Vietnam-based company Sanphar Asia has completed successful trials for a potential vaccine to combat the deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in pigs.The clinical trials were conducted in Thailand and the company claimed positive clinical and virologi...

Ceva to create hatchery vaccination leader through merger

Ceva Santé Animale is in exclusive negotiations to merge its hatchery automation business with fellow French firm iD Projects.The merger will create a global leader in hatchery equipment and in ovo vaccination....

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, the viru...

Merck currency issues distract from vibrant underlying Q4 growth

Merck Animal Health's currency exchange issues have continued to nag at the firm's sales growth and reduced the fourth-quarter top line by 6%. Sales in Q4 came to $830 million. This included a 14% negative impa...

The pros and cons of sourcing investment for animal health

Next month, London will stage the first European Animal Health Investment Forum. But how easy is it for young animal health businesses to bag funding? Animal Pharm Editor Joseph Harvey caught up with some of th...

Orion records strong 2015 despite Q4 tumble

Finnish firm Orion Animal Health saw sales fall 12% during the fourth quarter of 2015.Sales for the period reached €17.7 million ($19.3 million) as revenues from the firm's core animal sedatives business falter...

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 origin, but ...

EpiBiome bags funds for antibiotics alternative

US start-up EpiBiome has secured $6 million funding to develop natural alternatives to small molecule antibiotics for use in agriculture.The Californi...

Pet lifespans increasing in Japan

The lifespan of dogs and cats in Japan has increased over the last four years, due to improved access to high quality animal medicines.The average lif...

Illinois firm gets pig insect control approval

Central Life Sciences' ClariFly Larvicide feed additive has been approved for use in pigs.ClariFly Larvicide (diflubenzuron) is now available in the U...

Bimeda bolus gains UK sales traction

Bimeda's nutritional boluses are the fastest-growing combination bolus range in the UK, according to data from market research firm GfK.The company's ...

Avian flu hits French foie gras producers

France appears to be getting a grip on recent avian flu outbreaks, with no new cases reported since mid-January.Containing the disease is proving a co...

EU hears case against vet med promotions

The EU has confirmed it does not have the power to intervene in the pricing of veterinary medicines, after a member of European Parliament (MEP) quest...

Essential oils could be antibiotic alternative

Extensive research by US feed specialist Cargill has shown essential oils are potentially the best alternative key to reducing antibiotics in poultry ...

Mycotoxins present in Brazil's dry petfood

Belgian feed additive company Nutriad claims premium and super-premium dry pet foods in Brazil are of concerning quality in terms of mycotoxin contami...

Jaguar prices share offering at $5m

Jaguar Animal Health has priced a public offering of 2,000,000 shares of its common stock at $2.50 each.San Francisco-based Jaguar will gain around $5...

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...

Ceva to create hatchery vaccination leader through merger

Ceva Santé Animale is in exclusive negotiations to merge its hatchery automation business with fellow French firm iD Projects.The merger will create a global leader in hatchery equipment and in ovo va...

Slight rise in Japan's animal feed output

Animal feed production in Japan rose slightly in the first half of 2015.According to the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (JMAFF), animal feed production for the six months end...

Merial adds to global management team

Merial has hired Susan Sholtis and promoted Pierluigi Crippa in two senior management moves.Ms Sholtis is the firm's new president of North American operations. She has rejoined Merial after a series ...

Nutreco to build aqua feed plant in Zambia

Dutch feed specialist Nutreco has entered into a joint venture with an African investment group to construct the first aquaculture feed complex in Zambia.Nutreco will use its aqua feed subsidiary Skre...

Sanphar's Asian subsidiary claims successful PEDV vaccine trials

Vietnam-based company Sanphar Asia has completed successful trials for a potential vaccine to combat the deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in pigs.The clinical trials were conducted in Tha...

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...

Boehringer expert explains BVDV vaccine strategy

A Boehringer Ingelheim virology expert recently explained how the company successfully produced a vaccine against bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV).Dr Konrad Stadler, of Boehringer Ingelheim's Veteri...

Animal health industry trends 2016 webinar

Animal Pharm recently provided subscribers with an overview of the trends shaping the industry. The presentation covered topics such as future growth drivers, M&A targets, key geographies for expa...

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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