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Warning to seek emergency veterinary care if dogs consume toxic karaka berries

The New Zealand Veterinary Association Te Pae Kīrehe (NZVA) is urging animal owners to be on the lookout for highly toxic karaka berries, as the tree's fruiting season intensifies between January and April.

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Pet emergency care focus of new campaign

‘Animal Emergency? Think P.E.T’, which is being launched ahead of the summer holidays, asks owners to follow three simple steps if their pet is sick or hurt and their vet clinic is closed.

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2024 NZVA Awards: Nominations now open!

Each year, the New Zealand Veterinary Association Te Pae Kīrehe (NZVA) proudly recognises significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment to our veterinary community. Part of being a proud and successful profession is acknowledging and celebrating the contributions of others. The NZVA Awards are a way to celebrate these achievements.

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Update on highly pathogenic avian influenza

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has provided an update on highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

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Protecting antibiotics: prevention better than cure

The New Zealand Veterinary Association Te Pae Kīrehe (NZVA) is calling on animal owners to work with their veterinarian to keep animals healthy and help prevent drug-resistant infections developing.

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Prioritise animal welfare over entertainment this Guy Fawkes’ weekend - NZVA

The public sale of fireworks is again being called into question as veterinarians, animal welfare organisations, and pet owners brace for the impact of fireworks displays this week.

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Responsible dog ownership urged as reported canine attacks on the rise

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is calling on dog owners to be aware of their responsibilities and take all measures to ensure their pets are safe and can be trusted around other people and animals.

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Introducing multi-factor authentication

The New Zealand Veterinary Association Te Pae Kīrehe (NZVA) is setting up multi-factor authentication (MFA) on its websites to protect your account.

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NZVA backs select committee report recommending national cat legislation

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has welcomed the Environment Select Committee’s report to government that recommends a nationwide cat management framework, saying it’s a ‘step in the right direction’.

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Reminder about milk withholding period for pour-on products containing abamectin

As farmers head into spring calving season, please remember to use the 35-day milk withholding period whenever you use abamectin pour-on products in your herds.

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