Media Releases



07 August 2020

International Cat Day 8 August – Meow is the time to celebrate our Cats

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that pets can be a great source of comfort and joy. Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) is encouraging cat owners to […]

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24 April 2020

Veterinarians providing frontline care to pets and livestock

World Veterinary Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the work undertaken by veterinarians around the world. Executive Director of Animal Medicines Australia, Ben Stapley, said […]

27 March 2020

Supporting food safety, security and animal health and welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic

Animal Medicines Australia and its members, the leaders in Australia’s animal health industry, are continuing to work to maintain uninterrupted supply of veterinary medicines and animal health products. “Our member’s products increase livestock productivity by up to 15%. Across all sectors, this amounts to an additional $2.7 billion dollars in production each year and an additional 10,000 jobs[1],““ said Animal Medicines Australia’s Executive Director, Mr Ben Stapley.

24 March 2020

Veterinary medicines essential for food safety and animal welfare

Veterinary medicines are essential to protect animal health and welfare, for food safety and to limit the spread of zoonotic disease.
Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) Executive Director Ben Stapley today called on all levels of Government to ensure that the manufacture, distribution and transport of veterinary medicines can continue uninterrupted.
Mr Stapley urged Governments to ensure that access to animal health products would continue throughout any further potential measures introduced to limit the spread of COVID-19.

18 March 2020

Animal Health Update – COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is having many impacts on everyday life. Whilst the global response has focused on protecting human health, it is also important to […]

16 March 2020

Next Chapter on Antimicrobial Stewardship

Animal Medicines Australia Executive Director Ben Stapley acknowledged the release of Australia’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy – 2020 and beyond by the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Veterinary Officer following COAG endorsement last week.

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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