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Veterinary Association echoes concerns about feral cats used for rabbit control

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has added its voice to the concerns already expressed by the Central Otago community and Predator Free NZ about feral cats being released onto rural properties in an attempt to manage rabbit and rodent populations.

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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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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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