Veterinary clinics report double-digit growth in June

Revenue and new-client numbers rose sharply compared with 12 months earlier, a VHMA survey shows. Companion animal practices fared well in June despite the pandemic and economic recession, according to the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. A survey of 644 member practices revealed average revenue growth of 14.6% in June compared with the same month in 2019.…

Peter Wells Joins Vetsina Animal Diagnostics As Chairman

Vetsina Animal Diagnostics has appointed former Global Head of Research and Development with Novartis Animal Health, Dr. Peter Wells as its first Chairman. Dr. Wells has extensive experience in the animal health pharmaceutical industry having held senior positions in major global companies for almost 30 years. Mainly involved in directing the research and development of…

Cat food recalled due to elevated levels of choline chloride

July 14, 2020 dvm360 Staff J.M. Smucker has recalled one lot of a cat food brand because of potential health concerns associated with high levels of this organic compound. The J. M. Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled one lot of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns associated with elevated…

FTC approves merger of Elanco and Bayer

The $7.6 billion merger of Elanco Animal Health and Bayer Animal Health has passed an antitrust review by the Federal Trade Commission and is expected to close in early August. The federal agency issued the approval July 15 with the expectation that Elanco will divest three products: Osurnia to Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Capstar to PetIQ Inc.…

Elanco poised to acquire Bayer Animal Health

John K. Rosembert Elanco Animal Health is closer to becoming the world’s second-largest provider of veterinary medicines, now that European antitrust regulators have conditionally cleared its $7.6 billion acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business. In terms of size, Elanco currently ranks fourth in the animal health market by revenue; Bayer is fifth, according to company…

Global Pet Expo Earns Spot on 2019 Top Trade Show List

BY PET BUSINESS STAFF Published: 07.13.2020   Global Pet Expo  ranked 49th on Trade Show News Network’s  2019 Top Trade Show  list. Honorees are all based in the US and are ranked by overall net square footage. Global Pet Expo 2019 totaled 360,400 net sq. ft. American Pet Products Association  (APPA) and  Pet Industry Distributors…

Ceva acquires ThunderWorks

Author: John K. Rosembert Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of the veterinary behavioural products Adaptil and Feliway, has acquired ThunderWorks, which is best known for its ThunderShirt range of calming pet coats. Ceva says the acquisition is a natural fit for Ceva’s extensive behavioural range and will bolster its Adaptil portfolio to offer a wider variety…

Alert service aims to contain deadly disease

Pet Disease Alerts notify veterinarians and pet owners of local Leptospirosis outbreaks Proactively protecting pets from a potentially fatal and highly infectious bacterial disease is central to a new offering from Pet Disease Alerts. The nonprofit group, established by the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), has launched a subscription service to notify veterinarians and pet…