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It’s not uncommon for pets to display anxious or frightened behaviour at the veterinary clinic. This can make trips to the vet stressful for all involved.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) says that breed is not a good indicator of behaviour and that legislative decisions in relation to managing dog bites should be based on evidence and science.
As a nation full of pet lovers, many Australian households have a mix of both children and pets. But successfully integrating a pet into your family or successfully getting your pet to accept a newborn into the house can take some thought and consideration.
Hundreds of veterinarians from across Australia who treat dogs, cats and other small animals will be in Melbourne next week to learn all the latest in small animal medicine at the Australian Veterinary Association’s (AVA) 45th small animal conference.
From ‘Saintly’ to ‘So You Think’ and ‘Winx’– for every champion Thoroughbred racehorse, there is a team working hard behind the scenes to keep these racing athletes in the best of health.
In the past, twin births have been known to account for up to 30% of abortion rates in horses.
Local and international equine experts will be in Sydney next week to discuss the latest in research and scientific advancements in equine medicine.

World Zoonosis Day

05 Jul 2018
On this World Zoonosis Day (6 July), the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is urging animal owners and handlers to ensure they maintain good disease prevention and infection control, which starts with the simple act of handwashing.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has welcomed the government’s announcement of increased funding for disease surveillance as part of a $137.8 million investment in biosecurity.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is advising pet owners who have concerns about their pet’s health and nutritional needs to seek veterinary advice.

Further information 

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