DUBLIN, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dklp6n/animal_healthcare) has announced the addition of the "Animal Healthcare Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2019 Market" report to their offering.
The global animal healthcare market is growing due to the increasing animal population of both types: companion and production. Companion animals are those which people tame or adopt for companionship, house/office guards and production animals are raised for meat and milk-related products.
The new diseases in animals and their transfer to humans via their product consumption and companionship are also propelling the animal healthcare market globally. However,ire some challenges have emerged in the form of regulations against the excess use of antibiotics in production animals and legislation and protests of animal activists and institutions against animal research.
The animal healthcare market is very competitive with the top ten players accounting for about 75% of the market and every company focusing on research and development to produce better pharmaceutical and vaccine products for the existing diseases.
The animal healthcare market is categorized under three broad segments, namely feed additives, pharmaceuticals and vaccines. Feed additives can be categorized as nutritional feed additives and medicinal feed additives. Nutritional feed additives comprise amino acids, minerals and vitamins and are used for production animals for their optimal growth. Medicinal feed additives comprise hormones, enzymes, immune-modulators, probiotics and prebiotics and feed acidifiers which target specific diseases in production and companion animals. Pharmaceutical products mainly include endoparasiticides, ectoparasiticides, endectocides, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and medicines for reproductive problems. Vaccines make animals disease-immune for a particular disease.
In biological terms, vaccination against a particular pathogen aims to mimic the development of naturally acquired immunity by inoculation of non-pathogenic but immunogenic components of that pathogen.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1: Preface
Chapter 2: Executive Summary
Chapter 3: Animal Healthcare Market - Industry Overview
Chapter 4: Global Animal Healthcare Market: By Product Segment
Chapter 5: Global Animal Healthcare Market: By Animal Type
Chapter 6: Global Animal Healthcare Market: By Region
Chapter 7: Competitive Landscape
Chapter 8: Company Profiles
- Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
- Ceva Santé Animale
- Elanco Products Company
- Virbac SA
- Vétoquinol SA
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