Tag: Companion animal
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.
Veterinary Association echoes concerns about feral cats used for rabbit control
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has added its voice to the concerns already expressed by the Central Otago community and Predator Free NZ about feral cats being released onto rural properties in an attempt to manage rabbit and rodent populations.
Companion Animal Veterinarians branch to become Healthy Pets New Zealand’s first Research in Practice Partner
The Companion Animal Veterinarians branch (CAV) of the New Zealand Veterinary Association has signed an agreement to become Healthy Pets New Zealand’s first Research in Practice Partner.
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.
Remember to vaccinate your puppies against parvovirus! Parvovirus (‘parvo’) is a highly contagious, viral disease affecting the gastrointestinal tract of dogs.