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Antiparasitics

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US survey highlights growing appetite for Seresto in antiparasitic battleground

A new survey of US veterinarians has further underlined Seresto's place among leading the leading pet antiparasitics.

Markets Companion Animals

Benchmark raises significant funds to support commercial efforts

UK aquaculture health business Benchmark has raised proceeds of £43 million ($56 million) to scale up and launch new technologies.

Aquaculture Operations

Elanco prepares sale of European pet wormer rights to Vetoquinol

Elanco has moved a step closer to completing its acquisition of Bayer Animal Health by agreeing its third divestment deal to satisfy anti-trust regulators.

Europe Elanco

Review 2019: US witnesses bumper year of veterinary approvals, while EU achieves milestone authorizations

In 2019, both the US and Europe saw several significant approvals in animal health. Animal Pharm analyst Sian Lazell gives an overview of the most notable products that were given the green light for their commercial debuts during the year.

Product Approvals Companion Animals

MSD adds canine mites to Bravecto label in Europe

MSD Animal Health has further built on the label of Bravecto (fluralaner) in Europe, with the product now approved to treat mite infestations in dogs.

Merck MSD Animal Health Canine

Animal Pharm Awards 2019 now open for nominations

Subscribers have five weeks to nominate their company and innovations as part of the Animal Pharm Awards for 2019.

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Vaccines

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FAO: More work needed to overcome political and commercial barriers to FMD vaccine supply

A stronger relationship between public and private stakeholders is required to improve the supply of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines around the world, according to the FAO.

Foot and mouth disease Vaccines

Verovaccines targets poultry pathogen after securing second partnership

German biotechnology start-up Verovaccines has gained its second development partner by signing up an unnamed international animal health firm.

Deals Vaccines

Merck adds to cattle offering with ShutOut teat sealant

Merck Animal Health launched its antibiotic-free ShutOut teat sealant for dairy cows.

North America Merck MSD Animal Health

Why disease prevention is key to farmed fish filling the global protein gap

Genetic advantage, healthy microbiomes and improved vaccines are the key pillars of the DNA revolution at the heart of maximizing productivity in the aquaculture market, claims Animal Pharm's head of reports Dr Alan Bullion.

Aquaculture Vaccines

Merck boosts US cattle vaccine portfolio with Nasalgen 3 launch

Merck Animal Health has launched Nasalgen 3 – a three-way intranasal vaccine for beef and dairy cattle against common pneumonia-causing viral pathogens.

Merck MSD Animal Health Vaccines

AgResults launches bid to stimulate FMD vaccine R&D with 'pay-for-results' competition

An AgResults competition is aiming to support the uptake of high-quality foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines in eastern Africa.

Middle East and Africa Vaccines
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Pharmaceuticals

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European regulatory experts positive on current climate for novel therapies

Klifovet recently held a conference on the expectations of the Annex 2 proposal of Regulation 2019/6 in Munich, where a host of stakeholders from the European Medicines Agency, national regulatory agencies and the animal health industry attended. The contract research organization's chief executive Dr Klaus Hellman provided Animal Pharm with an overview of the pertinent topics covered.

Policy & Regulation Europe

Zoetis obtains Rimadyl marketing authorization in China

Zoetis has furthered boosted its portfolio in one of the world's fastest-growing companion animal markets, after gaining Chinese marketing authorization for Rimadyl.

Zoetis Product Approvals

Benchmark raises significant funds to support commercial efforts

UK aquaculture health business Benchmark has raised proceeds of £43 million ($56 million) to scale up and launch new technologies.

Aquaculture Operations

Animal Health International admits to selling drugs to unlicensed individuals

US distributor Animal Health International has pleaded guilty to misbranding drugs and will pay around $52 million in forfeitures, fines and penalties.

Patterson Companies Legal

Better Choice, cbdMD to form cannabidiol joint venture

US pet health specialist Better Choice is entering a joint venture with cbdMD. 

Deals R&D

Canadian biotech Tetra set to begin clinical trial for pet eye pain candidate

Tetra Bio-Pharma is preparing to begin a clinical trial of its PPP003 ophthalmic drug for companion animals.

R&D Pharmaceuticals
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Feed & Additives

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Vetio awarded cannabis research license in Canada

US animal health contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Vetio has been granted a cannabis research license by Health Canada.

Feed & Additives R&D

Avivagen strengthens Philippines offering with new distribution deal

Canadian firm Avivagen has built on its presence in the Philippines by entering into a distribution partnership with Inphilco.

Deals Feed & Additives

Zivo snares successful results from poultry gut health studies

US firm Zivo Bioscience has secured positive outcomes across five poultry gut health studies conducted in the second half of 2019.

Poultry Feed & Additives

Why disease prevention is key to farmed fish filling the global protein gap

Genetic advantage, healthy microbiomes and improved vaccines are the key pillars of the DNA revolution at the heart of maximizing productivity in the aquaculture market, claims Animal Pharm's head of reports Dr Alan Bullion.

Aquaculture Vaccines

K-State research underlines swine disease risk through imported feed

Kansas State University (KSU) has highlighted the risk of swine diseases being transmitted through the importation of feed exposed to transpacific shipping conditions.

Porcine Feed & Additives

Global feed production falls for first time since 2011 as ASF hits home

Alltech claims global feed production declined by 1.07% to 1.126 billion metric tons in 2019 – the first drop in nine years.

Feed & Additives Food Animals
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Equipment & Technology

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Benchmark raises significant funds to support commercial efforts

UK aquaculture health business Benchmark has raised proceeds of £43 million ($56 million) to scale up and launch new technologies.

Aquaculture Operations

USDA clashes with cattle ranchers over ID tags

The USDA claims it did not withdraw a policy mandating use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on cattle to avoid a lawsuit.

APHIS USDA

Ag Startup Engine reveals capital expansion plans, puts spotlight on key investments

Around three years ago, Joel Harris was brought onboard at Ag Startup Engine to lend his expertise. Founded in 2016, the program has now nearly finished deploying its first round of funding to the start-ups in its portfolio. Mr Harris spoke to Animal Pharm about the investment vehicle's progress in expanding its next capital-raising session and explained what he thinks are some of the most valuable areas of innovation in animal health. 

Investments R&D

Merck adds to cattle offering with ShutOut teat sealant

Merck Animal Health launched its antibiotic-free ShutOut teat sealant for dairy cows.

North America Merck MSD Animal Health

Connecterra signs dairy data sharing pact with robotics specialist Lely

Dutch business Connecterra has signed a data-sharing agreement with compatriot company Lely. 

Deals Equipment & Technology

Phibro vaccine injection tech brings performance and analytical advantages to key global markets

Phibro Animal Health is in the process of launching its pHi-Tech vaccine injection device in the US and other significant poultry markets. To find out the significance of this product launch and what plans the firm has for the technology's future, Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey spoke to Assaf Shafran, vice president and general manager of Phibro's pHi-Tech business unit.

Phibro Animal Health R&D
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Diagnostics

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Antech builds on CKD diagnostics portfolio with SDMA biomarker

Antech Diagnostics has added a renal biomarker for symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) to its offering of products for companion animals.

Diagnostics Companion Animals

Antech releases promising study results for canine inflammatory bowel disease test

Antech Diagnostics is aiming to add to its portfolio by launching a test for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in dogs this year.

Diagnostics Canine

Zomedica files for US patent covering pet parasite detection

Zomedica Pharmaceuticals has filed a US patent application to boost its intellectual property in the area of fecal parasite detection.

R&D Companion Animals

Zoetis continues vet reference lab acquisition trail with Ethos deal

Zoetis has made its third recent purchase in the veterinary reference laboratory space with the capture of Ethos Diagnostic Science.

Zoetis Diagnostics

SHIC backs diagnostic tool development for swine diarrhea virus

The US Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) has invested an undisclosed amount in the development of diagnostic tools for swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV).

Porcine Investments

Animal Pharm Awards 2019 see a different winner in every category

The Animal Pharm Awards 2019 has brought victories for Zoetis, MSD Animal Health, Antech Diagnostics, Virbac, Dechra Pharmaceuticals and others.

Operations R&D
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Generics

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US survey highlights growing appetite for Seresto in antiparasitic battleground

A new survey of US veterinarians has further underlined Seresto's place among leading the leading pet antiparasitics.

Markets Companion Animals

Review 2019: US witnesses bumper year of veterinary approvals, while EU achieves milestone authorizations

In 2019, both the US and Europe saw several significant approvals in animal health. Animal Pharm analyst Sian Lazell gives an overview of the most notable products that were given the green light for their commercial debuts during the year.

Product Approvals Companion Animals

Animal Pharm Awards 2019 now open for nominations

Subscribers have five weeks to nominate their company and innovations as part of the Animal Pharm Awards for 2019.

Europe North America

Mizner Bioscience bags US approval of canine separation anxiety generic

US firm Mizner Bioscience has received US FDA approval for the first generic form of clomipramine hydrochloride tablets.

United States FDA

Generics make up one-third of European animal health sector, report finds

Veterinary generics account for around €2.9 billion ($3.17 billion) in sales in Europe, according to a new study.

Europe Generics

Huvepharma expands production capacity with new EU fermentation facility

Bulgarian firm Huvepharma has opened a new fermentation plant in the south of the country.

Huvepharma Operations
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