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Wiggles strike a sour note with veterinarians
Saturday 24 April marks World Veterinary Day and this year New Zealand veterinarians find themselves facing another year of significant stress and challenging workloads. There are many reasons for th…

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NZVA accepts live export ban is consistent with animal welfare science

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is not surprised by the government’s decision to ban live exports by sea and believes the two- year transition period is pragmatic for businesses in the sector.

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1972 Reunion

A good turnout of 35 people enjoyed a memorable reunion at the end of March in Whanganui which was organised by Dave and Lorraine Taylor.

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1964/65 Reunion

Last month, a reunion of the veterinary students’ intake of 1964 and 1965 took place.

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NZVA Awards 2021
Each year, the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) proudly recognises significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment to our veterinary community. Nominations are now …

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Request for samples for molecular survey of the canine parvovirus 2 (CPV-2) in New Zealand

During 2021, MSD Animal Health and Massey University are collaborating on a parvovirus study: ‘A Molecular Survey of Canine Parvovirus 2 (CPV-2) in New Zealand’. The aim of this study is to estimate the relative prevalence of parvovirus subtypes in naturally infected New Zealand dogs.

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Theilera equi response

A declaration of New Zealand’s freedom from the equine blood disease Theilera equi was recently posted on the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) website.

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NZVA photo competition
We have really enjoyed seeing all your photo submissions so far, so much so we've decided to extend the competition! That's right, keep up the great work, get your phones, cameras out and get snapping…

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Parvovirus

Remember to vaccinate your puppies against parvovirus! Parvovirus (‘parvo’) is a highly contagious, viral disease affecting the gastrointestinal tract of dogs.

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Sportmix recall
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have advised us New Zealand is one of the countries potentially impacted by the Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc recall of some of its Sportmix pet food pro…

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