AVA representatives have attended Senator Murray Watt’s briefing on the phase out of live sheep exports. Watt, the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, formally announced the beginning of consultation, seeking views on a transition plan from stakeholders including the AVA.
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is calling on state and territory governments to recognise that all veterinary services are being highly impacted and implement the National Cabinet guidelines, so veterinary teams have the flexibility to manage close contacts to ensure veterinary services can continue to be delivered.
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 […]
AThe AVA has been receiving enquiries from journalists about whether vets are being asked for Ivermectin for use as a COVID-19 treatment/prevention in humans, and whether there are concerns about supply of the drug. The AVA issued a media release which said Ivermectin is primarily used in treating parasites in […]
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 […]