Latest media releases from the Australian Veterinary Association

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The peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), welcomes the announcement of Dr Mark Schipp, Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer (ACVO) as the new President of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) World Assembly.
Following its release of an in-depth submission, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) stressed that the role of the AVA in the current debate of live animal export is to provide scientific advice on animal health and welfare based on current literature.
Cats are the second most common pet in Australia with 29 per cent of households owning a pet. But with increasingly more cats living inside, what do cat owners need to consider to ensure they are happy and healthy?
The peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), is disappointed to see that the Government’s response to the McCarthy Review does not adequately guarantee stronger animal welfare provisions on future live sheep export voyages to the Middle East this year.
The internet has dramatically changed the way people find their new pets; but what are the dangers of buying a pet online?
Performing anaesthesia-free dentistry (AFD) is a relatively new and increasing trend generally offered by groomers and other pet service providers.
SAARS, avian influenza, Hendra virus, Nipah virus, West Nile virus – these are just some of the diseases that have resulted in the death of people across multiple nations, including Australia.
Some people are better communicators than others and according to United States-based veterinary behaviourist, Dr Theresa DePorter, the same goes for dogs.
An obstructed labour (dystocia) is one of the most common emergency cases in production animals.

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Not knowing how much and what to feed a cow to keep the rumen healthy can lead to a number of problems affecting both individual animals and the herd as a whole.

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