The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has published a new policy on native animal welfare which incorporates recommendations designed to protect Australia’s native animals from the threat of habitat clearing. The policy acknowledges the importance of habitat loss along with the suffering of animals killed by such clearing.
Sows are strongly driven to build a nest prior to farrowing, and the performance of this behaviour is linked to the environment in which the animal is housed. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of two nest-building materials, hessian and straw, on peri-parturient sow behaviour, plasma […]
It’s no news to anyone in the veterinary industry that locum cover has been harder and harder to come by in recent times. Prior to the COVID pandemic, many practice owners lamented the difficulties around finding experienced, reliable locum veterinarians who were able to hit the ground running and manage […]