Summary

Development of controlled release pharmaceuticals for veterinary use is a complex process involving scientists spanning several disciplines. These scientists attempt to reach a balance among the pharmacological profile of the chemical entity, its immutable physicochemical characteristics, the delivery characteristics of the molecule which can be modified through biopharmaceutical approaches, and the biological ADME variability among various target species. A single strategy for developing...

Future developments

The future offers significant opportunities to improve production efficiency of ruminant animals through nutrition and health, and rumen-stable delivery systems provide a significant tool in the effort to optimize both rumen and post-ruminal function. This includes not only efficient production and supply of nutrients, but also control of other important parameters such as pH, microflora and prevention and treatment of disease. There are currently two segments of the ruminal protection market...