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Antiparasitics

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Ceva to launch canine heartworm generic in US

French firm Ceva Santé Animale is launching MilbeGuard (milbemycin oxime) flavored tablets in the US.

Ceva Sante Animale Antiparasitics

Pharmgate launches generic feed additive in US cattle market

Pharmgate Animal Health has introduced Deracin (chlortetracycline) to control two of the most costly and challenging diseases in the US cattle industry.

Generics Antiparasitics

FDA requests drug label revision for antiparasitic resistance

The US FDA has requested animal drug companies to voluntarily revise product labels to add information about antiparasitic resistance.

FDA Policy & Regulation

Revolution Plus approval puts Zoetis 'six-in-one' cat antiparasitic on US market

Zoetis has gained US FDA approval for Revolution Plus (selamectin and sarolaner topical solution) – a monthly feline combination topical antiparasitic.

United States Zoetis

Animal Pharm, Stonehaven Consulting map out industry's innovative start-ups

A new collaborative report from Animal Pharm and Stonehaven Consulting has highlighted the leading start-up companies in the animal health space.

R&D Investments

EPRUMA unveils guidance for anthelmintic use in food-producing animals

The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) has launched a new publication to tackle anthelmintic resistance.

Policy & Regulation Antiparasitics
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Vaccines

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Pirbright study establishes PPR vaccination cost framework

A study led by the UK's Pirbright Institute has established the first framework for determining the real cost of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) vaccination campaigns.

Research Vaccines

Animal Pharm Awards presents accolades to serial winners and new names

Zoetis, Merck Animal Health and Biogénesis Bagó have all won Animal Pharm Awards in 2018 – adding to their accolades from previous years.

Biogenesis Bago Kindred Biosciences

Pirbright shares CRISPR methods for developing poultry diseases vaccine

The Pirbright Institute has revealed new methods for creating a vaccine against Marek's disease and infectious bursal disease (IBD) using CRISPR/CAS9 gene editing.

Vaccines Research

Merck signs equine vaccine development deal with Alopexx

Merck Animal Health has signed an exclusive global license agreement with US firm Alopexx Vaccine. 

Merck MSD Animal Health Deals

Vietnam starts increasing investment on local FMD vaccines

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been rampant in Vietnam and has triggered severe hardship and economic losses for the country's cattle farmers for years. Animal Pharm correspondent Mainbayar Badarch explores how Vietnam has gone about tackling the disease.

Foot and mouth disease Vaccines

Bioveta secures more double-digit growth through vaccine sales

Czech Republic-based Bioveta maintained its recent double-digit sales growth into fiscal 2018.

Financial Results Vaccines
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Pharmaceuticals

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FDA working with Elanco on tylosin phosphate issues, advises vets on use

The US FDA has issued a letter to veterinarians clarifying the agency's stance on the use of tylosin phosphate in beef cattle.

Elanco Pharmaceuticals

Review 2018: Smart M&A money is put on diagnostics and digital tech

In 2018, the stand-out M&A deals targeted diagnostics, digital technologies and nutrition. While Zoetis and Merck Animal Health made multi-billion-dollar deals, some of the sector's smaller purchases also hinted towards important trends. Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey looks back at where the money was spent.

M&A Abaxis

FDA collaborates with Pfizer to alleviate vet opioid shortage

The US FDA is working with Pfizer to alleviate a shortage of specific injectable opioids to treat pain in animals.

United States FDA

Stewardship efforts succeed as US witnesses ongoing decline in sales of antimicrobials

The US FDA has reported a 33% year-on-year drop in domestic sales and distribution of medically important antimicrobials for use in food-producing animals in 2017.

United States FDA

Stonehaven Incubate targets pet antimicrobials in latest project

Stonehaven Incubate has partnered with antimicrobial protein specialist Lysando to develop therapies for companion animal infections. 

R&D Companion Animals

McDonald's announces new targets for restricting antibiotic use in beef

McDonald's has kept a promise it made earlier this year by adopting a policy to reduce the use of medically important antibiotics across 85% of its global beef supply chain.

McDonald’s Bovine
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Feed & Additives

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Medicated feed regulation will boost EU fight against antimicrobial resistance

A new regulation replacing a 1990 directive on medicated feed is the EU's latest weapon in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Europe Policy & Regulation

Insect-fed trout hit French supermarkets

In a significant landmark for aquaculture, trout fed using a Skretting feed including insect meal has now been made available to French consumers. 

France Aquaculture

Review 2018: Smart M&A money is put on diagnostics and digital tech

In 2018, the stand-out M&A deals targeted diagnostics, digital technologies and nutrition. While Zoetis and Merck Animal Health made multi-billion-dollar deals, some of the sector's smaller purchases also hinted towards important trends. Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey looks back at where the money was spent.

M&A Abaxis

AFIA leader Newman to retire after 15 years in role

Joel Newman is to retire after 15 years as American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) president and chief executive.

Feed & Additives People

ZIVO seals positive efficacy results for algae-based poultry nutritional

Michigan-based ZIVO Bioscience has secured successful trial results from its efforts to development nutritional products for poultry.

R&D Feed & Additives

Nucelis signs development deal in China

US microbial strain development specialist Nucelis has agreed a partnership with Chinese firm Nanjing Darwingenetech (Darwin) that could yield animal feed.

R&D Feed & Additives
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Equipment & Technology

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Merck head highlights growth speed of animal health monitoring

Merck's Ken Frazier has pinpointed the growth potential of the firm's animal health identification and monitoring segments following its acquisition of Antelliq.

Merck MSD Animal Health Equipment & Technology

Review 2018: What challenges lie ahead for the future of the 'Internet of Animals'?

Right now, there are more connected 'things' than there are people on this planet. Early last year, research firm Gartner predicted the Internet of Things (IoT) would have at least 8.4 billion connected things in use, rising to more than 20 billion by 2020. Something likely to add to this growth is an emerging smart-sensor movement: The Internet of Animals (IoA). Animal health consultant Dr Tom Overbay explains

 

Equipment & Technology Companion Animals

Review 2018: Smart M&A money is put on diagnostics and digital tech

In 2018, the stand-out M&A deals targeted diagnostics, digital technologies and nutrition. While Zoetis and Merck Animal Health made multi-billion-dollar deals, some of the sector's smaller purchases also hinted towards important trends. Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey looks back at where the money was spent.

M&A Abaxis

Bayer launches smartphone application to help farmers keep sows healthy

Bayer Animal Health has unveiled BCS SowDition – a smartphone application to enable swine farmers to accurately score the body condition of sow herds.

Bayer Animal Health Equipment & Technology

Schein, Vets First Choice spin-out to become Covetrus in Q1; leadership team revealed

The new standalone public entity that will be formed by the spin-off of Henry Schein Animal Health and its merger with Vets First Choice will be called Covetrus.

Equipment & Technology M&A

Dutch cow monitoring company signs up US dairy as biggest client

Dutch business CowManager has added a large US-based dairy to a growing list of clients for its cow monitoring system.

Bovine Equipment & Technology
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Diagnostics

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Zomedica raises $4.28m at close of offering

Zomedica Pharmaceuticals has closed its private offering and raised proceeds of $4.28 million.
Investments Diagnostics

Zomedica R&D boosted by development partner funding

Zomedica Pharmaceuticals' diagnostics development work is set to benefit from funding awarded to one of its R&D partners.

R&D Diagnostics

Review 2018: Smart M&A money is put on diagnostics and digital tech

In 2018, the stand-out M&A deals targeted diagnostics, digital technologies and nutrition. While Zoetis and Merck Animal Health made multi-billion-dollar deals, some of the sector's smaller purchases also hinted towards important trends. Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey looks back at where the money was spent.

M&A Abaxis

Review 2018: Two strategies for claiming vet diagnostics market share emerge

During 2018, there were a whole host of developments in the veterinary diagnostics market. Although this sector is relatively young and has a small number of dedicated players, it is receiving a lot of attention from animal health companies big and small. Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey investigates.

Diagnostics Abaxis

Zomedica targets 2020 launch for three diagnostics

Zomedica Pharmaceuticals plans to begin marketing three of its diagnostics in the US over the course of 2020.

Diagnostics Companion Animals

AniCon takes diagnostic products and custom vaccines expertise to wider European markets

German firm AniCon Labor is increasing its sales base for its veterinary diagnostic products and autogenous vaccines outside its domestic market.

Diagnostics Vaccines
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Generics

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Ceva to launch canine heartworm generic in US

French firm Ceva Santé Animale is launching MilbeGuard (milbemycin oxime) flavored tablets in the US.

Ceva Sante Animale Antiparasitics

Pharmgate launches generic feed additive in US cattle market

Pharmgate Animal Health has introduced Deracin (chlortetracycline) to control two of the most costly and challenging diseases in the US cattle industry.

Generics Antiparasitics

Virbac calf diarrhea generic gets EU positive opinion

European authorities have given the green light for the approval of Virbac's Kriptazen (halofuginone).

Product Approvals Generics

Lebanese leader explores greater global exposure

Lebanese Veterinary Laboratories (LVL) wants to replicate its strength in the Middle Eastern market in North Africa and Asia.

Middle East and Africa Generics

Maymó seeks greater export presence by 2020

 Barcelona-based Laboratorios Maymo is anticipating a greater amount of export sales by 2020, as it harnesses more distribution deals in new geographies. 

Spain Generics

Brovapharma aims to move beyond Ukrainian market leadership

Ukrainian company is aiming to take its portfolio of veterinary generics for food animals to a broader European sales base.

Ukraine Generics
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