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Companion Animal Veterinarians branch to become Healthy Pets New Zealand’s first Research in Practice Partner

The Companion Animal Veterinarians branch (CAV) of the New Zealand Veterinary Association has signed an agreement to become Healthy Pets New Zealand’s first Research in Practice Partner.

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NZVA elbow dysplasia scheme – a few reminders

In December 2020, the NZVA elbow dysplasia scheme transitioned to an online system using the Timeless Veterinary Community platform. This new system has a few important differences.

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Prevalence and clinical outcomes of Canine Parvovirus (CPV-2) in New Zealand

To gain a better understanding of the epidemiology of Canine Parvovirus (CPV-2) in New Zealand, SPCA New Zealand, in collaboration with Massey University and Unitec Institute of Technology, have developed an online survey. The researchers are asking all registered veterinary clinics across New Zealand to participate.

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Request for samples for molecular survey of the canine parvovirus 2 (CPV-2) in New Zealand

During 2021, MSD Animal Health and Massey University are collaborating on a parvovirus study: ‘A Molecular Survey of Canine Parvovirus 2 (CPV-2) in New Zealand’. The aim of this study is to estimate the relative prevalence of parvovirus subtypes in naturally infected New Zealand dogs.

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Parvovirus

Remember to vaccinate your puppies against parvovirus! Parvovirus (‘parvo’) is a highly contagious, viral disease affecting the gastrointestinal tract of dogs.

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COVID-19 and pets update

With the re-emergence of COVID-19 in our community, we thought it worth updating you about what we know about animals and COVID-19.

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COVID-19: self isolation and animals

Here are some recommendations from the NZVA on steps you can take to effectively care for your animals during the self-isolation period.

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Companion animal veterinarians - PetPlan insurance policies

We’ve had several queries from members about the PetPlan insurance policy process. So, we asked PetPlan for clarification about what they require.

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Fireworks Season – How to help our patients get through it

With Guy Fawkes just around the corner, you may be getting an increased number of queries from clients about managing their pet’s anxiety during this time.

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