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More value put into pet care services with First Choice investment

US firm Vets First Choice has raised $223 million funding – another indicator of investment flowing into the veterinary services sector.

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Electronic identification of livestock has expanding role to play in animal health

The process of tagging and electronic identification has emerged as a crucial strategy in improving the health and performance of livestock. It is an evolving animal intelligence science and Dr Stefan Weiskopf (chief executive) and Brian Bolton (chief operating officer) of Allflex spoke to Animal Pharm analyst Malcolm Flanagan about its importance in modern farming and its prospects for the future.

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George Gunn says animal health industry is now ready to stand on its own four feet

Speaking at Kilfovet's 20th anniversary seminar in Munich, Dr George Gunn outlined how the animal health industry has been molded over the last 20 years and what firms can expect for the future. Animal Pharm analyst Sian Lazell was in attendance to hear about the role of M&A, product innovation and areas of potential opportunity.

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Virbac Q2 turnaround as growth indicates sales recovery

Virbac has made up for a weak start to the fiscal year by recording a 7.5% increase in its second quarter sales.

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Antibiotic alternatives: Where will the animal health industry turn next?

As animal health companies realign their portfolios, US non-profit organization Pew Charitable Trusts has published a report highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives to veterinary antibiotics. Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey looks through the report to see where the industry's R&D budgets should be focused.

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Ceva gives historic Budapest vaccine facility next-gen upgrade

Ceva Santé Animale has upgraded its European vaccine manufacturing site – an investment of €25 million ($28.7 million) that ensures its output is equal to customer's increasing demands.

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Huvepharma continues US expansion as it eyes Nebraska R&D site

Bulgarian vaccines and feed additives manufacturer Huvepharma is planning to develop a vaccine R&D site in west Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Norwegian authorities cautious following approval of Elanco salmon vaccine approval

Elanco has received a tentative approval from the Norwegian Medicines Agency (NoMa) for its new DNA vaccine to prevent pancreas disease (PD) in Atlantic salmon.

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US researchers use modeling to plot ASF spread

Researchers in the US are using mathematical modeling to understand how pigs traded in Georgia could have spread African swine fever (ASF) between towns and villages in eastern Europe.

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Nutriad ramps up Asian exposure with sponsorship

Belgian feed additive specialist Nutriad is increasing its exposure in the Asian aquaculture market by sponsoring three major fish farm exhibitions in the region in the next two months.

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Orion sales jump 9% in second quarter

Finnish company Orion Animal Health was buoyed by its sedatives business as it reported a 9% uplift in second-quarter revenues.

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Second virus causes shaking piglet syndrome

Researchers in Austria have discovered a second virus in swine which causes the economically damaging 'shaking piglet' syndrome.

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The rise and rise of Zoetis stock makes Mad Money seem like a sensible move

As a public company, there is more investor scrutiny placed on Zoetis than any of the other animal health majors. How has the company dealt with the limelight? Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey looks at how the industry top dog has risen to the occasion

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Antibiotic alternatives: Where will the animal health industry turn next?

As animal health companies realign their portfolios, US non-profit organization Pew Charitable Trusts has published a report highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives to veterinary antibiotics. Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey looks through the report to see where the industry's R&D budgets should be focused.

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Huvepharma continues US expansion as it eyes Nebraska R&D site

Bulgarian vaccines and feed additives manufacturer Huvepharma is planning to develop a vaccine R&D site in west Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Norwegian authorities cautious following approval of Elanco salmon vaccine approval

Elanco has received a tentative approval from the Norwegian Medicines Agency (NoMa) for its new DNA vaccine to prevent pancreas disease (PD) in Atlantic salmon.

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Nutriad ramps up Asian exposure with sponsorship

Belgian feed additive specialist Nutriad is increasing its exposure in the Asian aquaculture market by sponsoring three major fish farm exhibitions in the region in the next two months.

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IFIF program to make Tanzanian feed safer

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has launched a global animal nutrition program (GANP) in Tanzania with the aim of making animal feed safer and more efficient.

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Qualified welcome for EU action plan on AMR

The EU's new action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was broadly welcomed by ministers at this week's Farm Council meeting in Brussels – though tensions remain in some key areas.

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Solid year for Neogen ends on weak note

US company Neogen has recorded flat sales from its animal safety division in its fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

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Can Aratana Entyce the market with its canine appetite stimulant?

Following delays, Aratana Therapeutics is gearing up for its latest product launch. The company has recently spoken at three investor conferences in May and June. Here's what Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey gleaned from the presentations regarding Entyce (capromorelin oral solution).

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EU says human factor likely source of Czech ASF outbreaks

EU authorities claim the recent spread of African swine fever (ASF) to the Czech Republic was likely caused by humans bringing infected material into the country.

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Pet insurance fails to keep pace with Chinese demand

China's pet insurance market is expected to witness an annual growth rate of around 33% by 2020.

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Cargill moves into phytogenic feed additives with Delacon deal

Leading US animal nutrition company Cargill has invested in Austrian phytogenic feed additive firm Delacon in a ground-breaking deal which will expand the parameters of the growing industry.

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Nextmune opens pathway to US allergy market via Spectrum acquisition

Swedish company Nextmune has created Spectrum Veterinary, a firm dedicated to developing allergy treatments for companion animals.

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Japan's commercial feed production sees slight increase

Japan's production of commercial feed for food animals has seen a small increase for the second year running.

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Bayer supports pet product manufacturing with €92m investment

Bayer is supporting its animal health unit by investing around €92 million ($104 million) until 2021 in developing its most important production facility.

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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).

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Trump selects ex-Elanco director for USDA post

US president Donald Trump has chosen Ted McKinney for the role of undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs.

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Czech outbreak ramps up EU concern over ASF

EU agriculture ministers have called on Brussels to provide additional resources to combat African swine fever (ASF) following the recent spread of the disease to the Czech Republic and another serious case in Lithuania.

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Qualified welcome for EU action plan on AMR

The EU's new action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was broadly welcomed by ministers at this week's Farm Council meeting in Brussels – though tensions remain in some key areas.

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Belgium back on track with antimicrobial strategy

After a brief setback, Belgium has reported further progress with efforts to cut the amount of antimicrobials given to livestock – though the country still has some way to go if it is reach its targets for 2020.

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US funds animal health campaign in Syria

The US government has helped protect millions of animals from parasites in war-torn Syria via a three-month campaign.

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EFSA suggests feed is source of isolated BSE cases

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) believes contaminated feed is the most likely source of recent cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

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