DPI - Veterinary Workshop Antimicrobial Stewardship 09 October 2017
DPI - Veterinary Workshop Antimicrobial Stewardship
This workshop is part of a Dept of Agriculture & Water Resources funded project where the veterinary schools of Australia and NZ are developing an online learning resource for vets about antimicrobial stewardship.
The key aims of the workshop are to:
- Discuss the importance and potential outcomes of developing antimicrobial stewardship programs in veterinary practice in Australia
- Outline the proposed Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program for veterinary graduates under development by Australian and New Zealand Veterinary schools,...
VPB: Notice of Annual General Meeting 26 September 2017
Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the veterinary profession in New South Wales will be held at the Holiday Inn Sydney Airport, O’Riordan St and Bourke Rd, Mascot from 7:30 pm Monday 20 November 2017.
- Attendance and apologies
- Confirmation of minutes
VPB: Sedation of Rams for Shearing 26 September 2017
Veterinarians are able to prescribe acepromazine for sedation of rams to the owner of these animals if the veterinarian has either physically examined the rams or has these rams under his or her direct care. The amount dispensed must be limited to that required to sedate the number of rams needing sedation and you must be confident in the owner's ability to safely administer this sedation.
In recent years the shearing industry has implemented strict procedures and guidelines to ensure that the industry’s working population goes ‘home’ safe and sound each night.
As part of this safety shift, the sedation of rams has...
VPB: Western Sydney Vets Forum 26 September 2017
The Board and the Sydney Branch of the NSW Division of the AVA held a forum at Rooty Hill RSL Thursday evening 31 August to discuss issues affecting veterinarians and their staff in Western Sydney.
This event was initiated in response to concerns raised by the profession in the Western Sydney area with the Hospital Inspector Glenn Lynch during his routine inspections.
The discussions were facilitated by Dr Coralie Wales, Manager Community and Consumer Engagement, Western Sydney Local Health District.
As veterinarians, our prescribing rights come with significant responsibilities. Veterinarians can help minimise the spread of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) by:
1. Pausing and considering each antimicrobial prescription.
2. Talking to clients about ways to minimise the use of antimicrobials.
3. Promoting and applying best practice biosecurity and hygiene measures.
4. Using published therapeutic guidelines, where available.
VPB: Concerned About Social Media? 23 August 2017
Attend the Western Sydney Vets Forum
Registered veterinarians, practice partners and nursing staff are all invited to attend an 'Insight' style forum to discuss matters affecting veterinary practices in Western Sydney.
The forum will be facilitated by Dr Coralie Wales...
RESEARCH: University of Adelaide Research Study: Mid and Late Career Veterinarian Resilience Study 16 August 2017
We wish to invite you to participate in a research project regarding the experiences of mid and late career veterinarians (5+ years post graduation). The study specifically focuses on professional motivation, resilience and efficacy of veterinarians. Your participation will contribute to helping better understand how mid and late career veterinarians enjoy a successful and rewarding career. We hope that by better understanding your experiences, we can help to inform veterinary education and the wider profession about ways to support professionals in an engaging and rewarding career.
VPB: Have Your Say On Matters Concerning Western Sydney Vets 16 August 2017
Registered vets are invited to attend an open forum to discuss issues affecting vets in the Western Sydney area. This is a joint initiative of the NSW Division of the AVA and the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW and the forum is open to all registered vets.
When: Thursday 31st August, 2017
Time: 6.30pm for 7.30pm start
Venue: Rooty Hill RSL Club,...
Notifiable pests and diseases of animals: commencement of the Biosecurity Act 2015.
The Biosecurity Act 2015 (the Act) commenced on July 1, 2017.
The Act replaces a number of pieces of legislation including the Stock Diseases Act 1923 (which previously covered the regulation of notifiable pests and diseases of animals in NSW), and the Animal Diseases and Animal Pests (Emergency Outbreaks) Act 1991 (which previously covered the regulation...
Over the past three weeks we have alerted veterinarians to reports of cats showing a combination of cerebellar and vestibular signs, as a potential association with the feeding of BFF brand cat food. We thank veterinarians for their diligent reporting of suspect cases through PetFAST, and continue to encourage reports to be logged, to enable further monitoring of this situation.
In addition to unusual neurologic signs, a number of other clinical signs have been frequently reported through PetFAST. These include pyrexia, gastrointestinal disturbances and body cavity effusions with or without neurologic signs.