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With more than 50 bushfires burning across New South Wales, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is warning of serious impacts of bushfires on Australian wildlife and pets.
With the catastrophic fire warning for New South Wales and Queensland, the AVA urges all horse owners in bushfire areas to act now to implement their disaster plan and move their horses to the safest possible area. It is imperative that you have a plan for your horses and that you act early.
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.

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