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The World Market for Veterinary Diagnostics


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Veterinary diagnostics have incorporated technologies and methods gained from human diagnostics and mainstream healthcare to develop a now full-fledged sister market that remains open to further innovation.  Major diagnostic methods in mainstream healthcare – immunodiagnostics, molecular testing (including nucleic acid testing), hematology and clinical chemistry – now have standard applications in the veterinary care of companion (pets) and food animals (livestock and production animals).

This report, The World Market for Veterinary Diagnostics, looks at these trends and details:

  • Markets for Consumer Animal Diagnostics (includes Companion Animal Diagnostics Market Share by Product Category – Analyzers (Clinical, Hematology, Electrolyte), Immunoassay, Molecular)
  • Markets for Food Animal Diagnostics (includes Immunodiagnostics, Molecular Diagnostics, and Analyzers )
  • Trends in Pet Ownership and Spending
  • Trends in Animal Testing
  • Market Share of Competitors
  • Market for Testing by Disease (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy, BVD, Ruminant Brucellosis, Avian Influenza, Classical Swine Fever, Pseudorabies / Aujeszky's, Other Diseases)
  • Important Conclusions About the Market
  • Regional Breakouts of Food and Companion Markets (US, EU, ROW)

Common diagnostics products for companion animals include analyzer instruments used at clinics, immunodiagnostic assays based on lateral flow design, and more sophisticated laboratory immunoassays completed on plates with microwells and slides. Molecular diagnostics represents a growing, though minor segment of the market with the laboratory utilization of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and microarray tests. Market development for companion animal diagnostics has depended heavily upon the purchasing and usage of in-clinic analyzers or diagnostic instruments used at veterinary practices. While outside veterinary reference laboratories continue to play a major role in companion animal diagnostics, in-clinic diagnostics is the key feature of the contemporary market.

Food animal diagnostics assist livestock and production animal preventive care and complement other measures such as vaccination and selective breeding. Immunodiagnostic and molecular diagnostic products are used to monitor, manage and eradicate infectious diseases found in prevalent, highly dense food animal populations. The food animal diagnostics market is closely aligned with governmental efforts to protect domestic industries and human populaces from the ravages of outbreaks that include not only heavy economic losses and hunger, but also the transmission of disease into human populations. 

Companies Profiled include:

  • Abaxis Corporation
  • Heska Corporation
  • IDEXX Laboratories Inc.
  • Life Technologies Corporation
  • Pfizer Animal Health
  • Prionics AG
  • Other Market Participants


  • Executive Summary
    • INTRODUCTION TO COMPANION AND FOOD ANIMAL DIAGNOSTICS
    • VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIES AND PRODUCTS
    • MAJOR VETERINARY DISEASES
    • MARKET PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT
    • MARKET FACTORS
      • Table Level of Pet Owner Agreement with Statement: "I am spending less on pet products because of the economy," February 2010 vs. May/June 2011 (%)
    • MAJOR FINDINGS
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Products
    • BACKGROUND
    • DIAGNOSTIC METHODS
      • Immunodiagnostics
      • ELISA/cELISA
      • Lateral Flow Tests
      • IFA/IFAT
      • Complement Fixation
      • Agglutination
      • Tuberculosis Testing
      • Western Blot
      • Molecular Tests
      • PCR/qPCR
      • Microarrays/Biochips
      • Blots
      • Clinical Chemistry
      • Hematology
    • MAJOR VETERINARY DISEASES
    • LEADING LICENSED TESTS
      • Table Common Parasite Immunoassay Tests - Disease/Test Type/Manufacturer Company Location
      • Table Common Companion Animal Bacterial and Viral Immunoassay Tests - Disease/Test Type/Manufacturer Company Location Area Details
      • Table Common Food Animal Bacterial, Viral and Prionic Immunoassay Tests - Disease/Test Type/ManufacturerCompany Location Area Details
      • Table Other Non-Infectious Disease and Health Condition Tests - Disease/Test Type/Manufacturer Company Location Area Details
      • Table Veterinary Molecular Diagnostic Test Kits - Disease/Test Type/Manufacturer
    • CONCLUSION
  • Companion Animal Diagnostics Market
    • BACKGROUND
    • MARKET SIZE, GROWTH AND SEGMENTATION
      • Regional Markets
    • MARKET FACTORS
      • Veterinary Visits and Laboratory Requisitions
      • Consumer Care of Companion Animals
        • Table Level of Pet Owner Agreement with Statement: "I am spending less on pet products because of the economy," February 2010 vs. May/June 2011 (%)
        • Table $70k+ Household Share of U.S. Pet Market Expenditures: By Category (1999-2010)
      • Long-Term Trends in Companion Animal Healthcare
    • END USERMARKETS
    • REGULATION
    • CONCLUSIONS
  • Food Animal Diagnostics Market
    • BACKGROUND
    • MARKET SIZE, GROWTH AND SEGMENTATION
      • Segments
      • Regional Markets
    • MARKET FACTORS
      • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) Testing Worldwide
        • Table Global TSE Diagnostic Testing Volume by Country/Region (United States, Canada, Japan, Europe) and Type (BSE, Scrapie, CWD) (2006-2012)
      • Food Animal Diagnostics in an Age of Globalization
    • END USERMARKETS
    • REGULATION
    • CONCLUSIONS
  • Industry and Competition
    • BACKGROUND
    • COMPETITIVE MARKET SHARES
    • NEW ENTRANTS
      • Pharmaceuticals
        • Table Mergers & Significant Acquisitions - Veterinary Diagnostics/Animal Health & Pharmaceuticals
      • Medical Diagnostics
        • Table Mergers & Significant Acquisitions - Veterinary Diagnostics & Medical Diagnostics
      • Biotechnology
        • Table Mergers & Significant Acquisitions - Veterinary Diagnostics & Biotechnology
    • CONCLUSION
  • Company Profiles
    • Background
    • Products
      • Table Abaxis Product List (Veterinary Diagnostics and Other)
    • Revenues
    • HESKA CORPORATION
      • Background
      • Products
        • Table Heska Product List (Veterinary Diagnostics and Other)
      • Revenues
    • IDEXX LABORATORIES INC.
      • Background
        • Table IDEXX Acquisitions (2003-2012)
      • Products
        • Table IDEXX Product List (Veterinary Diagnostics and Other)
      • Revenues
    • LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
      • Background
      • Products
        • Table Applied Biosystems Product List (Veterinary Diagnostics/Animal Health)
      • Revenues
    • PFIZER ANIMAL HEALTH
      • Background
      • Products
        • Table Synbiotics Product List (Veterinary Diagnostics and Other)
      • Revenues
    • PRIONICS AG
      • Background
      • Products
        • Table Prionics Product List (Veterinary Diagnostics and Other)
      • Revenues
    • OTHERMARKET PARTICIPANTS
      • Table Other Veterinary Diagnostics Suppliers

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