1. Zoetis - Top 10 animal health companies

Zoetis ($ZTS)
2013 Revenue: $4.56 billion
HQ: Florham Park, NJ

Zoetis started out life as an independent animal health company as the largest player in the mix with a market share of about 20%. It was spun off from Pfizer ($PFE) in early 2013 as part of Pfizer CEO Ian Read's slim-down moves. Because it was not independent in 2012, financial comparisons are a bit tricky, but it reported operational revenue growth of 7% and adjusted net income growth of 32%, outpacing the market. Zoetis generated 42% of its revenue in the U.S. and 24% in Europe. Its two largest categories are cattle and companion animals, which generated 36% each. Anti-infectives at 29% and vaccines at 26% together made up just over half of all of its sales. The company launched a number of new products last year, including getting FDA approval for Apoquel, a nonsteroidal treatment for itching in dogs. CEO Juan Ramón Alaix said the treatment is expected to grow fast and could contribute 1% of the company's revenues this year. -- Eric Palmer (email | Twitter)

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