Tag: AVA

Concerns over drug rescheduling

The Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) has made an interim decision to expand the current Schedule 5 entry for lidocaine, to include specifically targeted injectable solutions, at up to 2 per cent concentration, for the pain relief of lambs or calves undergoing animal husbandry procedures. The AVA made a submission opposing this, which was entered in […]

Call for increased aid for Afghan veterinary teams

Members of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) are calling on the Australian Government to assist Afghan veterinarians, veterinary paraprofessionals and their families in leaving Afghanistan and resettling in Australia. “We are deeply distressed by the events currently unfolding in Afghanistan, and the serious risks […]

AVA recommends action against habitat clearing

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.