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NZVA Media Release: NZVA advocates for ethically sourced puppies
The New Zealand Veterinary Association has issued advice to prospective dog owners in light of recent news media coverage highlighting animal health and welfare concerns regarding puppy farming.
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Transport of pregnant cows
We’d like to remind NZVA members of our advice regarding requests to certify late gestation cows as being fit for transport.
Veterinarians gear up to help farmers comply with new animal welfare regulations
Veterinarians are gearing up to help farmers comply with new legal requirements to use local anaesthetic during the removal of any horn tissue from cattle that will come into force from October 1 this year.
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The Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) has received complaints from the public who are mistakenly viewing pet vaccination certificates as whole health records/pre-purchase certificates, which they are not.
Animal welfare regulations 2018: Large animal veterinarians
Richard Wild, Specialist Advisor, Verification Services, Ministry for Primary Industries, looks at the ramifications for production animal veterinarians.
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What needs to be said
NZVA Chief Veterinary Officer Helen Beattie offers a refresher on veterinarians’ rights and responsibilities when it comes to divulging client information.