Sanofi's Merial acquires manufacturing plant from Merck; Animal health market predicted to grow 7.1% a year;

> Sanofi's ($SNY) Merial animal health unit is acquiring a Puerto Rico-based manufacturing plant from Merck ($MRK), which will allow it to expand its capabilities in making chewable products. Article

> Persistence Market Research has released a report predicting that the global animal healthcare market will grow 7.1% a year and be worth $42 billion by 2019. Release

> Lakeland Animal Nutrition issued a voluntary recall of horse feed distributed in Florida after the discovery that it may contain monensin and lasalocid, which can cause injury or death. Release

> New research from Queen Mary University of London suggests that newly uncovered insights about how goats express emotions could lead to improvements in animal welfare on farms. Release