Latest media releases from the Australian Veterinary Association

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The positive effects that pets have on people have been well-researched.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is bringing together veterinarians, veterinary nurses and industry professionals in Fremantle, Western Australia, to learn the latest in treating skin and bone disorders in small animals as well as new approaches to addressing common problems in working dogs.
Australia is a nation of dog-lovers and on this World Animal Day (4 October) the peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), is raising awareness of the health and welfare concerns associated with flat-faced dogs.
August is Dental Health Month and horse owners are being encouraged to ensure they speak to their veterinarian about dental check-ups for their horses.
Arthritis is a human condition that our furry friends sadly also suffer from, especially as they grow older.
Unfortunately, eye problems are not uncommon in Australian dogs. Now with DNA testing, breeders can identify dogs at risk of developing eye disease later in life, and passing the disease onto the next generation of pups.
Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) is urging horse owners to vaccinate their horses against the deadly Hendra virus following three new confirmed cases in just four weeks.
More than 1400 veterinarians will be on the Gold Coast from 11-14 August to attend the FASAVA (Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Association) Congress.
August is Pet Dental Health Month and pet owners are being encouraged to speak to their veterinarian about what they can do to ensure their pet maintains good oral health.
This National Farm Safety Week, veterinarians are asking farmers to consider how they can better prevent, detect and manage animal diseases on their farms.

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