Avian flu now reported in 6 states; Oculus partners with SLA to launch skin products; Virbac charts double-digit growth from Sentinel acquisition;

> The avian flu has been confirmed at an Iowa turkey farm and a Wisconsin chicken farm, bringing the number of states affected to 6. Article

> Oculus Innovative Sciences ($OCLS) partnered with SLA Brands to launch its MicrocynAH line of wound-care products for farm animals. Release

> Virbac announced that its first-quarter sales grew 17% year-over-year, driven by its acquisition of the Sentinel products from Novartis ($NVS). Release

> The FDA alerted pet owners and veterinarians that there is a high risk of illness and death in animals exposed to flurbiprofen, a topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used by people. Release

> Vétoquinol announced that sales grew 11% in the first quarter, including currency gains, due largely to 36% growth in the Americas. Release

> The USDA is launching its third national equine study, designed to provide veterinarians and the horse industry with information about current health issues. Article

> Trading in shares of China Animal Healthcare was suspended on the Hong Kong exchange due to the company's delay in reporting its 2014 earnings. Release