Industry News

Statement on APVMA relocation decision

25 November 2016 (Canberra)

Today’s announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister that the APVMA will relocate to Armidale as early as March 2017 raises the serious prospect of a critical deterioration of APVMA’s capacity to perform the functions entrusted to… Continue reading

World Vaccination Day

More than 100 animal diseases can be prevented through vaccination, helping to protect many species including dogs, cats, cattle, swine, poultry, horses, sheep, exotic pets, fish and wild animals.
World Animal Vaccination Day is brought to you by HealthforAnimals and the World Veterinary Association.
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Livestock is Australia’s fastest growing export

A recent study by Australia’s foremost agricultural policy institute has found Australia’s livestock industry is Australia’s fastest growing export sector.

Commissioned by Animal Medicines Australia, the Australian Farm Institute report “The economic importance of Australia’s livestock industries and the role of animal medicines and productivity-enhancing technologies” found that in 2014-15, Australia’s livestock export value grew 20% over the previous year and contributed in excess of $26 billion of farm-gate economic value. Continue reading

New Prescribing Guidelines for Livestock and Horses

The Australian Veterinary Association and Animal Medicines Australia are joining forces to develop best practice antibiotic prescribing guidelines for livestock and horses.

The Announcement coincides with Antibiotic Awareness Week (16-23 November), a global initiative to raise awareness and spur action on antimicrobial resistance

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