Media releases from the Australian Veterinary Association

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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.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) recently undertook an extensive recruitment exercise and is pleased to announce our new CEO will commence in December 2018. Mr Corey Snell brings a wealth of senior executive experience in the not for profit and public sectors primarily in health and aged care.
The positive effects that pets have on people have been well-researched. From research conducted by the University of Manchester suggests that pets can help people who are living with a mental illness to manage their condition.
The peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is reminding pet owners that like humans, pets can suffer from mental illness and it’s important that we keep a watchful eye on the mental health of not just people, but also their pets.

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