Focus on Innovation

Animal Health

Animal Health improves the health and well-being of companion and farm animals through innovations. We focus our research and development activities on antiparasitics, antibiotics, medicines to treat noninfectious disorders and nonantibiotic alternatives for infectious diseases.

Animal Health pursues the One Health concept. We offer animal health products that reduce the risk of transmission of disease pathogens to humans, such as endoparasiticides for cats and dogs or ectoparasiticides to protect especially against fleas and ticks. Through our initiative focusing on companion vector-borne diseases (CVBD™) and with the leading global scientists who participate in this initiative, we are setting trends in basic research and the fight against vector-borne diseases. In our central research activities, we cooperate closely with the research departments at Pharmaceuticals and Crop Science.

New products and registrations

In 2018, we received more than 100 new product approvals worldwide through product innovations, approval extensions and the geographic expansion of our existing product portfolio. New product launches included Advantix XXL™, a new application size from our Advantage™ range of products for the treatment of very large dogs with just one single dose, and Viper™, a novel louse control product with increased efficacy for sheep which was registered in Australia.


Animal Health also reinforces its business by continually identifying further product development candidates through new and existing collaborations. In 2018, for example, global license agreements were concluded with Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (MCAG) and NeuroCycle Therapeutics to strengthen the portfolio. We work closely with our partners in areas such as the development of innovative technologies, application innovations and lead structure optimizations.

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