New OSD form for cats and dogs to Australia
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has updated its Owner Statutory Declaration (OSD) Form to support the certification of cats and dogs to Australia.
Upper North Island flood event information - January 2023
Recent flood events in the upper North Island have devastated communities. Floods pose a number of challenges for animal owners and veterinarians. Below are resources to help you through these events and during the recovery.
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.
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.
MPI reminds farmers stock transport companies are checking NAIT declarations
Changes to milk withholding periods for abamectin-only pour-on products
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.