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Veterinary Diagnostics Markets

Diagnostic tests are an essential tool for confirming the health status of animals. The global impact of diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, foot and mouth disease, and highly pathogenic avian influenza has revealed that diagnostic tests play a key role not only in facilitating safe trade but also in many other areas such as the early detection of new diseases and the control of exotic or enzootic animal diseases.

The market emerged from nascence in the early 2000s and has progressed steadily. It is expected to continue its growth momentum in the near and long term. The veterinary diagnostics market can be divided into two segments, both of which are covered in this report:

  • Companion Animal (Pet) Health
  • Food Animal Health
The report breaks out veterinary diagnostics revenues into regions, including: US, Europe, ROW and Asia. It also includes discussion of major testing products in the food animal and pet animal market, key drivers, trends, and provides revenue history dating back to 2006, as well as current revenues and forecasts to 2014. Additonally, the report profiles the following major companies in the market:
  • Heska
  • Bio-Rad
  • IDEEX
  • Prionics
As with all Kalorama Information market research reports, this report is a mix of secondary research of company reports, trade publications, medical literature and government reports, combined with primary research (interviews of executives and market experts).


Diagnostic tests are an essential tool for confirming the health status of animals. The global impact of diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, foot and mouth disease, and highly pathogenic avian influenza has revealed that diagnostic tests play a key role not only in facilitating safe trade but also in many other areas such as the early detection of new diseases and the control of exotic or enzootic animal diseases.

MARKET STRUCTURE AND GROWTH The market for veterinary diagnostic products stood at [see report for market numbers] in 2008. The market emerged from nascence in the early 2000s and has progressed steadily. It is expected to continue its growth momentum in the near and long term. The veterinary diagnostics market can be divided into two segments:

  • a) Companion-animal health.
  • b) Food animal health.
The competitive landscape is composed of numerous large and small companies that vary widely in terms of their product offerings and technology platforms. Traditionally, large companies avoided the animal diagnostic market, but recently companies like Abbott are making forays into the market. The companies are focused on the diagnosis of disease in animals and the identification of food-borne pathogens in the meat processing supply chain. New testing technologies are being developed that feature less turnaround time and are expected to put enhanced pressure on the key players in the market to improve productivity. In addition, the reimbursement structure is expected to improve and tempt new players into entering the market. There is a potential for more big players to enter into this market as reimbursement becomes less of an issue, and as new diagnostic tests become more rapid. In this report the following companies are featured:
  • Heska
  • Bio-Rad
  • IDEXX
  • Prionics

  • Executive Summary
    • BACKGROUND
    • MARKET STRUCTURE AND GROWTH
      • MARKET SEGMENTS
    • COMPETITION
    • MARKET GROWTH DRIVERS
  • Veterinary Health Diagnostic Products Market
    • BACKGROUND
    • VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCTS
    • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS: TECHNOLOGIES
      • Immunodiagnostic and Nucleic acid testing technologies
    • MARKET STRUCTURE AND GROWTH
      • Table Veterinary Diagnostics Market, 2006-2014 ($ Billions)
    • MARKET SEGMENTS
      • Table Worldwide Veterinary Health Diagnostic Products Market, 2006-2014 ($ Billions)
      • Companion Animal Diagnostic Products Market
      • Food Animal Diagnostic Products Market
    • MARKET GROWTH DRIVERS
    • COMPETITION
    • MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE
    • FUTURE PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
    • IMPORTANCE OF VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCTS
      • Impact on Food Industry
      • Improved Productivity via Genetic Testing
      • Food Safety
      • Impact on Health Economics
    • RECENT RECALLS IN THE INDUSTRY
    • VETERINARY DIAGNOSTICS: REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
      • OIE -- The World Organization for Animal Health
  • Company Profiles
    • HESKA CORPORATION
      • Background
      • Products
      • Revenues
    • IDEXX LABORATORIES INC.
      • Background
      • Products
      • Revenues
    • PRIONICS
      • Background
      • Products
      • Revenues
    • BIO-RAD LABORATORIES INC.
      • Background
      • Products
      • Revenues

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