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Merck Animal Health Announces European Union Approval for PORCILIS M Hyo ID ONCE Swine Vaccine +++ The First Single-Shot Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Vaccine for Intradermal Administration

Boxmeer (Netherlands) – Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) today announced that it has received marketing authorization in the European Union for PORCILIS® M Hyo ID ONCE, the first single-shot vaccine against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M Hyo) infection in pigs for intradermal administration. PORCILIS M Hyo ID ONCE is approved in the 25 member states of the European Union plus Iceland and Norway for the active immunization of finishing pigs to reduce pulmonary lesions and the decrease in daily weight gain during the finishing period due to infection caused by M Hyo.

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Rinderpest: OIE delares victory

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China reinstates swine trade with Canada

(CSEA) – Canadian Swine Exporters Association is pleased to announce that negotiations are finalized and trade in Purebred swine genetics can now resume. China halted importation last May, 2009 due to H1N1 concerns in China. The Canadian swine genetics industry enjoys a well earned reputation for exceptional quality, reliability and value. The Chinese swine industry […]

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AVMA, veterinary foundation tackle veterinary shortage with new incentive program

Schaumburg, IL (AVMA) — Their numbers are dwindling at such a rate that our food supply may be in jeopardy – and that decline may continue as their educational debt continues to rise. These are just two of the challenges facing food animal veterinary medicine, one of the bulwarks of our food safety system. The […]

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Sanofi-aventis and Merck to create a Global Leader in Animal Health

Paris, France and Whitehouse Station, NJ. – March 9, 2010 – Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) announced today that sanofi-aventis has exercised its option to combine Merial with Intervet/Schering-Plough, Merck’s Animal Health business, to create a global leader in Animal Health.

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Lilly to Acquire European Rights to Pfizer Animal Health Assets +++ Deal Provides Strategic Fit For Elanco, Lilly’s Animal Health Division

LillyGREENFIELD, Ind., March 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), today announced that Lilly has signed an agreement to acquire the European rights to a portfolio of certain Pfizer Animal Health products. The products, including vaccines, parasiticides and feed additives, are used in both the production animal and companion animal markets.

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New plan to fight bird flu in Egypt

CAIRO (IRIN) – Egypt is moving to curb the spread of avian influenza (H5N1) after a recent upsurge in infections, the Egyptian Health Ministry says.

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Ireland: Smith announces National Aujeszky’s Disease Control and Eradication Programme

Dublin (PRESS RELEASE) – The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, is pleased to announce significant progress with the National Aujeszky’s Disease Control and Eradication Programme and today launches Phase 3 of the programme. The objective of this programme is to officially eliminate Aujeszky’s Disease from the national pig herd. This will […]

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intervet/schering-plough animal health receives EUROPEAN approval for a SINGLE-SHOT dosage scheme OF porcilis® pcv

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symposium shows importance of MANAGING Bovine Respiratory Disease ‘right the first time’ WITH COMBINATION TREATMENT

BOXMEER (Netherlands), January 13, 2010 – Treatment of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) in cattle with a combination preparation consisting of the anti-infective drug florfenicol and the anti-inflammatory drug flunixin meglumine (RESFLOR® Solution for Injection), results in control of bacterial growth, reduction of fever and reduction of lung consolidation. This conclusion was drawn last month at […]

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INTERVET/SCHERING-PLOUGH ANIMAL HEALTH ANNOUNCES sponsorSHIP SUPPORTING MILK PRODUCERS IN MALAWI

BOXMEER (the Netherlands), October 8, 2009 — Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health today announced that it has initiated a multy-year sponsorship project, supporting the Shire Highlands Milk Producers Association (SHMPA) in Malawi, a developing country in southeast Africa. The primary objective of the project is to support smallholder dairy farmers in the Shire Highlands to improve their […]

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Pfizer explains how to bridge immunity gap

In the past, producers have had to rely on oral antibiotics, given in feed or water, to protect animals during this vulnerable period. But, according to Jens Chr. Jensen, this has a number of drawbacks. “The amount of antibiotic that an individual pig receives using this system of delivery is very unpredictable,” he says. “Many […]

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UK: A BSE case born in JULY 2002.

HemeraLondon (DEFRA) – BSE has been diagnosed in a Hereford X Cow, born on 16 July 2002, 71 months after 1 August 1996, when extra control measures on animal feed containing mammalian meat and bone meal (MMBM) are considered to have been fully implemented.

The animal was taken as a clinical suspect under the compulsory BSE passive surveillance programme; or Its farm of origin was in Monmouthshire. At 39 months of age it moved to a second farm in Powys where it remained until it was slaughtered as a BSE
suspected on 12 August 2008 aged 72 months Disease was officially confirmed on 03 September 2008.

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UK: Koi Herpesvirus disease outbreak confirmed

HemeraLondon (DEFRA) – Movements of fish in and out of a fishery in East Sussex have been restricted, following the confirmation of Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) Disease.

Defra has issued a Designated Area Order prohibiting the movement of fish to and from Moor Hall Pools (Old Lake and New Lake), Moor Hall Farm, Ninfield, Nr Battle, East Sussex.

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USA: Producers Use Antibiotics To Protect Pigs, People

Washington (NPPC) – Saying that they are a necessary tool to protect animal and public health, the National Pork Producers Council at a congressional hearing held today urged lawmakers not to restrict the use of antibiotics in pork production. Testifying on behalf of NPPC, Dr. Craig Rowles, a veterinarian and partner with Elite Pork in […]

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EuroTier 2008: World’s largest exhibition for professional animal husbandry

Hannover (DLG) – The International DLG Exhibition for animal husbandry and management, EuroTier 2008, being held at the Exhibition Grounds in Hanover from 11 to 14 November 2008, has exerted a hitherto unequalled attraction on manufacturers of machinery, equipment, installations and farm inputs as well as animal exhibitors from Germany and other countries. With 1,694 […]

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USA: FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Regulating Genetically Engineered Animals

(FDA) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, today released for public comment draft guidance on the regulation of genetically engineered (GE) animals. The guidance document is intended to clarify the FDA’s regulatory authority in this field, as well as the requirements and recommendations for producers […]

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USA: NPPC Condemns Hog Mistreatment On Iowa Farm

Washington (NPPC) – An undercover video shot by the animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals shows on an Iowa farm mistreatment of hogs, including practices not condoned and, in fact, abhorred by America’s pork producers. The National Pork Producers Council condemns the mistreatment of animals that took place on the Iowa farm […]

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Schering-Plough announces closing of planned divestiture of selected animal health products to Pfizer

KENILWORTH, N.J., September 10, 2008 – Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced the successful closing of its previously announced transaction with Pfizer Animal Health, to divest certain animal health products from selected franchises in the European Economic Area to Pfizer. These divestments were requested by the European Commission as part of its October 2007 clearance […]

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UK: Bluetongue detected in County Durham

O0ndon (DEFRA) – Defra today announced the detection of Bluetongue in 18 imported cattle on premises near Bishop Auckland, County Durham. The animals originated from within the BTV8 Restricted Zone in Germany and were detected as a result of post-import testing carried out by Defra on all Bluetongue susceptible animals arriving from Continental Europe. This […]

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