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New Animal Health Subsidiary

Saturday April 19, 2014

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Premune, an animal health company based in Sweden, is moving forward with plans to open a U.S. subsidiary. The new division will be located in New York, and will have a staff of 30 by the time it opens for business in July 2014. Premune is currently developing a preventive treatment for canine allergies and several other products for the companion animal market.

This news may be of interest to those involved in veterinary pharmaceutical sales.

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Vet School Expands

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Ohio State University has announced plans to break ground on a $30 million renovation of its veterinary school by the end of 2014. The current facilities are more than 40 years old. While only $8.5 million has been secured to date, the college is confident that the renovation will move forward as planned.

Future veterinary students will benefit from expanded teaching areas, updated equipment, and larger surgical and treatment suites.

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Mars Acquires Pet Brands

Friday April 11, 2014

Proctor & Gamble has announced that it will sell 80 percent of its pet food business (including the popular Iams and Eukanuba brands) to Mars for $2.9 billion. Mars already has several major pet food brands in its portfolio including Pedigree, Whiskas, and Royal Canin.

This development in the pet food industry may be of interest to pet food sales representatives and others working in this particular niche market.

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Bovine Vet Scholarships

Tuesday April 8, 2014

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation and Zoetis have announced the continuation of their scholarship program for 2014. Applicants must be veterinary students set to graduate in 2015. They must also have a strong interest in bovine medicine and be members of their local AABP chapter.

Applications are being accepted online through June 15, 2014. Scholarship recipients will be announced in advance of the AABP Convention in September.

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