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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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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.

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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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