Chinese owners for Syngenta and Smithfield… Is animal health next?

The answer is almost definitely 'yes'. It may only a matter of time before a Chinese company purchases a leading animal health firm says Informa Agribusiness' head of reports Dr Alan Bullion and Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey.China's state-owned ChemChina h...

TyraTech to challenge in insecticides, antiparasitics space

Even though the insecticides and antiparasitics space is the most competitive area of the animal health industry, North Carolina-based firm TyraTech believes it can carve out a significant market share. Animal ...

Virbac pet vaccines driving success in Colombia

Virbac has revealed its Canigen vaccine line for dogs is excelling in Colombia and the firm now holds a 26% share in the country's canine and feline vaccines market.The French firm said the Canigen range – whic...

Schein's currency-wary year ends with 3% Q4 improvement

Leading animal health product distributor Henry Schein finished fiscal 2015 on a relatively positive note by posting fourth-quarter sales growth of around 3%.The business is battling foreign currency exchange i...

Antibiotics transition cuts Phibro second quarter to 2% growth

Phibro Animal Health has continued its underwhelming fiscal 2016 with sales growth of 2% during its fiscal second quarter ended December 31, 2015.Revenues for the period came to $191.8 million. The firm's core ...

Behind the abbreviations: The US and European drug master files

A Drug Master File (DMF) contains confidential information about facilities, processes or articles used in the manufacturing, processing, packaging and storing of one or more human or veterinary drugs. Dr Kisho...

Frontline decline offset by NexGard as Merial scores solid Q4

Merial was able to overcome a decline in sales from its leading Frontline antiparasitics family to deliver healthy fourth-quarter revenues.The firm's Q4 sales increased 6% to €559 million ($625 million) with it...

Avivagen conducting Philippines poultry trial

Canadian firm Avivagen has begun a poultry feed additive trial with Filipino firm Univet Nutrition & Animal Health Company (UNAHCO).The two firms ...

Animalcare achieves first-half 3% growth

Veterinary medicines firm Animalcare has reported sales of £7.11 million ($10.28 million) for the first half of its fiscal 2016 ended December 31, 201...

KindredBio submits drug technical section to FDA

US pet therapeutics specialist Kindred Biosciences has submitted the effectiveness technical section of a new animal drug application (NADA) for Zimet...

Kane set for private placement offering

Kane Biotech is planning to undertake a non-brokered private placement offering for gross proceeds of up to Can$4 million ($2.88 million). The Canadia...

China, Italy agree animal health accord

China and Italy have signed an animal health agreement which will include joint initiatives on veterinary research and animal health cooperation.China...

Nutriad warns of toxins in Spanish grain

Belgian feed additive company Nutriad said its most recent Spanish feed survey indicated the quality of last season's maize crop in Spain was poor and...

Australian cattle need more genetic progress

Huge cattle herds in northern Australia would benefit greatly from improved genetics and wider use of artificial insemination (AI), according to a new...

Tasmanian oysters killed by POMS

The first case of the deadly Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) has been discovered in Tasmania, according to local media.ABC Rural reported tha...

Eurofins bolsters vet research with acquisition

Contract research organization Eurofins Agrisearch has increased it veterinary offering by purchasing fellow Australian firm SCEC.The two firms – both...

President & CEO - Morris Animal Foundation - Denver, Colorado

The Morris Animal Foundation (the “Foundation”) is a global leader in supporting scientific research that advances veterinary medicine. The Foundation’s reputation and sc...

Ceva drug donation helps cure Koalas of chlamydia

French animal health firm Ceva Santé Animale has donated a specially designed drug treatment to Australian zoos to deal with the life-threatening sexual disease chlamydia...

Animal Pharm M&A Table 2016

Below are the mergers and acquistions featured in Animal Pharm during 2016.Records were broken in the animal health sector during 2015, while Elanco's acquisition of Novartis Animal Health dominated h...

Hester, GALVmed in Indian partnership

Indian animal health company Hester Biosciences and Scottish veterinary charity GALVmed are collaborating in remote areas of Jharkhand, India.The two partners are aiming to extend poultry and small ru...

Large FMD outbreak in Kuwait

There has been a large outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) among cattle in central Kuwait, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).The Paris-based OIE said the outbreaks affec...

WVA appoints new councilor for Latin America

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) has appointed a new regional councilor for Latin America.The Brussels-based WVA said Dr Josephine Alejandra Vargas Blanco has replaced Dr Guilherme Costa as the ...

Pet food sector growing in Japan

The Japanese pet food industry has seen a growth in sales for both 2013 and 2014.The Japanese Pet Food Association (JPFA) reported sales figures of pet food for fiscal 2014 ended March 31, 2015. Sales...

KindredBio submits drug technical section to FDA

US pet therapeutics specialist Kindred Biosciences has submitted the effectiveness technical section of a new animal drug application (NADA) for Zimeta (dipyrone injection).The product (formerly known...

Animal Pharm Veterinary Parasites and Antiparasitics in Latin America 2016 report

The Latin American antiparasitics market is estimated at close to $900 million, with cattle comprising 55% of the total value, and pets less than 15%.It is a highly fragmented sector, with hundreds of...

UK researchers working on CCHF vaccine

Researchers in the UK are working on a vaccine to counter one of the world's most disfiguring and unpleasant fatal zoonotic diseases Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF).The disease is ancient in or...

PEDV remains a serious challenge to Asia's swine sector

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) appears to have been absent from headlines during the past several months in Asia but this may be because major epidemic outbreaks have not been evident. However...

Nutriad expects fish feed to be crucial for future growth

The growth of specialty feed additives in the global aquaculture market has been one of the more significant developments in the global aqua feed industry in the past decade. Animal Pharm's Asia Edito...

Animal Health Calendar 2016

Animal Pharm's latest calendar of worldwide animal health conferences, congresses, summits and meetings during 2016.

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