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Antiparasitics

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Merck gains Estrumate US supplemental approval

The US FDA has handed a supplemental approval to Merck Animal Health for its Estrumate (cloprostenol injection) reproductive injectable for cows.

Merck MSD Animal Health Zoetis

MSD adds to Bravecto, Porcilis and Bovilis ranges with European approvals

European authorities have approved MSD Animal Health's Bravecto Plus (fluralaner/moxidectin) for the treatment of ear mites in cats.

Merck MSD Animal Health Product Approvals

Boehringer's Nexgard, Broadline get European variation boost

European authorities have paved the way for an extension to Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health's top-selling NexGard antiparasitic brand. 

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Product Approvals

Zoetis takes major step ahead in triple combo antiparasitic race with EU positive opinion

Zoetis has gained a significant boost in the run-up to introducing a new three-way antiparasitic blockbuster product after receiving the green light from European authorities.

Zoetis Canine

Zoetis 12-month heartworm antiparasitic approved for dogs in US

The US FDA has approved Zoetis' ProHeart 12 injectable heartworm prevention for dogs.

United States Zoetis

Bayer gains positive opinion for feline additions to Advocate Spot-on

Bayer Animal Health's Advocate Spot-on has received a positive opinion for new indications in cats in the EU.

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Vaccines

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Ouro Fino targets growth from greater Latin America coverage and vaccines

Brazil's Ouro Fino Saúde Animal has got a growth plan that brings internationalization and vaccines to the fore. The firm's Kleber Gomes (chief financial officer) and Ricardo Teles (business development manager) spoke about strategy to Animal Pharm correspondent Ana Andrade at the recent Animal Health Innovation Latin America conference in São Paulo.

Ouro Fino Saude Animale Vaccines

USDA to implement farm bill plans on animal health, vaccines

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) continues to work on implementing provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill dealing with animal health issues.

APHIS Policy & Regulation

BunyaVax animal health assets get boost from RVF project

Dutch start-up BunyaVax will provide its technology to a consortium developing a human Rift Valley fever (RVF) vaccine. 

R&D Vaccines

MSD adds to Bravecto, Porcilis and Bovilis ranges with European approvals

European authorities have approved MSD Animal Health's Bravecto Plus (fluralaner/moxidectin) for the treatment of ear mites in cats.

Merck MSD Animal Health Product Approvals

UK industry body determines Boehringer in breach of code on vaccine promotion

The UK's National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has found Boehringer Ingelheim to be in breach of code on its promotion of a cattle vaccine. 

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Policy & Regulation

GALVmed chief scientific officer: 'I don't think people foresaw the worldwide scale of ASF'

In light of the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Europe and Asia, Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey spoke to someone who has lengthy experience in vaccine development from both a research and commercial perspective. Jeremy Salt – GALVmed's chief scientific officer – gave his viewpoint on how close the industry might be to an ASF preventative.

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Pharmaceuticals

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Agile Sciences believes it can 're-energize' animal health's faith in antibiotics

Agile Sciences claims its naturally-sourced compounds could reinvigorate the use of antibiotics against drug-resistant bacterial infections. Malcolm Thomas – chief executive of the Raleigh, North Carolina-based start-up – told Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey how the company's technology might impact the animal health sector.

Pharmaceuticals R&D

Elanco 'prepared' for generics competition from Huvepharma

Elanco has said it is prepared for off-patent competition, after Huvepharma was recently given the green light by the US FDA for the first generic monensin for certain indications in cattle and goats.

Elanco Product Approvals

Merck gains Estrumate US supplemental approval

The US FDA has handed a supplemental approval to Merck Animal Health for its Estrumate (cloprostenol injection) reproductive injectable for cows.

Merck MSD Animal Health Zoetis

Experts outline ramifications of revised European bioequivalence studies guideline

Cemile Jakupoglu of Cyton Germany and Maggie Fisher of the UK's Veterinary Research Management give Animal Pharm an overview of the major changes involved in the revised EU guideline on the conduct of bioequivalence studies for veterinary medicinal products, which came into play this year.

Policy & Regulation Pharmaceuticals

UK industry body determines Boehringer in breach of code on vaccine promotion

The UK's National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has found Boehringer Ingelheim to be in breach of code on its promotion of a cattle vaccine. 

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Policy & Regulation

KindredBio plans parvovirus mAb launch in next two years, claims 'blockbuster' pipeline potential

Kindred Biosciences chief executive Richard Chin has said the firm is aiming to launch its monoclonal antibody candidate against canine parvovirus by the end of 2020 or early 2021. 

Kindred Biosciences R&D
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Feed & Additives

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Cargill's canola-based aquafeed cleared for US cultivation

A canola-based alternative to omega-3 fish oil developed by Cargill for use in aquafeed has been approved for cultivation in the US.

Cargill Aquaculture

Elanco 'prepared' for generics competition from Huvepharma

Elanco has said it is prepared for off-patent competition, after Huvepharma was recently given the green light by the US FDA for the first generic monensin for certain indications in cattle and goats.

Elanco Product Approvals

Pestell in double animal nutrition acquisition of Pro-Ag, Verus

Pestell Group has acquired Pro-Ag Products and Verus Animal Nutrition through its Pestell Minerals & Ingredients (PMI) unit for an undisclosed fee.

Feed & Additives M&A

Arbiom snares positive trial results for aqua feed ingredient

US start-up Arbiom has gained successful aquaculture trial results for SylPro – its 'wood-to-food' protein feed ingredient.

Feed & Additives Aquaculture

Japan's commercial animal feed production declines

Japan's annual level of animal feed production slightly decreased in 2018 – one year after marginally increasing. 

Japan Feed & Additives

PanTheryx funding will help intensify growth in animal microbiome-focused products

Boulder, Colorado-based PanTheryx is focused on addressing gastrointestinal microbiome-related health conditions in humans and animals. Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey spoke to the company's executive vice president George Stagnitti about how it is bringing a science-backed approach to the animal nutrition sector.

Feed & Additives Food Animals
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Equipment & Technology

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UK, China project to tackle AMR and poultry health using machine learning

A joint project between the UK and China has been launched to improve the health of farmed chickens in the latter country using artificial intelligence.

China United Kingdom

SomaDetect raises $2m seed funding, plans North America data collection expansion

Canadian dairy health technology specialist SomaDetect has completed its most recent seed funding round, raising $2 million. 

Equipment & Technology Investments

Antelliq opens new innovation center extension in Israel

Antelliq has opened a new 500 square-meter floor at its innovation center in Netanya, Israel.

Israel Merck MSD Animal Health

BioTraceIT seeks early 2020 launch to take pain diagnostics to wider customer base

US medical devices firm BioTraceIT aims to launch a diagnostic tool to general veterinary practices in early 2020.

Equipment & Technology Diagnostics

Neogen underlines interest in technology acquisitions

Neogen chief executive John Adent has revealed the company is on the lookout for acquiring new technologies.

Neogen Equipment & Technology

Next-frontier translational technologies and trends – Part Three: Digital technology and data

In the last of a three-part series for Animal Pharm, Stonehaven Consulting partners Benjamin Wilhelm and Adrian Grosu put the use of digital technology and data in human health under the spotlight, as they explain how these innovations can be expected to cross over into animal health.

Equipment & Technology R&D
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Diagnostics

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Zoetis launches Stablelab equine blood diagnostic for infection detection

Zoetis has added a new handheld equine blood testing device to its portfolio of diagnostics.

Zoetis Equine

Biotangents strikes partnership to improve on-farm infectious disease diagnostics

Scottish start-up Biotangents has entered a collaboration with local institutes to improve the accuracy of its point-of-care (POC) testing system for infectious diseases in livestock.

Bovine Diagnostics

IDEXX highlights blockbuster potential for preventative pet diagnostics

IDEXX Laboratories has emphasized the large addressable market for companion animal diagnostics, especially with the growing adoption of preventative testing.

IDEXX Laboratories Diagnostics

ADB to launch redworm blood test diagnostic for horses

UK firm Austin Davis Biologics (ADB) will introduce a small redworm blood test as a diagnostic service for horses in September 2019.

Equine Diagnostics

US firm launches veterinary diagnostics subsidiary, appoints CEO

Texas-based Volition has established Volition Veterinary Diagnostics (VVG) a veterinary subsidiary to its human life sciences division.

Diagnostics Cancer

Zomedica develops first POC assays for Truforma, plans Q1 2020 launch

Zomedica Pharmaceuticals has developed two new assays for its Truforma point-of-care (POC) biosensor platform.

Companion Animals Diagnostics
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Generics

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Elanco 'prepared' for generics competition from Huvepharma

Elanco has said it is prepared for off-patent competition, after Huvepharma was recently given the green light by the US FDA for the first generic monensin for certain indications in cattle and goats.

Elanco Product Approvals

Bimeda bags generic livestock injectables approval in US

Bimeda Animal Health has received US approval for generic injectable treatments for swine and cattle.

Bimeda Product Approvals

PetIQ claims its animal health focus can revitalize Perrigo

US pet medication developer and distributor PetIQ believes it can help recent acquisition Perrigo Animal Health return to annual growth. 

M&A Operations

Virbac gains European positive opinion for new antiparasitic generic

European authorities have paved the way for Virbac to gain authorization of Evicto – a generic antiparasitic for cats and dogs.

Virbac Antiparasitics

Former Le Vet owners return with new firm Curados

Dutch company Curados has signed a worldwide exclusive agreement with TBD-Biodiscovery for the development and synthesis of five active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in the animal health space.

Generics Deals

Modern Veterinary Therapeutics launches generic analgesic injectable in US

Florida-based Modern Veterinary Therapeutics (MVT) has launched its generic Medetomidine Hydrochloride injection (1mg/ml) in the US.

United States Generics
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