Sanofi reorg maintains Merial as one of 5 units; Zoetis preserves supplies of veterinary fluids; H.J. Baker expands into KC animal health corridor;

> Sanofi ($SNY) announced a major reorganization into 5 business units, one of which will be Merial, its animal health unit. Article

> Zoetis ($ZTS) extended supply agreements that will allow it to continue to provide fluids for veterinary procedures. Release

> H.J. Baker of Westport, CT, announced it will build a new multimillion-dollar facility in Emporia, KS, as it expands its animal health and nutrition business. Article

> Aptimmune Biologics of Champaign, IL, which is developing antivirals for pigs, has raised nearly half of a planned $2.75 million funding round. Filing

> Erik Martinez, a veteran of Virbac, Eli Lilly's ($LLY) Elanco and Boehringer Ingelheim, has launched Facta Consulting, offering advisory services to the animal health industry. Release (PDF)

> Rapamycin Holdings has filed an investigational new animal drug application to the FDA for eRapa-NP2g, a compound it is testing for the treatment of feline chronic gingivostomatitis. Release

> Carnivore Meat Company is recalling two batches of its raw Vital Essentials pet foods because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Release