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Merck's Ken Frazier has pinpointed the growth potential of the firm's animal health identification and monitoring segments following its acquisition of Antelliq.
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
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.
Bayer Animal Health has unveiled BCS SowDition – a smartphone application to enable swine farmers to accurately score the body condition of sow herds.
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.
Dutch business CowManager has added a large US-based dairy to a growing list of clients for its cow monitoring system.
UK-based Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging has executed a management buyout, which was supported by mid-market private equity firm August Equity.
Boehringer Ingelheim has made an online tool available that will help curb the spread of African swine fever (ASF).
Merck Animal Health has jumped to the head of the emerging animal health digital technology sector with the acquisition of French business Antelliq.
A 'living laboratory' for livestock will be established at the Bristol Veterinary School after it received a £1 million ($1.2 million) donation from the John Oldacre Foundation.
US pet technology firm BabelBark has appointed Bruce Truman vice president of sales and marketing.
Israeli dairy farm management specialist Afimilk has launched its AfiFarm 5.3 software and Afi2Go Pro mobile app.
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