on salmon disease curbs

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) has devised and implemented a new strategy to control the incidence of the world's most common and economic...

Disease control needs more investment

Scientific experts and global health policy makers recently agreed lack of financial investment is a major pitfall to strategies for tackling disease ...

Feline mycobacterial disease test developed

Scottish veterinary diagnostic testing company Biobest Laboratories has developed a test for the diagnosis of mycobacterial disease in cats.The test w...

EU offers little to cloning proposal critics

EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has offered little hope of a resolution to the deadlock over animal cloning. He steered cl...

Latest Fipronil generic launched across US

A new flea and tick treatment for pets has been launched in stores nationwide across the US. PetAction Plus is a generic version of French firm Merial...

Mycotoxins in feed threat to vaccine efficacy

A global poultry nutrition expert believes mycotoxins in animal feed can hamper the efficacy of poultry vaccines in tackling diseases.Dr Olga Averkiev...

M&A leads Neogen Q3 to 7% sales growth

US diagnostics firm Neogen saw third-quarter 2015 sales from its animal safety division increase 7% to $36.4 million.The Lansing, Michigan-based compa...

Kane additive improves canine dental care

Canadian firm Kane Biotech claims a recent efficacy study for its canine oral care water additive has shown the treatment as effective in improving th...

ClinVet reveals director of product development

South African veterinary contract research firm ClinVet has announced the appointment of Dr Theo Schetters to director of product development for biol...

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-...

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 more.The Hyderabad-headquartered firm introduced its ...

Prevtec gains EU 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 vaccine is specifically designed to immunize piglets ag...

Large outbreak of LPAI in the Netherlands

There has been a large outbreak of lower pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in the north west of the Netherlands, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).The Paris-based OIE said th...

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 sampl...

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 recent International One Health Congress (IOHC) i...

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.