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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.
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.

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