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DPI: Laboratory Services Terms and Conditions 11 April 2017

Introduction of Terms and Conditions for testing with NSW DPI Laboratory Services

NSW DPI Laboratory Services offers a range of services including veterinary and plant health diagnostics, edible oil testing and animal feed testing. We conduct over 300,000 diagnostic and analytical tests a year for our customers in NSW, Australia and overseas, as well as being responsive to assist in biosecurity emergency events.

The introduction of Terms and Conditions for the testing services offered by...

Research: Survey – Mental health risk and how vets relate to clients and colleagues 06 April 2017

Various workplace factors are known to affect the mental health and wellbeing of vets. This study seeks to investigate how vets relate to their colleagues and clients, and aspects of these relationships that protect or harm vets’ mental health.

This ...

VPB: Problematic parvoviruses 07 March 2017

Feline panleukopenia has re-emerged in NSW with confirmed outbreaks in Sydney at multiple animal rescue facilities since January 2017.

With the widespread availability of vaccines for decades, there have been no epidemics reported in NSW in the last 30 to 40 years. The disease has mostly struck shelter-housed, unvaccinated kittens.

Canine parvoviruses 2a-2c can infect cats and have occasionally been reported to cause panleukopenia in cats, but no canine isolates have been detected so far in the current outbreak. Sequencing of isolates at Professor Vanessa Barrs’ laboratory at the University of Sydney has confirmed that...

Research: Survey - Treatment and rehabilitation of wildlife 06 March 2017

Help Government better understand and quantify the important contribution the veterinary sector makes to the treatment and rehabilitation of wildlife by participating in the...

VPB: Mental Health First Aid Course May 2017 03 March 2017

A 2-day course to be held at the Animal Referral Hospital 250 Parramatta Rd Homebush in May 2017. 

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VPB: AVERT Bulletin No. 3 February 2017 – NSW Bushfires 23 February 2017

Requesting help from veterinarians to assist with assessing livestock in bushfires.

If you are able to help please read the AVERT Bulletin Number 3 and a Memorandum from the NSW Chief Veterinary Officer at the Department of Primary Industries

DPI: Biosecurity Bulletin – Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus 1 K5 release 07 February 2017

Please read the biosecurity bulletin: Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus 1 K5 release and vaccination of pet and breeding rabbits against RHDV1.

Research: Survey – Now available. Help reduce or eradicate Canine Parvovirus 16 January 2017

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Research: Survey - Help reduce or eradicate Canine Parvovirus 03 January 2017

A World-First Project to help reduce or even eradicate Canine Parvovirus

Veterinarians around Australia are being asked to help with a bold new research project looking to bring a ‘disruptive technology’ approach to the issue of canine parvovirus (CPV) in Australia.

The disease is the biggest viral threat to the health of dogs in Australia, though it can be endemic in some areas while being absent in other (even adjacent) areas. Nearly five thousand cases of CPV have been reported in Australia alone in the last five years* and the true number of cases may significantly higher.

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