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Research and Markets' Animal Biotechnology Report

August 13, 2014

Research and Markets released the Animal Biotechnology Report for 2014. The report describes and evaluates animal biotechnology and its application in veterinary medicine and pharmaceuticals and also in food production. The report also contains profiles of over 100 companies involved in animal biotechnology, and research activities of 11 veterinary and livestock research institutes.

According to the report, biotechnology has potential applications in management of several animal diseases such as food-and-mouth diseases, classical swine fever, avian flu, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy. The most vital biotech products are vaccines, specifically genetically engineered or DNA vaccines. Gene therapy in animals in also progressing rapidly because clinical trials for humans were developed in animals and many of these human diseases are similar in cats and dogs. Veterinary medicine is now using RNA interference technology.

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