Dairy production: our teams innovate to better target the treatment of mastitis at dry-off
2023/03/21 - Products
On February 21, our farm animals team organized a webinar attended by nearly 900 veterinarians from all over the world. The objective? To present our new Smart DCT tool, which allows a better assessment of the infectious pressure in dairy herds during the dry period. This action aims at supporting better adapted treatments and a more responsible use of antibiotics.
Virbac advances rotavirus prevention in swine farming
2023/02/02 - Products
Rotavirus is one of the main agents causing diarrhea in piglets1. Since December 2022, our teams have been providing industry professionals in France and Germany with the very first rotavirus vaccine registered for pigs, enabling the immunization of newborn piglets via their mother’s colostrum.
A new joint supplement to help dogs remain naturally active
2022/12/15 - Products
Mobility issues are common in dogs and can greatly impact their quality of life. To keep their joints healthy, our teams have developed MOVOFLEX®, a new joint supplement combining five ingredients, including eggshell membrane. It includes an innovative formulation, gradually available in Europe from November 2022, for a complete action that significantly contributes to improving the animal's mobility.
Latin america: neutering of male dogs evolves
2022/11/28 - Products
Pet reproduction control habits vary from one country to another. In Latin America, 60 to 70% of male dogs are not castrated, often because dog owners are concerned about the surgery and its possible consequences. Alternative solutions exist and are available in a growing number of countries in this area. Danilo Martinez, our Latin America pet marketing manager at Virbac, tells us more.
Livestock health: Virbac launches TENOTRYLTM (enrofloxacin) injectable solution in the USA and increases its range of products
2022/07/11 - Products
We continue to increase our footprint in the livestock market and are proud to announce the launch of TENOTRYLTM (enrofloxacin) injectable solution for use in cattle and swine. Our product was approved by the FDA on March 28th and will be available to those who care for animals beginning in July. TENOTRYLTM (enrofloxacin) injectable solution comes in 100, 250 and 500 ml vials.
Virbac expands neutering methods for male cats
2022/06/30 - Products
Although neutering of pets is sometimes essential, methods are evolving to meet new societal expectations. At Virbac, we offer the Suprelorin® implant, a reversible medical neutering solution. Used since 2007 for male dogs, Suprelorin® obtained on June 14, 2022, an extension of its marketing authorization in the European Union for use in male cats and prepubescent bitches. The extension of its application offers veterinarians new solutions to better adapt to the expectations of owners and the needs of their animals.
Working with vets to raise awareness of pets’ dental health
2022/06/28 - Products
Oral health is essential to the overall health and quality of life of cats and dogs, and their owners have an active role to play in preventing dental disease. That is why we recently supported FECAVA's initiative: educational fact sheets to help veterinarians educate owners about the importance of their pets' oral health.
Cattle health: 30 years of expertise in micronutrition
2022/06/16 - Products
Limiting the use of treatments, in particular antibiotics, by supporting the body's natural processes: this is one of the objectives of micronutrition or trace mineral supplementation. On the occasion of our 30 years of expertise in this field, let's take a look at what has become one of the pillars of our approach to cattle health.
Swine vaccines: heading for latin america
2022/06/14 - Products
In June, join us at the IPVS World Congress in Brazil. We are sharing with swine professionals the latest scientific data on porcine circovirus as well as our preventive approach to swine health, which emphasizes vaccination tools and updated technology.
China: personalized solutions to protect cats and dogs from parasites
2022/06/01 - Products
On the occasion of the Chinese launch of our key anti-parasite products, Milpro® and Effipro Duo®, Virbac offers an innovative approach based on personalized protocol.
Providing sustainable solutions to the global aquaculture boom
2022/03/24 - Products
With a world population that could reach 9 billion people by 2030, we at Virbac anticipate the growing importance of aquaculture as an essential source of protein for humans in the years to come. We have been present for several years in all key segments of the sector, in warm and cold waters, and in 2022 we will continue our actions to help farmers to meet this growing demand in a sustainable way. Our global approach combines solutions focusing on prevention and services to implement them effectively.
Cat nutrition: Veterinary HPM® now also in chunks in gravy!
2022/03/17 - Products
In order to promote the urinary health of cats, our teams have developed two new wet foods. They will soon be available to cat owners throughout Europe, as an addition to our Veterinary HPM® dry food range.
Cat & Dog Nutrition: Veterinary HPM enters the US market
2022/02/07 - Products
United States: Virbac enters the pet nutrition market with the launch of a product range for neutered and spayed dogs and cats.
Reinventing the approach to neutering of male dogs
2021/10/29 - Products
Although neutering of pets is sometimes essential, methods are evolving to meet new societal expectations. At Virbac, we have been offering a reversible alternative to surgical castration for several years. In 2021, we are continuing our efforts to make this alternative available to more and more dog owners throughout the world and to support professionals in adopting this solution that is more respectful of the animal's physical integrity.
speed-connect.vet: making in-clinic diagnostic monitoring even easier
2021/06/15 - Products
Since 2017, we have been offering European veterinarians Speed ReaderTM, an in-clinic analyzer for the determination of blood markers and a series of biomarker tests. This year, we are enriching our in-clinic diagnostic solutions with a software that allows all analyses to be collected on a single digital platform, for optimal monitoring of each animal.
A new breath for the treatment of respiratory diseases in livestock
2021/04/22 - Products
Respiratory diseases are one of the most common pathologies affecting cattle and swine: all over the world, they are responsible for a high mortality rate in herds and significant economic losses. At Virbac, we support a reasonable use of antibiotics by using new technologies to help veterinarians and farmers make the right treatment decision at the right time and improve dosage and traceability.
Our new solution for the treatment of canine mast cell tumors available soon for american veterinarians
2020/12/21 - Products
On November 16, 2020 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval of our new treatment against canine skin tumors. With this approval, we bring U.S. veterinarians a true innovation in canine oncology and a new option to manage mast cells tumors, the most common skin cancer diagnosed in dogs.
Animal Needs Are Evolving, And So Are Our Health Solutions!
2020/11/26 - Products
The longer life span of pets goes hand in hand with the increase in geriatric diseases, particularly the number of cancers being diagnosed. Since the beginning of 2020, we have been offering European veterinarians an innovative treatment solution that specifically targets mastocytomas, the most common form of canine skin cancer.
We can all enhance our pet’s dental hygiene
2020/07/15 - Products
By 2 years of age, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have some form of dental disease (Niemiec BA., 2008). Dental care prevention is key to avoid serious and painful disorders that can affect pets’ overall health and lifespan. Let's discover together in this video how we can improve our four-legged companions’ dental hygiene!
Foster a responsible use of parasiticides
2020/06/24 - Products
7.7 billion people on Earth, half live with pets. Every day, dogs and cats are exposed to unwanted parasites, vectors of various diseases that can affect their health and sometimes our own. We are all part of the same ecosystem. Protection against parasites is therefore a necessity that imposes to find the right balance between the health of animals, humans and their environment. That’s why our solutions allow veterinarians and owners to adapt protection to the specific parasite risk of each animal so that, all together, we can contribute to a responsible use of parasiticides.
Manage your dog's behaviour & fertility
2020/06/12 - Products
In a growing number of countries, companion animals are considered to be sentient beings that are a part of the family. Although sterilization is sometimes necessary, the methods to manage dogs’ fertility and unwanted behaviours are changing to take societal expectations into consideration.
CALF HEALTH IS THE FUTURE OF THE HERD
2020/02/26 - Products
Neonatal gastroenteritis is the leading cause of calf mortality before the age of one month and causes significant losses to farmers. With our Calf Care Solutions program, we work with veterinarians and farmers to adopt a comprehensive calf health management approach that integrates diagnosis, prevention and care. Our goal is to share our tools and technical knowledge to more effectively manage on-farm diarrhea episodes through sustainable farming practices that respect animal welfare.
Virbac opens a new path in the treatment of canine skin tumors
2020/01/20 - Products
Through its partnership with QBiotics, Virbac is providing veterinarians in Europe with a breakthrough injectable solution to treat mastocytoma in dogs. With this new treatment, the Group once again demonstrates its commitment and ability to offer innovative solutions for the advancement of veterinary science.
An extra help for dogs’ relaxation and mobility
2019/11/26 - Products
Behavior disorders and joint problems are common in dogs and can affect their quality of life and their relationship with humans. With multifunctional chews, pet owners now have an easy to give solution to support their pet’s overall health and wellness, while acting on their dental hygiene.
Dog obesity: a complete program offered by Virbac
2019/11/15 - Products
Today 25 to 40% of dogs are overweight or obese. This is true everywhere in the world, whatever the size or breed. Since obesity can have serious health consequences, Virbac offers, in partnership with an expert in dog activity, PitPat, a comprehensive program combining a healthy diet and the measurement of the dog's activity using a device placed on its collar. Find out more about this approach that helps improve the relationship between the owner and his pet by watching the video below.
Micro-nutrition: a key role in feeding ruminants
2019/10/15 - Products
Today, farmers have to ensure optimal farming conditions both for the animal welfare and productivity. Yet, in the lifetime of an animal or during the production cycle, there are periods where induced oxidative stress is particularly intense. In such cases, farmers have to supplement animals with trace mineral elements. To learn more about micro-nutrition, click below to watch the video.
China: a new technology to support dental hygiene in dogs
2019/09/05 - Products
A major concern for pet owners, bad breath can disrupt the close bond between pet and owner and signal deeper health issues. In 2019, for the first time ever in China, Virbac introduced dental care solutions that include FR3SH™ technology to target the oral and digestive causes of bad breath.
Turkey: the first veterinary vaccine against canine leishmaniosis
2019/07/10 - Products
In Turkey, the prevalence of canine leishmaniosis can reach 25% in some regions, especially around the Mediterranean basin. To face this zoonosis that is currently under-diagnosed by veterinarians and misunderstood among Turkish owners, Virbac has made available, since March 2019, CANILEISH®, the first veterinary vaccine to prevent this disease.
United Kingdom: the Veterinary HPM™ campaign wins an award!
2019/04/05 - Products
Mid-March, Virbac was rewarded in the United Kingdom for its digital Veterinary HPM™ campaign by the VMA (Veterinary marketing association), which annually celebrates the best marketing initiatives in the field of animal health.
Dogs’ dental health: an online awareness campaign that really bites!
2019/01/31 - Products
At the end of 2018, Virbac launched an online campaign in North America encouraging owners to consult their veterinarian about their dog’s dental health. It included a humorous video broadcasted on social networks, featuring a rubber toy that hates being chewed by a dog with bad breath.
United States: in-house manufacturing of Virbac flagship parasiticide
2018/12/06 - Products
In August, the FDA approved the transfer of production to the Virbac St. Louis site (Missouri) of a parasiticide for dogs acquired by the company at the beginning of 2015. The complexity of the industrial extrusion process required all the skills and attention of the American subsidiary and the Group's Production/Quality teams for nearly three years.
A better dental care for an optimal dogs’ health
2018/11/22 - Products
Bad breath is a common complaint of dogs’ owners but it can also be a sign of periodontal or digestive issues that can be painful for the pet. Thanks to a new formula, the C.E.T® VEGGIEDENT® FR3SH™ dental chews tackle the oral causes of bad breath and help to restore the animal's intestinal balance while freshening its breath. Available since 2018 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Japan, they will gradually be present around the world in 2019.
Supporting farmers to better manage swine reproduction
2018/04/12 - Products
One of the present challenges of swine producers is finding solutions that preserve farm productivity while reducing the use of antibiotics. In Europe, Latin America and Asia, Virbac is assisting veterinarians and farmers with technical solutions and on farm training that focus on prevention and are based on a good reproduction management.
Facilitate diagnosis to better care for the animal
2018/02/28 - Products
Since 2017, Virbac has been offering veterinarians Speed ReaderTM, a blood marker dosage analyzer with a series of biomarker tests. Usable directly in-clinic, these newest additions to the diagnostic range facilitate screening of common diseases in cats and dogs and ensure better monitoring of the animal.
Healthy cows make better milk!
2018/01/17 - Products
Maintaining good health and welfare of cows is central to Virbac's approach of dairy production. Virbac created a specific program for professionals of dairy farming called Target 150. This program aims at bringing global & integrated solutions and protocols for a better and more sustainable production of milk. Developed in close cooperation with worldwide known experts, Target 150 ™ encourages prevention and answers the main problematics of the 150 critical days of production cycle of the dairy cows. As an essential part of the program, the second Virbac Dairy Symposium was organized in September 2017 to contribute strengthening the skills of dairy farming professionals and prepare them to the emerging technologies of tomorrow.
ADULT WITH SALMON NEUTERED & ENTIRE CAT received a rating of 17.5/20 from INC - 60 Millions de Consommateurs french magazine June 2017 issue
2017/11/21 - Products
Two years after its launch, with a rating of 17.5/20, the VETERINARY HPM® Adult with salmon neutered & entire cat is one of the ‘best choices’ amongst thirteen dry cat foods (kibbles) tested by the INC (Institut National de la Consommation [French National Institute for Consumer Affairs]). This rating makes up for several years of development.
New solutions to fight against leishmaniosis in Brazil
2017/11/17 - Products
The treatment of dogs infected with leishmaniosis has been authorized in Brazil since 2016. Thanks to its publicity campaigns and its treatment solution introduced in January 2017, Virbac is contributing to the fight against this disease which, on a world scale, touches about 1 million of humans.
VETERINARY HPM™ dietetic: a new generation of nutrition for cats and dogs
2017/10/06 - Products
VETERINARY HPM™ dietetic is a new generation of nutrition for cats and dogs with health problems, created by staying close to the nutritional requirements of carnivores, respecting the nutritional requirements of carnivores. These foods should be recommended by the veterinarian depending on the animal's health problem. A veterinarian's option should be sought before use. Available since spring 2017 in European veterinary clinics, the VETERINARY HPM™ dietetic range will also be launched in Latin America (Mexico, Costa Rica and Chile) by the end of the year.
Calf Health: Virbac boosts its expertise
2017/08/10 - Products
Whether in the meat or dairy industries, quality production requires animals that are healthy from birth onward! With this in mind, Virbac has been progressively rolling out a complete Calf health management program in Europe since 2016.
Effipro® Duo: treat and prevent flea and tick infestations
2017/05/31 - Products
In May 2016, European practitioners (France, UK and Austria) discovered Effipro® Duo, a new parasiticide used to treat and prevent tick and flea infestations in dogs and cats. The advantages of this product described by the Global Marketing manager parasiticides.
Launch of the VETERINARY HPM™ Dietetic range in Europe!
2017/05/10 - Products
Following the launch of the VETERINARY HPM™ physiological range in 2015, Virbac started from March 1st the launch of VETERINARY HPM™ dietetic for dogs and cats in Europe. A complete range still close to the nutritional requirements of carnivores and associated to the "Veterinary global care", a new global nutritional approach.
VETERINARY HPM® Adult Small & Toy: a rating of 16.4/20
2017/04/04 - Products
The product VETERINARY HPM® Adult Small & Toy has received a rating of 16.4/20 from the independent French consumer association UFC-Que Choisir. The cited product has been qualified as one of the “best choices” amongst the twenty complete dog foods that were tested.
Virbac China, still one step ahead
2016/09/29 - Products
Since 2012, Virbac has maintained a presence in China through a commercial subsidiary that now has about thirty collaborators. How is the subsidiary adapting to this ever-changing market? Answers by the subsidiary general manager.
USA: Virbac launches of unique canine joint health supplement
2016/09/19 - Products
On March 8, 2016, Virbac US announced the launch of the latest advancement in canine joint health supplementation, MOVOFLEX™ Soft Chews. Formulated with a unique and proprietary blend of ingredients, MOVOFLEX™ Soft Chews provide comprehensive canine joint support in a once-a-day palatable soft chew.
USA: Virbac launches a new dental Diagnostic Test
2016/05/02 - Products
On March 1, 2016, Virbac US announced the launch of the C.E.T.® OraStrip® Dental Diagnostic Test (currently distributed in the USA), the first and only test in the animal health market that detects periodontal infection in dogs, providing visual test results to support veterinarians’ dental treatment recommendations and enhance client compliance.
ACTIVYL® AND ACTIVYL® TICK PLUS
2016/04/22 - Products
Virbac has been distributing the parasiticide medicines Activyl® and Activyl® Tick Plus in Europe since January 1, 2016. The integration of these two medicines in the parasiticide product portfolio fulfils Virbac’s wish to offer complementary solutions to veterinarians.
VETERINARY HPM: Virbac’s new generation Pet food!
2016/03/01 - Products
Virbac commercializes a new hyper premium nutritional concept for dogs and cats!
Over the last months, Virbac has progressively launched its new range Veterinary HPM™ for cats and dogs in more than ten European countries (Denmark, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Spain…).
Colombia: vaccines for companion animals, a dominant position
2016/02/03 - Products
26%. This is 2014 Virbac Colombia's market share on the dog and cat vaccines segment. This figure is evidence of the success that the subsidiary has met with in this fast-growing sector. The story of a lightningfast journey by colombian Marketing manager.
New Zealand: Thrilling challenges ahead
2015/12/11 - Products
New premises, dairy crisis, market concentration... 2015 is marking a turning point for the subsidiary in New Zealand. How are such evolutions to be tackled? Answers from general manager of the subsidiary.
Augmented reality: Virbac, the UK pioneer!
2015/07/03 - Products
November 2014, London. For its use of augmented reality technology Virbac UK is awarded the Best Large Stand award for the most innovative stand. Just a gadget or a genuine opportunity for improved communication? Some answers from the companion animal business unit director of the subsidiary.
Companion animals in Russia: a new start
2014/12/01 - Products
April 2014, Moscow. At Russia's largest veterinary congress, Virbac launched Cortavance, a corticoid for the treatment of inflammatory dermatosis in dogs. A major step forward for the companion animal portfolio in this country. Explanations by the Rest of Europe product manager.
Anti-parasite treatment for cattle: Virbac awarded three prizes for its innovative Flexibag® and FarmPack® products
2014/08/01 - Products
In 2014, the innovative Flexibag® and Farmpack® products from Virbac were awarded three prizes: the 'Janus de la Santé' award for an environmentally-friendly design, the Pharmapack award and a "Sommet d’Or" award. In Flexibag® and Farmpack®, Virbac offer the first truly successful ergonomic design for simplified anti-parasite treatment of cattle and sheep, one which also improves productivity in the stock-rearing sector.
Chronic kidney disease: Pronefra is different
2014/07/31 - Products
France, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Austria, United Kingdom and Scandinavia. These were the first European countries to launch Pronefra in the first half of 2014. A presentation of this food supplement by the global marketing manager supportive care & topical hygiene.
Australia: developing the ruminants vaccines of the future
2014/03/24 - Products
Viva VIVID! summer 2013, Virbac Australia opened a new R&D centre in Penrith surrounded by those involved in the local animal health industry. A key event for the development of the subsidiary’s biological activity in food producing animals. Explanations by Robert Dempster, the local RDL manager.
Dental: digital serving Europe marketing
2014/01/14 - Products
May 2013, Prague. In partnership with the European Veterinary Dental Society, Virbac is launching the e.VDS, an application for evaluating animal dentition (scoring) and developing knowledge for veterinarians all over the world. A look at the tool’s functionalities and objectives with Alain Mondon, Global Marketing manager, companion animals parasiticides.
Browse Plus: a promising acquisition
2014/11/01 - Products
After Multimin in 2011, Virbac RSA finalized in 2012 the acquisition of the worldwide rights to Browse Plus, a nutritional supplement for food producing animals and leader on the South African market since 1994. This acquisition by Dayle Sinclair, product manager.
Brazil: Effipro set for a promising future
2013/08/20 - Products
In summer 2012, Virbac Brazil launched Effipro, a fipronil-based external parasiticide for dogs and cats. After a year of marketing, sales are good. A look at this success with Daniela Baccarin, product manager.
Neonatal calf diarrhoea in Europe: reference rapid in-practice diagnostic test improved
2013/05/03 - Products
The successful management of an outbreak of neonatal calf diarrhoea relies on the individual treatment of sick animals and the prevention of disease transmission. In this context, identification of the pathogens involved enables the vet to select the most appropriate treatment and prophylactic measures for each case.
Electronic identification: 1st mini polymeric transponder in Europe
2013/02/10 - Products
Faithful to its strategy of continuous innovation, this year Virbac is launching the 1st mini polymeric transponder in Europe (France, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Belgium), the BackHome® Biotec Slim Transponder.
United States: two promising products
2012/10/15 - Products
Rilexine and Suprelorin F: two products launched in the American market mid 2012 thanks to the hard work of the Virbac US R&D teams to adapt the registration dossiers. A look at the challenges with Craig Parks, R&D vice-president.
Canine osteoarthritis: Virbac expands its product range in France
2012/06/01 - Products
Since June 2012, Virbac France has offered a long-term treatment that aims to reduce inflammation and pain for dogs with acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders. This medicine adds to Virbac's canine osteoarthritis range which now provides comprehensive care for canine osteoarthritis.
Pharmapack congress: a Virbac packaging rewarded
2011/04/01 - Products
01/02/2010. Paris - France. Pharmapack award "Home risks prevention - veterinary category" has been awarded to Milteforan, the first veterinary medicinal product intended to treat the leishmaniasis and that can be administered by oral route.
Companion animals: Virbac is releasing a new external parasiticide onto the European market
2009/05/25 - Products
The fruit of several years of development, Effipro® Spot On and Effipro® Spray are two Fipronil-based medicines which treat flea and tick infestations in dogs and cats.
Heartworm prevention: new solution in Central & Eastern Europe
2023/04/07 - Products
Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal pathology affecting mostly dogs. Endemic to the Mediterranean basin, it appeared in Eastern Europe about ten years ago. Since February 2023, our teams have been offering veterinarians and owners in this region of the world a new, easy-to-use annual preventive solution to protect their pets effectively1.
Dog and cat nutrition and health: Veterinary HPM® now in India!
2023/04/24 - Products
In 2015, our Veterinary HPM® dog and cat foods made their first appearance in Europe; they are now present in more than 30 countries worldwide. In 2023, we are continuing their development in Asia: after Japan, they have been available in India since last March, providing veterinarians and owners in the country with a preventive nutrition solution that contributes to the health of domestic carnivores.
DailyDerma: a new routine for long-lasting relief for atopic dogs
2023/05/12 - Products
Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disease that affects 10% of dogs1. Very disabling for the animal, it is also complex to diagnose and treat. To improve its management, our teams have developed DailyDerma: an innovative programme that brings together veterinarians and owners for better long-term management of the disease.