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Set Alert for Antiparasitics

Big players continue to add to patent portfolios

Last month saw a bumper collection of new patent applications featuring innovations made by the leading animal health companies.

R&D Antiparasitics

Equine West Nile virus threat surges in US

New research data from Zoetis shows the potentially fatal West Nile virus has become more prevalent among horses in the US.

North America United States

Supplemental US approval for Elanco's Interceptor Plus

Elanco has gained an additional US approval for its Interceptor Plus (Milbemycin oxime and praziquantel) chewable antiparasitic.

FDA United States

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.

Europe Germany

SmartVet re-evaluates the concept of innovation as it eyes expansion to Brazil

US company SmartVet is edging towards product commercialization in its second geography, as it takes its drug delivery platform through Brazil's regulatory system. Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey spoke to the firm about how it perceives innovation and its interest in the data side of the animal health market.

Equipment & Technology Antiparasitics

Neogen refreshes Prozap insecticide portfolio

US animal health company Neogen has upgraded its Prozap portfolio of livestock and equine insecticides to increase visibility and effectiveness in the sector.

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Set Alert for Vaccines

Zoetis gets 15-month immunity claim for Vanguard crLyme

The USDA has approved a 15-month duration of immunity (DOI) claim for Zoetis' Vanguard crLyme vaccine. 

Vaccines Canine

APHIS prepares for field test of poultry vaccine

The USDA's Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared an environmental assessment to field test a new poultry vaccine. 

Vaccines Poultry

MSD buys Austrian production complex

US animal health company MSD Animal Health is to increase its global vaccine output with the purchase of an Austrian production facility.

Europe Austria

US charity tries to save Koalas from diseases

US animal health charity the Morris Animal Foundation (MAH) is funding researchers in Australia to try and help save the country's iconic koala bear from perishing from two different diseases.

Asia Pacific Australia

Biogénesis Bagó expands to Vietnam with FMD vaccine

Argentine firm Biogénesis Bagó has continued its global expansion by launching its foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine in Vietnam. 

Asia Pacific Vietnam

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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Set Alert for Pharmaceuticals

'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.

Asia Pacific Pharmaceuticals

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

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

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

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

ECO gets Turkish registration for Aivlosin in poultry

ECO Animal Health has added another authorization to its Aivlosin antibiotic portfolio, with Turkey the latest country to approve the product for use in commercial layers.

Turkey Pharmaceuticals
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Feed & Additives

Set Alert for Feed and Additives

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.

People Feed & Additives

Top US feed sector body moves to new offices

Leading US animal nutrition body the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will be relocating to a new office space at its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

United States North America

Virbac to market hemp-based products in Switzerland

Virbac has agreed to distribute hemp-based pet nutraceutical products in Switzerland on behalf of Australian animal health firm Creso Pharma (CPH).

Europe Switzerland

Italy's Prosol launches Biosprint probiotic in China

Italian feed additive specialist Prosol has launched its established probiotic Biosprint in China.

Europe Italy

Cargill increases distribution network in US

Leading US animal nutrition and feed additive producer Cargill has purchased the feed business of the Southern States Cooperative (SCC) company.

North America United States

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
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Equipment & Technology

Set Alert for Equipment and Technology

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

Big players continue to add to patent portfolios

Last month saw a bumper collection of new patent applications featuring innovations made by the leading animal health companies.

R&D Antiparasitics

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.

Equipment & Technology Bovine

4Vets: 'Animal health supply in Brazil today is offline'

Sometimes the biggest innovations can seem like the simplest solutions. Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey spoke to young Brazilian firm 4Vets about how it took the country's animal health business online.

Equipment & Technology Brazil

BioTraceIT eyes pain space with skin sensor technology

In a bid to seek out partners as it plans to take its pain diagnostic technology to the veterinary market, BioTraceIT recently presented at the VetHealth Global conference on Canada's Prince Edward Island. Animal Pharm analyst Sian Lazell spoke to the firm to find out how its PainTrace Vet technology works and its goals for the future.

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Set Alert for Diagnostics

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

More investment for Africa as Gates Foundation funds university-led initiative

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has put even more funding into developing animal health infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa through several academia-led projects.

Ethiopia Nigeria

Japanese firm develops detection tech for anisakis in fish

Kyoto-based measuring device firm Ishida has developed a large-scale instrument for detecting anisakis worms in fish.

Diagnostics Aquaculture

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

Canadian beef cattle genetics get funding boost

Canada is improving its beef genetics capability following the decision by the state government of Ontario to invest CAN$12.4 million ($9.9 million) in a state-of-the-art research facility to look at ways of improving cattle health, beef feed and breeding technology. 

North America Diagnostics

Pet diagnostics propel IDEXX sales to 9% growth in Q2

Once again, the global leader in veterinary diagnostics IDEXX Laboratories has shown its rivals a clean pair of heels with 9% growth in the second quarter of fiscal 2017.

North America United States
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Set Alert for Generics

Aurora reproductive generics approved in US

Aurora Pharmaceutical has received US authorization for a reproductive product in horses. 

Generics Equine

Japan approves Virbac's otitis treatment for dogs

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (JMAFF) has approved Virbac Japan's EasOtic (hydrocortisone aceponate, miconazole nitrate, gentamicin sulphate) to treat infectious external otitis in dogs. 

Pharmaceuticals Generics

Ecuphar, Animalcare merger deal finalized

The merger between Belgian firm Ecuphar and UK business Animalcare has closed.

Generics M&A

Krka's animal health sales drop again in Q2

Slovenian generics specialist Krka recorded another fall in sales for its animal health products during the second quarter of 2017.

Financial Results Generics

Le Vet secures multiple European approvals

Dutch firm Le Vet Pharma has gained three recent approvals in Europe as it continues to ramp up its portfolio of generics in its home continent.

Product Approvals Europe

Virbac anesthetic generic gets FDA go ahead

Virbac has enlarged its portfolio of pet generics in the US after receiving FDA approval for a companion animal anesthetic.

Canine Feline
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