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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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NZVA disappointed with dog attack Court ruling

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is expressing its disappointment today regarding Tauranga Moana District Court’s decision on a serious dog attack on a Bay of Plenty veterinarian. 

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NZVA welcomes new President

The NZVA is delighted to announce that Dr Kate Hill has been appointed as the new NZVA President.

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Accredited Employer Work Visa

The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) is a new, temporary work visa. New Zealand employers wanting to hire migrant workers may be able to do so under the new scheme from 4 July. 

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Veterinarian Dr Robert Mills named Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Veterinarian, Dr Robert Mills, has been named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to wildlife conservation.

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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)

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