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From ‘Saintly’ to ‘So You Think’ and ‘Winx’– for every champion Thoroughbred racehorse, there is a team working hard behind the scenes to keep these racing athletes in the best of health.
In the past, twin births have been known to account for up to 30% of abortion rates in horses.
Local and international equine experts will be in Sydney next week to discuss the latest in research and scientific advancements in equine medicine.

World Zoonosis Day

05 Jul 2018
On this World Zoonosis Day (6 July), the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is urging animal owners and handlers to ensure they maintain good disease prevention and infection control, which starts with the simple act of handwashing.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has welcomed the government’s announcement of increased funding for disease surveillance as part of a $137.8 million investment in biosecurity.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is advising pet owners who have concerns about their pet’s health and nutritional needs to seek veterinary advice.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is encouraging pet owners to talk to their veterinarian about parasite protection for their pets over the cooler months.
With the arrival of winter, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is reminding horse owners of the importance of vaccination to help prevent the deadly Hendra virus in their horses.

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