STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This BCC Research report, Animal Therapeutics and Diagnostics, provides an overview of products included in this market, and detailed market analyses and competitive environments. The study includes information about significant products, players, issues and trends, and other information affecting the animal therapeutic and diagnostic market.
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
The animal health industry is responsible for maintaining the health and productivity of the over 3.3 billion livestock and 16 billion poultry worldwide, and ensuring the wholesomeness and abundance of the food they produce. In addition, the industry must also cater to the health and well being of companion animals. Despite this, the human healthcare market is 35 times larger than the combined market for all nonhuman species. The reality is that the global animal health market is very complex, operating under stringent and increasingly strict regulations similar to those for human health, yet the market opportunities are considerably smaller. In an increasingly risky environment for new product development, the difference between success and failure in the future usually lies in successfully identifying the next growth segment, developing the right product candidates, and being the first to market. Despite all these risks, the industry continues to grow.
In contrast to human blockbuster-oriented pharmaceuticals, animal health is dominated by large numbers of products with small revenues. Although there are hundreds of products involved in this market, only about 20 products have sales exceeding $100 million per year. However, the industry continues to forge on. The fastest growing therapeutic categories are in the area of companion animals, specifically in the arthritis and pain segments of the market.
A challenging aspect of the market is within the animal food industry as consumers continue to express concern about the conditions under which their daily food is produced. Consumers are becoming more health conscious and demanding healthy and balanced diets. By implementing a feeding plan that provides vitamins and supplements, consumers enjoy additional nutritional benefits. Additionally, healthy feeding results in minimized impact on the environment as animals produce minimal amounts of manure.
The information within this report is directed at the business and industry professional and is specifically designed to aid in the explanation, direction, and future of animal health markets. The report focuses on providing the reader with an understanding of trends in the industry, market segments, market forecasts, leading players, market drivers and inhibitors.
SCOPE OF REPORT
This BCC Research report is designed to be a helpful business tool that will provide a thorough evaluation of the animal therapeutic and diagnostic market. The geographical scope of this study is worldwide, with special interest in U.S. trends and statistics. The report identifies markets in four segments: vaccines, pharmaceuticals, feed additives, and diagnostics. For the purpose of this study, diagnostics includes products that are used at the point of care and are considered rapid tests or kits. Each market segment provides detailed information based on product categories, use of products, forecasts, and competitive analyses.
The information for this BCC report was obtained through primary and secondary data-collection methods. Primary methods included interviews with approximately 50 key executives, product managers, and clinical specialists involved in the animal health industry. Secondary methods included published literature in the area of animal science and veterinary services, investment reports, company literature, and various animal health journals.
All market data pertains to the global market at the manufacturers’ level. Data is expressed in current U.S. dollars. The base year of the report is 2007, with historical data provided for 2006, and forecast data provided for 2008 and 2013. Historical, base year and forecast data is provided for each market segment of the report. Competitor market share estimates are provided for each market segment for the 2007 base year.
Although this study provides information on a variety of products used to treat animals, it does not include a comprehensive list of all products available.
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