Animal Medicines Market: Global Share, Size, Growth, Trends & Outlook ( 2022 – 2032 )

Animal Medicines or Veterinary Medicines are medicines which deal with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, disorder, infections, ailment, or injury in animals. These medicines are used for treating both wild and domestic animals.

These include vaccines, veterinary medicines, such as antimicrobial agents, and diagnostic kits to cure the animals from pathogen and are administered in animals via different routes such as oral route, parenteral route, and topical route. With that, the medication is also available for animal health care, surgery, and preventive services.

Some medical conditions treated using veterinary medicine including pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, hookworm, whipworm, infections, and others.

Veterinary medicines also have a positive impact on human lives by making sure animal products are safe and do not cause any danger because of their consumption.

The global animal medicine market is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR over the years to come.


The growth of this market is attributed towards major pertaining factors including; the increasing worldwide awareness regarding animal health, the surge in prevalence of various medical conditions in animals, the growing  government initiatives and policies to immunize the animals, the increasing number of pet adoptions resulting in the growing need for better treatment options for companion animals, the rising veterinary expenditure, the increasing number of veterinary professionals, the increasing cases of zoonotic and chronic diseases and the increasing global livestock population etc.

Additionally, animal medicines manufacturers have started increasingly producing combination medicated feed additives to improve efficiencies of the end products. Medicated feed additives which include vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, pharmaceuticals, minerals, growth hormones and fungus are added to animal foods and in general help maintain animal health and promote growth and feed efficiency. This practice is driving tremendous growth in the global animal medicine market comprehensively.

Moreover, several pet insurance policies are said to exist which cover a certain part of the body damage or entire body damage for expensive animal drugs and procedures. The increasing penetration of these pet insurance coupled with the increasing consumer awareness and rising disposable income of companion animal owners is expected to fuel growth in the overall animal medicine market.

Furthermore, the rising technological advances and scientific innovations in animal market such as anti-neoplastic veterinary drugs and genomic tests, new product launches, strategic collaborations, acquisitions, and mergers, the globally rising meat production and consumption, the robust R&D investment in this sector, new technology with better therapeutic application and raised quality standards and the surging demand for insurance of exotic breeds of dogs and cats will further add to the growth of this market.

However, factors such as rising threat of antibiotic resistance among animals, the high cost associated with animal medicines, lack of veterinary infrastructure facilities in underdeveloped nations and stringent regulations associated with medicate feed additives and consolidation of customers and distributors resulting in the decline of veterinary medicines prices and reductions in free trade impede the growth of this market.


By Animal Type:

  • Production
    • Poultry
    • Swine
    • Cattle
    • Sheep & Goats
    • Fish
  • Companion
    • Dogs
    • Cats
    • Horses
    • Others

By Type of Medicine:

  • Veterinary Pharmaceuticals
  • Feed Additives

By Product:

  • Drugs
    • Anti-infective
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Parasiticide
  • Vaccines
    • Inactivated Vaccines
    • Attenuated Vaccines
    • Recombinant Vaccines
  • Medicated Feed Additives
    • Amino Acids
    • Antibiotics
  • Others

By Route of Administration:

  • Oral
  • Injectable
  • Topical
  • Others

By Type of Prescription:

  • OTC
  • Prescription

By Drug Type:

  • Branded
  • Generic

By Distribution Channel: 

  • Veterinary hospitals
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Pharmacy and drug stores
  • E-commerce
  • Others

By End-use:

  • Reference Laboratories
  • Point-of-care testing/In-house testing
  • Veterinary Hospitals & Clinics
  • Others

By Region: 

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa


The North American region is the largest regional market for animal medicines holding the highest share in the market followed by Europe. The region is also anticipated to maintain its dominance in the market by growing at a tremendous growth rate accounting to factors such as the surging incidences of animal diseases in the region, the easy availability of veterinary medicines, the increasing adoption of pet health insurance in the U.S., surge in animal health expenditure, the increasing presence of various organizations and associations working towards securing animal health, the growing favorable reimbursement programs, the increasing number of companion animal owners, the strong foothold of industry players as well as veterinary hospitals, clinics and drug stores etc. The major contributors in the region are the U.S and Canada.

The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing regional market for animal medicine and is projected to exhibit significant growth in the upcoming years owing to the surge in awareness related to use of veterinary medicines, animal health, the increasing health concerns in animals, the rapid rise in ownership of companion animals in the region and the growing expenditure on animal health and veterinary services in the region etc. along with various other associated factors. The major contributors in the region are India and China.


  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Phirbo Animal Health
  • Rangen Inc.
  • Chemo Argentina
  • China Animal Healthcare Ltd.
  • CJ Cheiljedang Corp
  • DBK Pharma S.A.E.
  • Merck & Co (Merck & Co Animal Health)
  • Merial Swine
  • Vinovo
  • Novartis Animal Health
  • Perrigo Animal Health
  • Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Sauvet
  • Brouwer
  • Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Cargill India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Animalcare Group
  • Cattle Vaccines
  • Century Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Ceva
  • PetIQ, Inc.
  • Selecta
  • Syntec
  • Elanco Animal Health
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • IDT Biologika
  • Jurox Pty Ltd
  • MSD Animal Health
  • Neovia
  • Nimrod Veterinary Products Ltd.
  • Intervet Australia Pty Ltd
  • Vetanco
  • Veterinarski Zavod Subotica
  • Vetoquinol S.A.
  • Vinh Hoan
  • Kyoritsu Seiyaku
  • Labiana
  • BASF India Ltd.
  • Bayer Animal Health
  • Belfarmacom
  • Interfeed
  • Virbac
  • Wageningen Bioveterinary Research
  • Wilbur-Ellis
  • Other Players


  • In July 2020, Time-honored herbal Chinese medicine provisions brand Wai Yuen Tong announced their new supplements aimed at pets through a branch company named ProVet. Tailor made for specific health needs, the new ProVet pet supplement line so far comprises eight products and is split between those meant for cats and those for dogs — although, some products that can be used by both species.
  • In December 2020, 12 new animal vaccines were said to be developed by the research and production enterprise Antigen, an EBRD advisory client in Kazakhstan which was funded by the Kazakhstan government. With the help of international advisers, the company was able to conform to the requirements of globally recognized Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), ensuring vaccine accreditation.

Timeline Considered for Analysis:

- 2019: Base Year

- 2020 to 2025: Forecast Period

Research Scope and Deliverables

Overview & Executive Summary

Market Drivers, Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Market Size and Forecast Projections

Macroeconomic Indicators of Various Countries Impacting the Growth of the Market

Extensive Coverage of Industry Players including Recent Product Launches and Market Activities

Porter’s Five Force Analysis

Market Segmentation Analysis:

Industry report analyzes the global animal medicine market by the following segments:

  • Animal Type
  • Type of Medicine
  • Product
  • Route of Administration
  • Type of Prescription
  • Drug Type
  • Distribution Channel

Customization: We also offers customization is in the industry report as per the company’s specific needs.

Key Questions Answered in the Global Animal Medicine Industry Report

  • What is the overall market size in 2019? What will be the market growth during the forecast period i.e., 2020-2025?
  • Which region would have high demand for product in the upcoming years?
  • What are the factors driving the growth of the market?
  • Which sub-market will make the most significant contribution to the market?
  • What are the market opportunities for existing and entry-level players?
  • What are various long-term and short-term strategies adopted by the market players?

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  • Publication date: 19th September 2023
  • Base year: 2022
  • Forecast year: 2023-2033
  • Format: PDF, PPT,Word,Excel

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