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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.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) commends the commitment of the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon. David Littleproud to protecting Australia’s biosecurity.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) strongly advocate that all animal owners should ensure that efficient, practical and functional radiofrequency identification (RFID) devices are implanted to allow for easy traceability of animals.
The AVA commends the swift actions of the Department of Agriculture that prevented entry of African Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth Disease, detected in confiscated meat.
On this National Agriculture Day (21 November), the AVA is highlighting the important role that veterinarians play in ensuring the health and welfare of rural livestock which leads to increased productivity and profitability.
Pregnancy diagnosis in cattle for fee and reward must be retained as an Act of Veterinary Surgery and performed only by registered veterinary surgeons says the President of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians, Dr Alan Guilfoyle.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) welcomes the release of the Pet Food Senate Report “Regulatory approaches to ensure the safety of pet food”.
Each year Global Handwashing Day has a theme and this year it is a ‘clean hands – a recipe for health’. This is an opportune time for us to remember that many diseases can pass from animals to humans and threaten public health, such as Q fever, Hendra virus and avian influenza are just a few.

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