M&A, market strength help pet food end 2020 on upswing

M&A, market strength help pet food end 2020 on upswing   DEBBIE PHILLIPS-DONALDSON   If recent merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is any indication, pet food is ending 2020—an exceedingly difficult year by most measures—on a positive note, at least from a market perspective.   WellPet, the 12th largest pet food company globally according to the Top…

Bioguard Participates the 12th WESAVC

The Bioguard participates the 12th East and West Small Animal Clinical Veterinary Conference in China on November 24-26, 2020. Gathering the Small Animal Veterinary Industry in China, the event was held simultaneously with exhibition and virtual courses wherein, invited well- known veterinary specialists and experts from Taiwan presented. In preparation for the said event, Bioguard…

WSAVA warns of corona mutation impact from mink

The WSAVA has warned the mutation of COVID-19 in Danish mink could have implications for the efficacy of human vaccines and lead to the spread of the virus to companion animals. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 214 human cases have been identified in Denmark with SARS-CoV-2 variants associated with farmed minks, including 12…

UK veterinary antibiotics sales among lowest levels recorded in Europe

Reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics in animals is key to reducing antibiotic resistance and protecting the most critical antibiotics in human health by Veterinary Practice 18 November 2020, at 10:30am   UK sales of antibiotics in food-producing animals have halved since 2014, the UK-Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance and Sales Surveillance (UK-VARSS) annual report, published on 18 November,…

What’s next for pet food in a post-pandemic world?

The Global Alliance of Pet Food Associations (GAPFA) has a clear view on the global status of the pet industry, due to their strong connection with prominent associations and manufacturers worldwide. They shed their light on the times before, during and after the pandemic, considering pet ownership, customer behaviour and industry trends. The need for…

USA Pet Valu winds down US operations

USA Pet Valu winds down US operations   Source: PetWorldwide   The American pet retailer Pet Valu will close all of its 358 stores and warehouses across the US and wind down operations at its Pennsylvanian headquarters. The company announced on its website that the company’s online shop is no longer available. Jamie Gould, Pet Valu’s appointed…