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First the floods, now animal welfare issues

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPA) and the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) have advised flood-hit communities to be prepared for animal welfare issues. DPI Bourke’s veterinary officer Charlotte Cavanagh, said a number of ailments become more prevalent in wet conditions. “When the floods are on, a lot of animals […]

The vet profession celebrates 250 years!

This year the world celebrates the 250th anniversary of the start of the veterinary profession. Veterinarians owe the birth of their profession to Claude Bourgelat, a French equestrian expert and keen scientist. Living in the French city of Lyon, Bourgelat was a director of the Lyon Academy of Horsemanship. Apart from […]