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Animal Antibiotics and Antimicrobials Market Research Report Information By Delivery Type (Injections, Oral Powder, Oral Solutions, Premixes, and Others), By Product Type (Aminocoumarins, Aminoglycosides, Bicyclomycin, Cephalosporins, Fluoroquinolones, Fusidic Acid, Macrolides, Penicillin, Phenicols, Sulfonamides, and Tetracyclines), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World)‚ÄĒForecast till 2030


ID: MRFR/Pharma/5217-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki| April 2024

Global Animal Antibiotics and Antimicrobials Market Research (MRFR Insights)


The animal antibiotics and antimicrobials market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.5% from 2022 to 2030. As a result of the increasing ownership of companion animals, large-scale livestock production, and a high incidence of animal diseases, the market for animal antimicrobials and antibiotics is growing significantly. In the coming years, the market will have ample opportunities to grow significantly due to the increasing demand for pet animals and the massive untapped market in emerging economies, such as India and China. The animal antibiotics and antimicrobials market size is expected to reach approximately 7.5 Billion by 2030. Moreover, as the world's livestock population increases, the demand for livestock products will likely increase, boosting the animal antimicrobials and antibiotics market. The growing incidence of livestock diseases is expected to contribute to the growth of this market.


COVID-19 Impact Analysis


By imposing strict lockdown and social distancing restrictions by the government to curb the outbreak of COVID-19, the animal antibiotics antimicrobials market was moderately affected. As a result, various manufacturing operations were halted, supply chains were disrupted, business growth was stifled, technology events were canceled, new developments were suspended, and overall production and sales were impacted, limiting industry growth. Additionally, people and animals are expected to exhibit rising levels of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) post-COVID due to an increase in antibiotic-dependent healthcare systems. AMR was linked to overprescriptions during telehealth consultations and easy access to drugs from internet pharmacies; hospitals and communities were interrupted from implementing antibiotic stewardship initiatives, and antibiotics were prescribed to COVID patients who had been misdiagnosed with bacterial bronchitis. As a result, consumers turned away from animal-sourced products negatively.


Animal Antibiotics and Antimicrobials Market Dynamics


Increasing demand for livestock products, increasing companion animal ownership, an increasing incidence of animal diseases, and an awareness of animal diseases are some factors driving the growth of the  animal antimicrobials and antibiotics market. In addition, several government and non-government organizations have developed early warning systems for most animal diseases, boosting the market for animal antibiotics and antimicrobials. However, some factors restraining the growth of the antimicrobials and antibiotics markets, such as stringent regulatory approvals and the increased use of antibiotic alternatives such as feed enzymes and probiotics.


Market Drivers



  • Increasing animal health concerns fuel the demand for animal antibiotics and antimicrobials


Increasing concerns have been raised regarding the health of animals. As animal healthcare expenditures increase and pet insurance demand rises, animal antibiotics and antimicrobials are expected to be in high demand, driving this market's growth. As well as increasing initiatives aimed at improving animal welfare and health, the incidence of zoonotic diseases is expected to increase, accelerating the overall market's growth. Moreover, the rapid increase in the consumption of products such as meat and seafood regularly also drives the market growth. There will also be a cushioning effect on market growth from the increasing demand for animal-derived foods and regulations to prevent animal diseases from spreading.


Market Restraints:



  • Availability of alternative treatments for refractive errors to curb the market growth


Microorganisms become resistant to antimicrobials due to the intensive use of antimicrobials in animal disease management. According to a recent report published by nature.com, a significant public health challenge is the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria and viruses, which causes 700,000 deaths annually. ly, over 90% of bacteria resist common antibiotics, such as co-trimoxazole, penicillin, ampicillin, and gentamicin. Animal diseases, with 61% of them zoonotic, are the leading cause of human diseases. Antibiotics and antimicrobials can be used to control animal diseases caused by microorganisms. A major concern is antibiotic-resistant bacteria in livestock. Animals used for food can serve as a reservoir for pathogens transmitted from one animal to another directly through the food chain or exposure to the environment.


Market Opportunities:



  • Population growth among companion animals


Several positive health benefits have been associated with companion animal adoption, including reduced cardiac arrhythmias, normalized blood pressure, reduced anxiety, improved psychological stability, and improved wellbeing. Consequently, pet owners have increased throughout history due to these benefits. It is estimated that the US dog population has increased from 77.8 million to 89.4 million in 2018‚Äď19, while the cat population has increased from 85.8 million to 95.6 million in 2017, according to the APPA National Pet Owners Survey 2018‚Äď19. This is also observed in many European countries. According to the India International Pet Trade Fair (IIPTF), the country has seen an increase in pet ownership rates from 11 million pets in 2014 to 19.5 million in 2018. Emerging markets like Brazil, China, India, and Mexico are also experiencing higher pet ownership rates.


Animal Antibiotics and Antimicrobials Market Segmentation


Delivery Type Insights


The animal antibiotics and antimicrobials market segmentation, based on delivery type, is injections, oral powder, oral solutions, premixes, and others. The animal antibiotics and antimicrobials market growth was prominently high under the premixes category in 2021. The advantages of premixes, such as simplified administration and reduced instability and hygroscopicity, are responsible for a large share of this segment. However, injections are anticipated to be the fastest growing in the coming years. Market growth is expected to be driven by the benefits of immediate drug delivery and the rapid onset of drug effects.


Product Type Insights


The animal antibiotics and antimicrobials market segmentation, based on product type, is aminocoumarins, aminoglycosides, bicyclomycin, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, fusidic acid, macrolides, penicillin, phenicols, sulfonamides, and tetracyclines. In 2021, tetracyclines, animal antibiotics, and antimicrobials accounted for the largest market share of the market. Compared to other animal antimicrobial and antibiotic products, tetracyclines have the highest potency against pathogenic microorganisms, are easily absorbed, are relatively inexpensive, and show low toxicity. These advantages contribute to the high share of this market segment. However, the fluoroquinolones category is estimated to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period due to the characteristics such as increased efficacy at low concentrations and quick penetration through tissues. Fluoroquinolones are widely adopted among end users.


Global Animal Antibiotics and Antimicrobials Market Share, by Region, 2021 (%)Animal Antibiotics and Antimicrobials Market Share, by Region, 2021Animal Antibiotics and Antimicrobials Market Overview, by Region


By region, the  animal antibiotics and antimicrobials market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America accounted for the most extensive market share. Asia-Pacific will exhibit the highest CAGR during the forecast period.


North America


North America dominated the market share in 2021. Comparatively to other regions, this region's market share is largely due to the increasing animal population, the growing demand for animal-derived food products, and the rising animal health expenditures. Further, in North America, the major players in the animal antimicrobials and antibiotics market are investing significant capital into developing drugs.


Asia-Pacific


Asia-Pacific will exhibit the highest CAGR during the forecast period. There is an increased livestock population, animal antimicrobial demand, and a high incidence of animal diseases in the region responsible for its fastest growth. As a result of increasing disposable income and companion animal ownership in emerging countries such as India and China, as well as government involvement in combating animal disease outbreaks, the Asia-Pacific animal antimicrobials and antibiotics market is growing.


Animal Antibiotics and Antimicrobials Market Competitive Landscape


The market includes tier-1, tier-2, and local players. The tier-1 and tier-2 players have reach with diverse product portfolios. Companies such as Bayer Animal Health, Bioniche Animal Health, Ceva Sante Animale S.A., Elanco Animal Health, Fort Dodge Animal Health, and Merck Animal Health dominate the market due to product differentiation, financial stability, strategic developments, and diversified regional presence. The players are concentrating on supporting research and development. Furthermore, they embrace strategic growth initiatives, such as development, product introduction, joint ventures, and partnerships, to strengthen their market position and capture an extensive customer base. For instance, as part of a partnership between Gnubiotics Sciences and ADM, a USA-based developer of human and health nutrition solutions, Gnubiotics Sciences, a Swiss biotech company dedicated to solving microbiome-related health conditions in humans and animals, new microbiome solutions for companion animals' wellbeing and health were launched in May 2022.


Prominent players in the animal antibiotics and antimicrobials market research include Bayer Animal Health, Bioniche Animal Health, Ceva Sante Animale S.A., Elanco Animal Health, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Merck Animal Health, Merial, and Novartis Animal Health, among others.


Scope of the Animal Antibiotics and Antimicrobials Market Report


Delivery Type Outlook



  • Injections

  • Oral powder

  • Oral solutions

  • Premixes

  • Others


Product Type Outlook



  • Aminocoumarins

  • Aminoglycosides

  • Bicyclomycin


Region Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico



  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia and New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • South America

    • Middle East

    • Africa




Objectives of the Study


The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:


Animal Antibiotics and Antimicrobials Market Forecast & Size:


To identify and estimate the market size for the animal antibiotics and antimicrobials market report segmented by delivery type and product type by value (in US dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers in the  animal antibiotics and antimicrobials market forecast between 2022 and 2030


Market Landscape and Trends:


To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges in the animal antibiotics and antimicrobials market growth


Market Influencing Factors:


To find out the factors which are affecting the animal antibiotics and antimicrobials market size among consumers


Impact of COVID-19:


To identify and understand the various factors involved in the market affected by the pandemic


Company Profiling:


To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company in the past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience



  • Animal antibiotics and antimicrobials producers

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Retailers, wholesalers, and distributors

  • Governments, associations, and industrial bodies

  • Investors and traders

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 7.5 Billion: 2030
  CAGR   3.5% : 2030
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Delivery Type and Product Type
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Bayer Animal Health, Bioniche Animal Health, Ceva Sante Animale S.A., Elanco Animal Health, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Merck Animal Health, Merial, and Novartis Animal Health
  Key Market Opportunities   Population growth among companion animals
  Key Market Drivers   Increasing demand for livestock products


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The animal antibiotics and antimicrobials market forecast period is 2022 - 2030

The market is expected to register a CAGR of ~3.5% over the next 10 years, according to the animal antibiotics and antimicrobials market research.

Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2022 - 2030

North America held the largest share in 2021

The market size is expected to be USD 7.5 Billion by 2030.

Bayer Animal Health, Bioniche Animal Health, Ceva Sante Animale S.A., Elanco Animal Health, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Merck Animal Health, Merial, and Novartis Animal Health are the major companies operating in the market.

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