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.


VPB - Holiday office hours 20 December 2016

The Board members and the staff of the Board wish you and your families a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year.

The Board office will be closed on the 23rd of December and will reopen on the 3rd January.


“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”

Calvin Coolidge

VPB: Boardtalk December 2016 02 December 2016

Boardtalk for December 2016 is now available online from our website under Resources.

Research: Survey - hobby farmers/small holders 01 November 2016

Researchers want to understand your knowledge and challenges you face when dealing with hobby farmers/small holders, and identify any gaps, so further training can be tailored to benefit veterinary practitioners. The project is funded by Animal Health Australia.

Participation involves completing an anonymous online questionnaire which should take no longer than 30 minutes. Results from the questionnaire will provide feedback for future training.