Zoetis overcomes disease and economic obstacles in Asia

Despite serious disease and economic challenges in Asia Pacific during 2014, animal health market leader Zoetis said it had been a buoyant year in the region.The firm was driven by new product launches, improved animal health programs and the increased penetra...

EU launches reporting system for vet drug residues

EU authorities are launching a new system for monitoring veterinary drug residues in animals and animal products.The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said the move to direct collection of data in a sample-...

Both science and society wants improved EU farm animal welfare

A comprehensive improvement of farm animal welfare within the European Union is urgently needed, both from a scientific perspective and also to address societal concerns over current methods of farm animal husb...

Animal Health Summit: Pain and dermatology key pet opportunities

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-stero...

US antimicrobial resistance plan lacks animal health reduction goals

The new US National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria is taking a One Health approach to tackling a key issue across the healthcare spectrum. With around 80% of antibiotics sold in the US...

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 ...

Gunn brings pharma expertise to Nexvet

George Gunn, former head of Novartis Animal Health, has secured his second industry role of the year by joining Nexvet Biopharma as non-executive chai...

Bimeda introduces equine NSAID in US

Irish animal health company Bimeda has launched an anti-inflammatory treatment for horses in the US.Dublin-headquartered Bimeda said its Flunazine Equ...

Spain launches English version of R&D database

The Spanish Technology Platform for Animal Health (Vet+i) has launched its online research database, Vetinnova, in English.The website includes over 1...

FDA implements animal food standards

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled a new strategy for establishing ingredient definitions and standards for animal feed. The strat...

Schein finalizes Scil Animal Care purchase

US animal health distributor Henry Schein has completed the acquisition of Scil Animal Care for an undisclosed fee.Scil is a German distributor of ani...

Glanders disease threat to southern Texas

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is warning farmers to be wary of stray horses and donkeys crossing the border from Mexico into southern Texa...

UK invests in livestock disease research

The UK government has allocated £6.4 million ($9.5 million) to boost research into livestock diseases, which it said is limiting output from farms in ...

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 ...

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-...

Animal Pharm M&A Table 2015

The table below displays all of the animal health acquisitions tracked by Animal Pharm during 2015.Click on the closing date for more details on the transaction. Deals announced in 2014 are not includ...

Mycotoxins in feed seen as 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 Averkieva, of Austrian feed additive company Nutriad Inter...

Prepared pet food backed by UK pet owners

A new survey by the UK's Pet Food Manufacturers' Association (PFMA) indicates a high level of confidence in the pet food industry and its products.The London-based PFMA claimed its recent survey of 2,...

ClinVet reveals new 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 biologics and infectious diseases. Bloemfontein-based ...

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's Frontline Plus flea and tick treatment, containi...

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 was developed in collaboration with veterinary expe...

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...

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 produc...

Animal Health Calendar 2015

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