- First quarter trading at Animalcare Group - a leading supplier of veterinary medicines - has been satisfactory and in line with the board's expectations.

The group said its aim to launch two new products with a third complementary product in the first half of October had proceeded as planned.

Earlier this month it launched Torphasol, an analgesic for horses, and Detonervin, an equine sedative.

Emdocam Equine, an anti-inflammatory for horses, will launch very soon.

In addition to these products the group also launched an antibiotic for cattle called Tilmodil in September.

The group adds: "It has been our recent aim to launch four new generic veterinary medicines each year.

"This was achieved last year through the launch of Anivac VHD, Florgane, Sedastart and Sedastop and we are very pleased that we have launched four new products so early in our financial year with a fifth product looking to launch in the near future."

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