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'Factory farms' are stoking increased antibiotic resistance and animal welfare issues in Asia

Asia's shift towards more intensive farming is creating a platform for a wide-range of concerns for animal health.

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KindredBio's atopic dermatitis monoclonal antibodies pique partner interest

Kindred Biosciences has said its pipeline of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are causing a stir among potential commercial collaborators.

Pharmaceuticals Dermatology R&D

Asia's struggle with avian flu continues as Philippines struck by first cases

The Philippines said it has discovered its first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza, according to local media.

Philippines Poultry Avian influenza

Animal health growth rates in Asia Pacific seen at 14%

A leading expert on the Asia Pacific animal health market predicts sales in the region will rise by 14% annually till 2021. 

Asia Pacific Markets

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Equine expert calls for changes to lameness classification
Roslin-based cattle start-up completes bolus sensor trial
Benchmark develops environmentally-friendly sea lice breakthrough
'Factory farms' are stoking increased antibiotic resistance and animal welfare issues in Asia
Pirbright successfully test new FMD field diagnostics
ImmuCell sales drop in Q2 as First Defense passes peak
Calves conceived during summer heat are less healthy
KindredBio's atopic dermatitis monoclonal antibodies pique partner interest
Zoetis chewable antibiotic for pets launched in US
Jaguar Q2 revenues boosted by collaborations
Marcelo Lang moves from Elanco to Chr Hansen
More investment for Africa as Gates Foundation funds university-led initiative
Japanese firm develops detection tech for anisakis in fish
FDA to utilize biomass for antimicrobial data
Zomedica reports wider net loss as it ramps up R&D
ECO gets Turkish registration for Aivlosin in poultry
Merck topical cattle treatment approved in US
Asia's struggle with avian flu continues as Philippines struck by first cases
Jurox boosts US companion animal coverage with sales deal
KindredBio internally promotes new chief financial officer
Australia starts project to reduce sheep diseases
Zoetis gets 15-month immunity claim for Vanguard crLyme
UK aquaculture expert to head WordFish center
Aurora reproductive generics approved in US
APHIS prepares for field test of poultry vaccine
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Boehringer rivals Zoetis' top spot as H1 highlights duel between innovation and acquisition

Half-way through fiscal 2017, most of the leading animal health companies are enjoying strong growth. The last six months has encapsulated how the industry leaders are boosting their top lines organically and via various sizes of acquisitions. Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey maps out a shifting top 10 ranking in animal health.

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Zoetis dermatology portfolio drives sales in second quarter

Zoetis has reported robust growth of 5% in the second quarter of 2017, with net income up by 10%. 

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Equine expert calls for changes to lameness classification

An equine health expert has recently suggested lameness needs to be redefined to reflect new assessment techniques.

Equine Research

Roslin-based cattle start-up completes bolus sensor trial

Edinburgh-based Well Cow has moved closer to commercialization after completing a trial of a new bolus sensor for monitoring dietary health in cattle.

Bovine Equipment & Technology

Benchmark develops environmentally-friendly sea lice breakthrough

UK aquaculture health specialist Benchmark is to commercialize the first environmentally benign purification system to help salmon producers fight sea lice.

Equipment & Technology Aquaculture

Pirbright successfully test new FMD field diagnostics

Scientists at the UK's Pirbright Institute say they have successfully validated two new portable tests for the diagnosis of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).

Diagnostics Bovine

ImmuCell sales drop in Q2 as First Defense passes peak

US animal health firm ImmuCell has seen its sales dip by 26% in the second quarter of 2017.

Financial Results R&D

Calves conceived during summer heat are less healthy

Researchers in the US have discovered calves conceived by cows experiencing heat stress are less healthy and productive during the whole of their life cycle.

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IDEXX product launches will keep up growth momentum in analyzers

Leading US veterinary diagnostics specialist said it remains on track for two important product launches within the next 12 months, which will help support revenue growth.

Diagnostics IDEXX Laboratories

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Roslin-based cattle start-up completes bolus sensor trial

Edinburgh-based Well Cow has moved closer to commercialization after completing a trial of a new bolus sensor for monitoring dietary health in cattle.

Bovine Equipment & Technology

Benchmark develops environmentally-friendly sea lice breakthrough

UK aquaculture health specialist Benchmark is to commercialize the first environmentally benign purification system to help salmon producers fight sea lice.

Equipment & Technology Aquaculture

Pirbright successfully test new FMD field diagnostics

Scientists at the UK's Pirbright Institute say they have successfully validated two new portable tests for the diagnosis of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).

Diagnostics Bovine

ImmuCell sales drop in Q2 as First Defense passes peak

US animal health firm ImmuCell has seen its sales dip by 26% in the second quarter of 2017.

Financial Results R&D

Zoetis chewable antibiotic for pets launched in US

Zoetis has launched the chewable version of its Clavamox antibiotic for dogs and cats in the US.

United States Canine

Marcelo Lang moves from Elanco to Chr Hansen

Danish biosciences company Chr Hansen has further strengthened its animal health division by adding Marcelo Lang as global strategic marketing director for monogastric products.

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Significant list of unmet needs in Australian animal health, says expert

Anthelmintic resistance in gastro intestinal parasites of sheep, goats, cattle and horses has been highlighted as an unmet need in Australian animal health.

Asia Pacific Australia Companion Animals

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FDA to utilize biomass for antimicrobial data

The US FDA hopes to use a biomass denominator as part of its quest for more accurate annual data concerning the level of antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals.

FDA United States

Zomedica reports wider net loss as it ramps up R&D

Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Zomedica has posted a higher net loss in the second quarter of 2017 as it continues to invest in R&D and commercialization strategies.

Financial Results R&D

Jurox boosts US companion animal coverage with sales deal

Australian firm Jurox has entered a sales and a co-marketing agreement that will grow the amount of products it offers the US companion animal market.

United States Companion Animals

KindredBio net loss rises in Q2 as costs increase

Kindred Biosciences has reported a higher net loss during the second quarter of 2017 on the back of increased R&D expenses. 

United States North America

Phytogenics: The strategic opportunity for animal health players

According to the Animal Pharm M&A table for 2017, there have already been 13 deals in the animal feed and nutrition space in the first seven months of the year – representing nearly half of all the purchases made in the wider animal health sector. Dr Sandeep Juneja explores the reasons behind this heightened interest. 

Feed & Additives Food Animals

Farms getting larger in Japan as production intensifies

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (JMAFF) reported the results of its 2017 census into the country's food producing animal population with their related farm numbers. 

Japan Food Animals

Policy & Regulation

Zoetis, Merck lead the way as Canadian vaccine approvals hit par in H1

There have been 13 new veterinary biologicals approved in Canada during the first half of 2017, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Product Approvals Canada Aquaculture

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FDA to utilize biomass for antimicrobial data

The US FDA hopes to use a biomass denominator as part of its quest for more accurate annual data concerning the level of antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals.

FDA United States

Australia starts project to reduce sheep diseases

Animal health authorities in south Australia are investing Aus$3million ($2.35 million) in a project to reduce the impact of 21 endemic sheep diseases in the region.

Australia Policy & Regulation

Mekong countries agree on animal disease control

The countries of the Upper Mekong region have once again agreed to work more effectively to control economically damaging animal diseases which cross their borders. 

Policy & Regulation Asia Pacific

APHIS set to recognize Mexico as CSF-free

The USDA said its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposes to recognize Mexico as free of classical swine fever (CSF). 

Classical swine fever Mexico

CVMP proposes restrictions on aminoglycosides

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is taking a closer look at the use of aminoglycosides in animals to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance. 

Policy & Regulation Pharmaceuticals

New field manual on lumpy skin disease

The increasing threat of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in the Middle East and Eastern Europe has prompted the FAO to produce a field manual for animal health professionals to better cope with the economically damaging pathogen.

Europe Middle East and Africa
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