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NZVA Awards 2023

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

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Sick animals can't eat soup or watch Netflix in bed – get them vaccinated

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is reminding people to ensure their animals’ vaccinations are up-to-date as part of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW), which runs from 18-24 November.

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Veterinary drug pentobarbitone stolen in Palmerston North

Police are investigating the theft of a powerful veterinary drug, pentobarbitone, which was stolen from a vehicle in Palmerston North on 3 November 2022.

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Vaccinations key for keeping pets healthy and reducing antimicrobial use

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is urging pet owners to check their animals are fully vaccinated, in a bid to keep them healthy and reduce the need for antimicrobial treatments, including antibiotics and antifungal medication.

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New NZVA Board member appointed

The NZVA Board is pleased to announce that Annabel Harris has been selected to fill the position of Appointed Veterinary Member on the Board.

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Milk withholding period for abamectin pour-on products changed from NIL to 35 days

The withholding period on these products has been extended from NIL to 35 days to ensure milk residues will be below the lower milk maximum residue level (MRL) coming into force on 19 September 2022.

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NZVA Board position announcements

The NZVA Board is pleased to announce further appointments to the Board.

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Overseas outbreak of foot and mouth disease

Biosecurity New Zealand is closely monitoring the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Malaysia, China and Indonesia. Although there is a low risk of FMD entering New Zealand, it is important to follow all biosecurity rules to keep our country safe.

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