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Handling equine in Alex

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

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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: Kevin Bryant appointed CEO of New Zealand Veterinary Association

New Zealand Veterinary Association President Dr Peter Blaikie today announced former industry training organisation leader Kevin Bryant has been appointed NZVA Chief Executive Officer.

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NZVA Media Release: Mycoplasma bovis apology accepted

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) accepts the Government's public apologies for the way the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has handled the programme to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis.

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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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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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