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The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) strongly condemns the mass slaughter of horses as reported last night on the ABCs ‘The 7.30 Report’ and call upon the Australian government to implement a nationwide welfare standard and register to protect the welfare of all horses.
In her inaugural speech to Parliament, Dr Sam McMahon, highlighted the importance of the AVA in her journey from young rural veterinarian to Northern Territory Senator.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is warning pet owners of the health risks posed by lay dental practitioners offering “anaesthesia-free dentistry”.
A new study on photosensitisation in horses is due to be presented to a gathering of Australian equine veterinarians from 21 – 25 July. Professor Stephen White, a renowned veterinary dermatologist from the University of California, will present his findings at the upcoming Bain Fallon Memorial Lecture series, held on the Gold Coast.
Eye ulcers are one of the most frequently encountered and challenging eye problems in horses, often leading to blindness. Now a visiting expert in the field of equine ophthalmology is helping Australian vets better understand and treat the condition.
With the latest horse death from the Hendra virus, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is reminding horse owners of the importance of Hendra virus vaccination to help prevent this deadly virus in their horses. President of AVA’s Equine Veterinarians Australia group, Dr Cristy Secombe, said that this latest death is extremely alarming, with it being the furthest south that a Hendra case has been recorded in Australia.
Dr Julia Crawford has become national President of the AVA, after serving four years on the Board. She has a passion for communicating, interacting and exchanging skills and information.
The aftermath of the floods continues to be felt by the communities of North Queensland, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and animal health companies, was to provide urgent veterinary assistance, animal health advice and medication to help mitigate the animal welfare disaster created by the floods.
On 27 April, we celebrate World Veterinary Day and this year's theme is the Value of Vaccination. President of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), Dr Paula Parker says veterinarians are indispensable to the prosperity and security of farmers and industry, whether advising on animal health and welfare, or helping to create and implement biosecurity management plans.
This World Veterinary Day on 27 April, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is shining a light on the importance of vaccination and responsible pet ownership as being essential for the health and welfare of pets.

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