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Brakke Consulting’s
Animal Health News & Notes for November 25, 2009

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Editor: Lynn Fondon, DVM, MBA
Brakke news
Animal Health Industry History Book
earnings news
Central Garden & Pet
Pilgrims Pride
Tyson Foods
other news
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica
Chanelle Veterinary
Provimi Animal Nutrition India
Quantum Immunologics
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> Central Garden & Pet Company announced full year results for the fourth quarter ended September 26, 2009. Net sales for the Pet Products segment in the quarter were $204 million, a decrease of 10% compared to the year ago period. (Business Wire) 
> Tyson Foods reported results for the full year ended October 3, 2009.  The company reported a net loss of ($537 million) compared with a profit of $86 million in fiscal 2008. Sales dipped to $26.7 billion from about $26.9 billion. (Meating Place)
> Pilgrim’s Pride reported results for its full fiscal year. The company reported a net loss of ($152 million) on net sales of $7.1 billion in 2009, compared with a net loss of ($999 million) on net sales of $8.5 billion for the full year in 2008. (Meating Place)
> Immunovaccine Inc. announced the signing of an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with Pfizer Animal Health for Immunovaccine’s patented vaccine delivery technology. Pfizer Animal Health said it plans to develop enhanced cattle vaccines incorporating Immunovaccine’s technology. Terms were not disclosed. (
> Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), announced the introduction of its Vetera West Nile virus family of vaccines, the only vaccines containing the North American Equine E159 2005 horse isolate. The Vetera family of vaccines includes protection against West Nile virus; Eastern, Western and Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis; and tetanus, in a variety of combinations. (company press release)
> Quantum Immunologics, Inc. announced that it has entered into a Collaboration Agreement with Auburn University to form a new, jointly-owned company to bring its novel cancer immunotherapy to the veterinary market. Along with providing corporate and administrative management of the new company, Quantum will license its proprietary oncofetal antigen-based therapy to serve as the collaboration’s underlying technology. (SYS-CON Media) 
> EU   Chanelle Veterinary announced it has received EU clearance for two veterinary products.  Ivermectin Oral for sheep was launched as part of its Animec branded range; the company also introduced new pork flavored, chewable meloxicam tablets for dogs. (Animal Pharm)
> EU  DSM Nutritional Products and Novozymes announced the European launch of Ronozyme NP, a phytase product for use in poultry and pig diets. (Animal Pharm)
> INDIA  Vetcare has been renamed as Provimi Animal Nutrition India, following Provimi’s acquisition of 100% of the shares in Vetcare last April. (Animal Pharm)
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Ron Brakke
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Ray Collier
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