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The AVA is again calling upon the Australian government to implement a nationwide welfare standard and register to protect the welfare of all horses, not just the racehorses.
The AVA refutes claims made by South Australian Deputy Coroner Anthony Schapel that upscheduling a common veterinary drug will make any substantial impact on the high suicide rates in the profession, asserting that the primary focus should be on addressing the risk factors which lead to suicide..
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) welcomes the Queensland Government’s announcement of an independent inquiry into the treatment of retired racehorses and allegations of serious animal abuse at abattoirs.
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.

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