Topic: animal health

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BI aims to boost chronic disease portfolio post-Sanofi asset swap

On New Year’s Day, Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim closed a $12.5 billion asset swap that had been in the works for a year, giving the closely held Germany-based BI a suite of drugs to treat farm and companion animals. Here's what's next for the company, which had suffered some setbacks on the human side of the business prior to the deal.

UN names animal health as top priority for sustainable agriculture

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development lays out a host of priorities including “food security and nutrition,” an ambitious plan to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. Now, the organization is defining the role of the world’s livestock caretakers in meeting that goal--naming animal health as a key part of its strategy.