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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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African Swine Fever

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious haemorrhagic viral disease of domestic and wild pigs.

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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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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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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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