Increase in cases of Canine Cough in New Zealand (May 2022)
We have been informed that veterinarians are seeing an increase in cases of canine cough in dogs in certain parts of New Zealand. There is no evidence to suggest that this is in any way related to Covid-19 and it is not a zoonotic disease (it is not transmitted from animals to humans)
Canine cough update
Over the last two weeks, we have been made aware of increased case numbers of canine cough in parts of the country. Reports have also detailed that a number of these cases have developed an acute bronchopneumonia.
Relief for veterinarians as profession makes Government’s new Green List
The inclusion of veterinarians on a new Government Green List is welcome relief for the country’s vets, according to Kevin Bryant, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA).
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Changes to NZ immigration
As part of the staged border reopening, the criteria for long term critical workers has been changed.
Some useful COVID-19 documents
These useful documents outline how a few relevant systems work at Phase Two of the Red Light Setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework.
Government confirms critical worker scheme
A new close contact exemption scheme will keep critical supply chains running through Omicron.
Reopening of the New Zealand border
We were pleased to hear the announcement from the Government detailing the plan to reopen New Zealand’s border. We are confident that these changes will streamline the pathway for international veterinarians to enter and join the workforce, helping to provide some respite from the current veterinary shortage clinics in New Zealand are facing.
Veterinary clinics and the three-phase Omicron plan
The three-phase plan for the Omicron outbreak aims to slow down and limit the spread of an outbreak. As the country moves through the phases both testing and isolation approaches will change in response.