News – Equine Summer 2017


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Bimeda: Altresyn® (altrenogest) rebranded OvaMedTM following product acquisition from Ceva Animal Health

Bimeda Inc. announced the renaming of its altrenogest product for horses. The product, formerly marketed as Altresyn® was recently acquired from Ceva Animal Health as part of Bimeda’s strategic expansion into the equine segment. “The trade name OvaMedTM more closely aligns with Bimeda’s brand identity and is a key step in the integration of the recently-acquired equine products within our portfolio and global brand,” said Emmanuelle Lemaire-Galliot, Marketing Manager for Bimeda North America. OvaMedTM is currently shipping to Bimeda’s distributors to fulfill veterinary orders. For more information, visit and

Jaguar Animal Health and Napo Pharmaceuticals enter merger agreement

Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a human health company developing and commercializing novel gastrointestinal prescription products from plants used traditionally in rainforest areas, and Jaguar Animal Health, Inc., an animal health company focused on developing and commercializing first-in-class gastrointestinal products for companion and production animals, foals, and high-value horses, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement by unanimous approval by the boards of directors of both companies.

KC Animal Health Investment Forum applications now open

Applications are now open for the 2017 KC Animal Health Investment Forum. The KC Animal Health Investment Forum provides a unique opportunity for venture capital funds, investment firms, and animal health companies to hear from emerging companies with the newest technology. The KC Animal Health Investment Forum offers one of the only opportunities in the world for early-stage companies in the animal health sector to present their vision and business plan to potential investors. Companies presenting at the Forum have raised over $183 million. Several have also received licensing agreements or distribution contracts. Please contact Kimberly Young with any questions. For more information, visit:

Zoetis, AAEP announce scholarship recipients

Four soon-to-be veterinary graduates committed to careers in equine medicine have been selected to receive $4,000 scholarships from Zoetis and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation, according to a release. The awards will be presented during the Nov. 19 scholarship ceremonies, held in conjunction with the AAEP’s 2017 Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The Zoetis/ AAEP Foundation scholarship program, now in its fifth year, rewards graduating veterinary students with a dedication to equine medicine for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and AAEP student chapter, and their long-term goals. Since 2013, 26 graduates have received more than $115,000 in scholarships and support from Zoetis. The 2017 scholarship recipients include:

• Sarah Colmer, University of Pennsylvania;
• Benjamin Davids, University of Florida;
• Molly Viner, University of California, Davis; and
• Katie Weber, University of Wisconsin.

More information about AAEP Foundation scholarship programs is available at