In an ideal world, the approval process for veterinary medicines would be harmonized. However, this is not the case. Animal Pharm Editor Joseph Harvey looks at the complicated Chinese regulatory system and how it differs from more familiar processes around the...

US beef producers avoid E coli vaccines due to cost

Vaccinating cattle against pathogenic E coli O157:H7 might reduce human infections by 85% or more, according to recent US research.However, Kansas State University (KSU) agricultural economists are reporting th...

Merial's NexGard gets supplemental US approval

Merial's canine flea treatment NexGard can now be used to treat and control the brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) in the US.The US Food and Drug Administration handed a supplemental approval to NexGard ...

World facing unprecedented spread of avian flu

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 circul...

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 ...

Krka grows animal health unit by 9% in 2014

Slovenian pharmaceutical company Krka recorded animal health sales of €46.5 million ($51.8 million) during 2014.Sales growth was 9% year-on-year, whil...

Putney appoints senior VP of scientific affairs

US generic pet medicine manufacturer Putney has promoted Dr Anthony Lucas to the newly-created position of senior vice president of scientific and med...

Georgia, FAO to tackle brucellosis spread

Georgia and the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have signed an agreement to protect Georgian livestock from the spread of bruc...

Japan discovers 20 cases of HPAI in migratory birds

Japanese animal health officials discovered 20 cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in migrating wild birds this winter, according to the...

Genetic markers could combat shrimp disease

Norwegian and Indian aquaculture researchers have discovered genetic markers in the popularly farmed giant tiger shrimp, which they claim could be use...

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...

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 ...

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 dermatologi...

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...

Kemin India opens headquarters to students

Animal health students from the south of India recently visited the regional headquarters and laboratories of US feed ingredient specialist Kemin Industries.The students, mainly from the Tamil Nadu Ve...

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...

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...

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.