Media Releases

Koala surviving bushfire
07 January 2020

Animal Health Industry Bushfire Response

Communities and fire services across Australia continue to prepare and battle bushfires on an unprecedented scale to protecting families, communities and property. So far, lives and property have been lost and towns and communities razed as result of the current fires. We wish to express our respect and thanks to the volunteers of the Rural […]

Woman holding pig
07 January 2020

Importance of protecting Australia’s biosecurity

Australia’s biosecurity system works to protect local animals and plants from pests and diseases. However, with 60,000 kilometres of coastline, and increased traffic through airports and seaports we must all work to minimise the risks of disease. There is currently a risk posed to Australian pigs from African Swine Fever which has been reported in […]

Vet with cat
18 November 2019

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

Today marks the beginning of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2019 (18-24 November) which will highlight the theme “The future of antibiotics depends on all of us!” WAAW provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of antimicrobial stewardship in ensuring that we continue to have access to the critically important medicines that help to keep […]

Australian macropod with a joey in its pouch at sunset
13 November 2019

AMA contribution to animal health amidst catastrophic conditions

The peak industry association for the animal health sector has made a $10,000 contribution to WIRES as bushfires escalate across New South Wales. Executive Director Ben Stapley said this donation was provided to WIRES to provide assistance to the health and wellbeing of wildlife affected by the bushfires. “These conditions are unprecedented and will be […]

18 September 2019

Imposing an APVMA Board pre-empts comprehensive review

The Government’s decision to introduce a board to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) pre-empts the findings of an 18-month review announced only weeks ago. The Minister for Agriculture announced a major independent review of the regulatory framework for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals on 5 September 2019 with the panel to report back […]

Man and woman in lab uniforms looking serious
06 September 2019

AMA welcomes review of veterinary medicine regulation

Animal Medicines Australia (AMA), the peak industry association representing registrants of veterinary medicines, has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s announcement for an independent review of the regulatory framework for agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals. “Veterinary medicines are critical tools essential to protecting the health and welfare of all animals in our care. Our regulatory systems for […]

30 July 2019

Animal Medicines Australia Welcomes Troy Laboratories

Animal Medicines Australia, the peak industry body representing the leaders of the animal health industry have welcomed aboard Troy Laboratories as their newest member. Executive Director of Animal Medicines Australia (AMA), Ben Stapley said the association’s membership comprises of over 90% of sales within the veterinary medicines sector. “AMA member companies bring products to the […]

Sheep in field
30 May 2019

How can an incoming Government support animal health?

Whoever has the opportunity to form government after the election on 18 May, there are some key initiatives that can be adopted to better support the health of our livestock, our pets, and provide support to Australia’s animal health industries. Animal Medicines Australia, as the industry association representing innovators, registrants, manufacturers and importers of animal […]

26 April 2019

2019 World Veterinary Day 27 April to highlight value of vaccination

Animal health in Australia is reliant on the expertise and professionalism of our veterinarians. “Vets in Australia undergo extensive training, registration and ongoing professional development. This means our animals have access to some of the best health care in the world,” said Ben Stapley, Executive Director of Animal Medicines Australia. “The 2016 Australian Veterinary Association […]

18 April 2019

World Animal Vaccination Day 20 April 2019

World Animal Vaccination Day serves as a reminder to all pet owners to ensure their animals have received the appropriate vaccinations, and necessary boosters, from their veterinarian. Australians highly value their pets with 62% of households owning one[1]. Pets provide companionship, relaxation, encourage physical activity and teach children responsibility. Executive Director of Animal Medicines Australia […]