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Florida’s Growing Foothold in Animal Health

Florida's Growing Foothold in Animal Health
Florida has a large and growing presence in the booming market for animal health products and services. And it’s well positioned to take on an even bigger role in this exciting industry. Florida, after all, has a long history in agriculture and an expanding selection of veterinary clinics serving pet owners statewide. Add to that the University of Florida’s reputation as a highly regarded source of both veterinary training and research, and it’s no surprise that the state has become a prime destination for animal health product developers and service providers.

The global animal health market is worth around $23.9 billion per year and has been growing at an annual rate of 4%. Almost half of that value is in the Americas, with just under a third in Europe (see Figure 1). About 62% of those dollars are spent on pharmaceuticals, 26% on biotechnology products and 12% on medicinal food additives. Three-fifths of the global animal health spend is on food animals, but as the popularity of pet ownership increases around the world, the companion animal health sector is projected to grow significantly.

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Fox 13 – Dog cancer treatment featured with Moonshot Summit

It’s a health initiative so big, it’s being compared to the project that landed us on the moon – but this time, the goal is to defeat cancer. After losing his son to brain cancer, Vice President Joe Biden is vowed a nationwide effort to fight the deadly disease, and on June 29 he held a summit at Howard University in Washington DC as a kick-off to the Moonshot initiative. IFx-VET’s work on canine cancer and feline cancer treatment was featured.

News 8 – Moonshot Summit coverage and IFx-VET Cancer Research for dogs and cats

It’s being called the cancer “moonshot.” During his State of the Union address in January, President Barack Obama announced an effort to speed up cancer research. On June 29 Vice President Joe Biden held a “cancer Moonshot summit” to bring researchers across the country together to talk about their efforts. At Morphogenesis researchers are already working on creative approaches to speed up new treatments to fight the disease for dogs, cats, and horses.