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October 28, 2015

Updated Report Reveals Stark Realities of Feeding 9.7 Billion People by 2050

Today Elanco Animal Health released an updated report  in support of its groundbreaking food security movement, “ENOUGH: Building a Food-Secure Tomorrow”. The report and its new, interactive website can be found at  The ENOUGH report is anchored in true sustainability and focuses on four key pillars: Innovation, Choice, Access, and Nutrition. Each pillar offers a modern approach to tackling the global issue of food insecurity.

August 06, 2015

Elanco Animal Health Launches Osurnia

Today Elanco Animal Health announced the launch of OSURNIA, a treatment for canine otitis externa. An estimated one in 5 dogs will experience the discomfort of otitis externa – an inflammation of the ear canal that is often accompanied by ear pain, itchy ears, a strong odor and muffled hearing. Otitis externa is the second most common canine veterinary diagnosis in the U.S. and owner compliance is the biggest issue veterinarians face when treating these affected dogs.

May 18, 2015

Consumer Purchases Drive Donations of HATCH™ Eggs in Indiana

In the first four weeks since HATCH™ — a new way consumers, food stores and farmers can work together to provide eggs to undernourished people — was announced, 5,250 families in Central Indiana have received a dozen eggs through this unique program. This means more than 63,000 eggs have helped people of all ages fight undernourishment through the power of egg protein. The pilot program continues through June 20, with HATCH providing one egg to a local food bank for each dozen Kroger-brand medium eggs purchased.

April 13, 2015

HATCH launched to help fight hunger in local communities

Today, Elanco, The Kroger Co.’s Central Division (NYSE: KR), Rose Acre Farms, Gleaners Food Bank and Midwest Food Bank introduced a way consumers, food stores and farmers can easily work together to provide eggs to undernourished people of all ages. Called HATCHTM, this innovative community partnership was celebrated by community leaders, government officials, association representatives and food shoppers during a special event at a Kroger store in Indianapolis. The first HATCH pilot project, which involves 66 Central Indiana Kroger stores, will provide one egg to a local food bank for each dozen Kroger-brand medium eggs purchased through June 20.

April 09, 2015

SWG Survey reveals sixty eight percent of European families cannot afford enough protein due to economic crisis.

A new survey commissioned by Elanco’s ENOUGH Movement and conducted by SWG on 2,000 people across Italy, Germany, France and UK, shows that – based on their own general perception on food habits and behaviours as well as of their countrymen – about 50% of the interviewees say they cannot follow a sufficiently varied nutritional diet. In particular, fish, beef and pork are among foods often absent from people’s diet.

February 04, 2015

Steering Beef in the Right Direction

With continued improvement for farming practices, such as better year-round nutrition and improved breeding and genetic selection, fewer than 1.7 billion cattle and water buffalo will be needed to provide adequate global beef supplies. This is nearly the same size as today’s global herd of cattle and water buffalo, which is approximately 1.68 billion. More importantly, the beef industry can freeze its environmental footprint to 2010 levels.

January 23, 2015

Elanco, Tyson Foods and GNP Company team up to fight hunger

Elanco announced results of its #Feedthe9 community outreach to help fight hunger. In support of its vision for a food-secure world, Elanco’s poultry business unit donated a total of $18,000 to three customers’ community partners, and worked with 400 employees at GNP CompanyTM and Tyson Foods locations in three states to provide more than 10 tons of food and package over 14,000 meals.

January 01, 2015

Elanco closes on Novartis Animal Health deal

Elanco announced that it has completed the acquisition of Novartis Animal Health, which will further position Lilly’s Elanco as a global leader in the animal health industry.

April 22, 2014

Elanco acquires Novartis Animal Health

Elanco announces an agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health, creating a global leader in animal health innovation and customer value. The $5.4 billion deal creates world’s second-largest animal health company.

February 24, 2014

Elanco acquires Lohmann SE

Elanco announces an agreement to acquire Lohmann Animal Health, a privately-held company headquartered in Cuxhaven, Germany. The acquisition will establish Elanco as a global poultry leader, extending our presence into layers and expanding our growing vaccine presence.

February 13, 2014

'Enough is Enough' When It Comes to the Food Security Debate

  • Innovation, Choice and Trade - the Three Pillars for Ensuring a Food Secure World before 2050

  • The report, written by Elanco President Jeff Simmons, advocates for farmer access to innovative tools in order to feed a growing global population and save natural resources.

  • Elanco conducted the second edition (2013) of the International Consumer Attitudes Study to determine the key issues for consumers when buying food. Based on two key criteria – 1) unaided questions and 2) consumer spending data, the research includes 34 studies from 26 countries accounting for more than 100,000 consumers.  

  • For more information, visit  Join @JeffSimmons2050 and @Elanco for more discussion on Twitter with #FeedThe9.  The website calls for advocates to join The Enough Movement and provides resources for campaigners to help make their voices heard in the fight for a food secure tomorrow.



August 24, 2012

Elanco Announces Comfortis® (spinosad) for Cats and Small Dogs

Comfortis® (spinosad), the month-long flavored tablet that has been protecting dogs from fleas since 2007 has now been approved for use in cats and smaller dogs. As a result of the recent FDA approval, Comfortis can now be used in cats and kittens greater than 2 lbs and 14 weeks and older. In addition, our new 90 mg tablet will allow veterinarians to prescribe Comfortis for smaller dogs 3.3-4.9 lbs and 14 weeks and older.

Important safety information

For cats: The most common adverse reaction recorded in clinical trials was vomiting. Other adverse reactions were: lethargy, decreased appetite, weight loss, and diarrhea. Use with caution with concomitant extra-label use of ivermectin.

The safe use of Comfortis in breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats has not been evaluated.

For dogs: The most common adverse reaction reported is vomiting. Other adverse reactions reported in decreasing order of frequency are: depression/lethargy, decreased appetite, incoordination, diarrhea, itching, trembling, excessive salivation and seizures.

Following concomitant extra-label use of ivermectin with Comfortis, some dogs have experienced the following clinical signs: trembling/twitching, salivation/ drooling, seizures, incoordination, excessive dilation of pupils, blindness and disorientation. Post-approval experience continues to support the safety of Comfortis when used concurrently with heartworm preventatives according to label directions.

Use with caution in breeding females and dogs with pre-existing epilepsy. The safe use of Comfortis in breeding males has not been evaluated.

View full product label for complete safety information.

May 18, 2012

Food productivity falling behind population growth

During a panel discussion with senior global leaders at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Symposium “Advancing Food and Nutrition Security at the G8 Summit” in Washington, Jeff Simmons urged leaders to take action now to address the challenge of developing more efficient food production systems and pressed for policy alternatives that provide long-term, sustainable solutions to hunger, food inflation and food availability.

February 16, 2012

Hygromix® returns to help poultry producers fight intestinal worms

Hygromix, an in-feed medication for control of parasite infections in chickens, will once again be available in the United States starting mid-April. Hygromix is the only FDA-approved poultry product that controls all three nematodes; capillary worms (Capillaria obsignata), cecal worms (Heterakis gallinae) and large roundworms (Ascaris galli), and is recommended for pullets and breeders.

  • For use as an aid in the control of parasite infections in chicken flocks associated with Ascaris galli, Heterakis gallinae and Capillaria obsignata.
  • Mix 1.0–1.5 lbs. Hygromix 8 per ton of Type C medicated feed for 8–12 g of hygromycin B per ton.
  • Feeds containing Hygromix must be withdrawn 3 days prior to slaughter.

The label contains complete use information, including cautions and warnings. Always read, understand and follow the label and use directions.

January 24, 2012

Elanco Acquires ChemGen, leading enzyme company

Elanco announces an agreement to acquire ChemGen, a privately-held enzyme company with 25 years of experience in the market place, continuing Elanco’s commitment to provide customers with leading animal productivity solutions. Enzymes have become increasingly important in helping the animal better achieve its natural potential, while getting the most out of the natural resources used in production.

June 02, 2011

Elanco announces commitment to fight world hunger

As global food insecurity reaches all-time highs, Elanco seeks to be an example of how one company can impact this growing crisis. Today, the company announced its commitment to end hunger for 100,000 families globally through a partnership with Heifer International®.

April 21, 2011

Lilly project boosts Healthy Rivers Initiative

Indiana’s record-setting conservation program took another step forward today with the introduction of a unique project that will showcase the compatibility of conservation and farming, and protect more than 300 acres at Lilly's Elanco manufacturing facility in Clinton.

March 14, 2011

Lilly makes irrevocable offer to acquire Janssen Animal Health

Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company, today announced that Lilly has made an irrevocable, unconditional offer to acquire the animal health business of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, a Johnson & Johnson Company. The two companies have notified the appropriate European works councils of their intentions.

January 17, 2011

Elanco launches broad-spectrum parasiticides for dogs

Elanco Companion Animal Health has launched Trifexis®, (spinosad + milbemycin oxime), a broad spectrum parasiticide that kills fleas and is indicated for the prevention and treatment of flea infestations, the prevention of heartworm disease, and the treatment and control of adult hookworm, roundworm and whipworm infections in dogs and puppies 8 weeks and older.

January 04, 2011

Elanco launches first flea control product for cats

Elanco Companion Animal Health has brought to market another veterinary product innovation with the launch of Assurity, a topical flea treatment developed just for cats. Assurity kills 98 percent to 100 percent of fleas within 12 hours, killing the fleas before they can lay eggs. It is 100 percent effective for a full month.

December 17, 2010

Elanco launches milk test strip in United States

Elanco announces the addition of Keto-Test® to its current portfolio of productivity products for dairy producers. Keto-Test is a color-changing test strip that indicates the presence of ketones in the milk of dairy cows. Though commercially available in other countries, this is the first U.S. introduction of the product.

March 08, 2010

Lilly to acquire European rights to Pfizer Animal Health assets

Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company, has announced that Lilly has signed an agreement to acquire the European rights to a portfolio of certain Pfizer Animal Health products. The products, including vaccines, parasiticides and feed additives, are used in both the production animal and companion animal markets.