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Guy Fawkes: care for animals by going to a public fireworks display

This year, care for animals by going to a public fireworks display – and don’t buy fireworks from the shops.

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Care trumps knowledge

For October's issue of VetScript Bette Flagler visits Geoff Woodhouse, Director and co-owner of Arrowtown’s Remarkable Vets.

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Question authority

When the authorising of restricted veterinary medicines (RVMs) was decoupled from dispensing a few years ago, more than one veterinarian took a financial hit.

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Wanted: Appointed Board Chairperson

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is looking for an appointed board chairperson.

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Handling equine in Alex

This month, Bette Flagler visits Rebecca (Becci) Bishop of Central Lakes Equine.

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Update on changes to radiation safety for veterinarians

Organisations that manage and control radiation sources must be in possession of a source licence according to the new Radiation Safety Act 2016 that came into force on 07 March 2017.

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Transport of pregnant cows

We’d like to remind NZVA members of our advice regarding requests to certify late gestation cows as being fit for transport.

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Veterinarians gear up to help farmers comply with new animal welfare regulations

Veterinarians are gearing up to help farmers comply with new legal requirements to use local anaesthetic during the removal of any horn tissue from cattle that will come into force from October 1 this year.

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Vaccination certificates

The Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) has received complaints from the public who are mistakenly viewing pet vaccination certificates as whole health records/pre-purchase certificates, which they are not.

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Animal welfare regulations 2018: Large animal veterinarians

Richard Wild, Specialist Advisor, Verification Services, Ministry for Primary Industries, looks at the ramifications for production animal veterinarians.

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