Virbac

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Virbac
Type S.A. (corporation)
Traded as EuronextVIRP
Industry Animal Health Care
Founded 1968
Founders Veterinary physician Pierre-Richard Dick
Headquarters Carros, France
Number of locations 30 sales subsidiaries outside France
Area served More than 100 countries
Products Antibiotics, vaccines, dermatology, antiparasitics, dental hygiene...
Revenue Increase 736 M (2013)
Employees 4,350 (2013)
Website www.virbac.com

Founded in 1968 by a French veterinarian, Virbac is exclusively dedicated to animal health. Present in more than 100 countries, the company offers a range of products and services intended for veterinarians, farmers and animal owners. The Group is present in all continents via 30 subsidiaries outside France and more than 4,350 employees.

Products[edit]

Dogs

  • Canigen: vaccine against canine distemper, parvovirus and canine parinfluenza
  • Cyclio: flea paraciticide
  • Fortiflex: nutritional complement used for mobility disabilities
  • Vitaminthe: canine wormer
  • CaniLeish: vaccine against Leishmania

Cats

  • Feligen: vaccine against feline coryza, typhus and rabies
  • Leucogen: first antiretrovirus vaccine to be produced by genetic engineering; this is the flagship product of Virbac’s biological range.

Equine

  • Equimax: Equimax gel or Equimax Tabs is the first broad-spectrum wormer effective in the treatment of major internal equine parasites in a single dose. Born from an original combination of two molecules, it allows better control of equine parasites.

Food producing-animals

  • Virbamec pour-on : parasiticide for cattle.
  • Suramox Premix/Stabox: first stabilized antibiotic against respiratory diseases in pigs.

Others

  • BackHome: electronica identification chip
  • Preventic: tick collar
  • Rilexine: antibiotic used in skin diseases
  • Virbagen Omega: first veterinary interferon. Interferons used in human medicine to fight viral infections, cancers and immunological deficiencies were lacking specificity and were therefore useless in veterinarian applications. Virbagen Omega is an interferon which heals major viral infections such as canine parvovirus or feline retroviruses.

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