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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 AVA is reminding horse owners of the importance of vaccination to help prevent the deadly Hendra virus in their horses.
The peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), welcomes the announcement of Dr Mark Schipp, Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer (ACVO) as the new President of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) World Assembly.
Following its release of an in-depth submission, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) stressed that the role of the AVA in the current debate of live animal export is to provide scientific advice on animal health and welfare based on current literature.
Cats are the second most common pet in Australia with 29 per cent of households owning a pet. But with increasingly more cats living inside, what do cat owners need to consider to ensure they are happy and healthy?
The peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), is disappointed to see that the Government’s response to the McCarthy Review does not adequately guarantee stronger animal welfare provisions on future live sheep export voyages to the Middle East this year.
The internet has dramatically changed the way people find their new pets; but what are the dangers of buying a pet online?

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