New owners of Rathdrum factory named


Zoetis the world’s largest manufacturer of animal medicines and vaccines has bought the former MSD pharmaceutical plant in Rathdrum.

The US-based company operates two other sites in Dublin and Offaly.

In a statement Zoetis said they will gradually phase in operations at the site from later this year.

They say the Rathdrum facility will play a vital role the company’s global manufacturing and supply network.

The company manufactures antibiotics, vaccines and a range of other medicines for cattle, sheep, horses and domestic pets.


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