New research addresses alleged benefits of a vegan diet for dogs

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Associations between feeding dogs a vegan diet and owner perceptions of their health are likely to be minimal, according to a new study by...

AVA welcomes HELP indexing changes, but says more is needed

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The Australian Veterinary Association welcomes the Federal Government’s changes to HELP debt indexing but calls on the Government to go further in supporting regional...

Transport options for pets when relocating overseas

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Relocating overseas with pets can be challenging, especially when the animal has health issues. But as one couple discovered,...

Canine vaccine hesitancy

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Canine vaccine hesitancy in the US hasn’t reached Australia, but if you do encounter vaccine-shy dog owners, educating them...

Researchers to investigate prevalence of PFAS in livestock

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A new national study by the University of Adelaide will seek to understand the prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Australian livestock,...

RSPCA welcomes budget confirmation of live sheep export phase-out

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The RSPCA has welcomed the inclusion of funds in the 2024-25 Federal Budget for Australia to transition away from live sheep export. The budget contains...

Life expectancy study reveals longest and shortest-lived cats

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Pathobiologists in the UK, working with a colleague from Taiwan, have created a life expectancy chart for approximately 8000 domestic cat breeds. In their paper published in Journal...

Essential nature of veterinarians’ work ignored by Federal Government 

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The Federal Government has overlooked the essential nature of veterinary work, leaving veterinary science students out of its recent promise to provide funds to...

Katherine van Ekert’s individual streak

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Estimated reading time: 7 minutes If one thing defines the career of former veterinarian Katherine van Ekert, it is variety. Her CV boasts everything...

Teaching older dogs new tricks for a longer life

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Researchers at the University of Adelaide are investigating if special training exercises can help older dogs who are starting to show signs of canine...