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Australian bush fires – how to help the animals

If you want to help, here's some information on organisations currently helping Australian animals.

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NZVA media release: Antimicrobial resistance a significant global challenge for animal and human health

Veterinarians and animal owners can help New Zealand play its part in meeting the challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), one of the biggest global threats to human and animal health. The WHO is raising awareness of the issue, which it regards as a significant issue globally, through World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November).

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NZVA media release: Collaboration key to addressing the challenge of antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand

The New Zealand Veterinary Association is supporting rural veterinarians and farmers to reduce on-farm antibiotic use so they can assist in global efforts to slow the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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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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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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NZVA media release: Measles outbreak a reminder to pet owners to vaccinate

The measles outbreak is a reminder to pet owners to vaccinate their animals, which is the best way to protect them from certain infectious diseases, says the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA).

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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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NZVA Media Release: NZVA advocates for ethically sourced puppies

The New Zealand Veterinary Association has issued advice to prospective dog owners in light of recent news media coverage highlighting animal health and welfare concerns regarding puppy farming.

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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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