The outbreak of canine influenza that has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest has veterinarians across the country concerned the virus will spread. Those worries intensified last week when tests performed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University confirmed that the illness is being caused by the H3N2 flu strain.
Integrated Animal Health said it has decided to move its headquarters from Australia to the U.S. and will base its global operations in Lawrence, KS. Earlier this year, the company said it was looking to open up North American operations in what is marketed as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, which is defined as a region that spans from Columbia, MO, to Manhattan, KS.
On April 13, Peak Pharmaceuticals and its partner, Canna-Pet, announced that a test market they completed of cannabinoid-based biscuits for dogs was so popular they sold out of the product in 72 hours. Now the companies are scrambling to build up their inventory of this latest medical marijuana product.
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Nexvet Biopharma, which has been struggling to gain traction on Wall Street since its February IPO, said in a statement Wednesday that it is reassessing the study program for its lead compound, NV-01, after an initial review indicated that the current trial has a "low probability" of hitting the endpoint necessary for U.S. approval.
Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly said Thursday that it earned 87 cents per share in the first quarter of 2015--10 cents more than analysts had expected--an achievement the company attributed largely to its $5.4 billion acquisition of Novartis Animal Health.
Researchers have discovered that health professionals are not adequately explaining the risk of pets passing diseases along to their owners. Now they're urging physicians and veterinarians to improve their efforts to communicate those risks to their clients--and offering tips to pet owners about how to minimize their chances of catching illnesses from their four-legged, finned or scaled friends.
After failing to sell its animal health production facility in St. Joseph, MO, Bayer HealthCare confirmed on Tuesday that it would close the site.
At the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, researchers presented a gene expression model that veterinarians can use to predict how dogs with osteosarcoma will respond to the commonly used chemo drug doxorubicin, which could help both human and canine cancer patients.
The FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine announced on April 13 that it has a plan in place to address a shortage of IV fluids used to treat large animals. The shortage of three-litre and five-litre doses has been caused by a combination of increased demand and decreased production, according to a statement from the FDA.
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