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Australia’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy - 2020 and Beyond 23 March 2020

 

The Australian Government has released Australia’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy - 2020 and Beyond (the 2020 AMR Strategy).  The 2020 AMR Strategy is available on the Resources page of the Australian Government’s AMR website, AMR.gov.au website, or through the following link: amr.gov.au/resources/australias-national-antimicrobial-resistance-strategy-2020-and-beyond.

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Coronavirus 20 March 2020

 

Coronavirus

The Board is aware of the degree of community concern about SARS-Cov-2 (the novel coronavirus) and COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus) (Coronavirus) and the dynamic nature of the information that is emerging about this outbreak.

There are many important aspects to consider regarding this outbreak including:

  1. Communication with clients
  2. Human health and managing risk
  3. Obligations under veterinary practice legislation

 

Communication with clients

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CPD points 20 March 2020

 

The CPD year for each veterinarian runs from 1 April to 31 March and you are required to report the number of structured and unstructured CPD points attained during this time in your Annual Return.  You will be invited to submit your Annual Return in June together with payment of your annual registration renewal fee.

Over any 3 year period you must attain 60 CPD points including at least 15 structured points.  Structured and unstructured CPD point allocations were developed by the AVBC and the AVA and the...

Hospital licence renewals and updating your veterinary hospital details 20 March 2020

 

Hospital licence renewal notifications will be sent by email in early June.  Renewals must be completed by 30 June. 

You can use the Find a vet or hospital function on our website to see the details we currently hold for your veterinary hospital.

If you have recently changed ownership or the hospital superintendent has changed you need to submit the...

Registration renewals and updating your details 20 March 2020

 

Veterinary registration renewal notifications will be sent by email in early June.  Renewals must be completed by 30 June. 

If your contact details have changed you can use your Vet Login to ensure we have the correct email contact and other contact details for you. 

If you do not yet have a Vet Login click on the ‘Forgotten your password’ link from the Vet Login page and login details will be sent to the email address we have on our database.

The...

Number of veterinarians in NSW 20 March 2020

 

The Board has recently provided information regarding the number of veterinarians in NSW by employment area and by registration division to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

 

Number of Veterinarians in NSW
As at 31 December 2019

 

Figure 1 Total veterinarians: number of veterinarians by employment type

 

Figure 2 Total veterinarians...

Resignation of Hospital Inspector and Investigator Glenn Lynch 20 March 2020

 

Glenn Lynch, Hospital Inspector and Investigator

 

Glenn Lynch has recently announced his retirement after a period of employment with the Board extending almost 20 years.

Glenn joined the NSW Veterinary Surgeons Board (VSB) after senior regulatory roles with NSW Agriculture, AQIS and the National Registration Authority (now APVMA) as Hospital Inspector and later worked as Registrar until 2012 before returning to his position as Hospital Inspector and Investigator...

Racing NSW: Warning of Altrenogest in fillies and mares 20 March 2020

 

 

On 22 June 2018, Racing NSW provided notice to the industry in respect to the detection of trace levels of the anabolic steroid trendione and/or trenbolone in certain batches of veterinary prescription animal remedies containing the progestagen altrenogest, used to control the cyclical activity of fillies and mares.

Racing NSW advised that, until further notice, trainers in NSW should not administer injectable products containing altrenogest...

Updated user guides for the NSW Pet Registry 20 March 2020

 

The Office of Local Government (OLG) has updated the user guides for the NSW Pet Registry (Registry).

The NSW Pet Registry User Guide for Veterinarians and Authorised Identifiers (Vet and AI User Guide) provides a step by step guide to the major functions of the Registry for both Veterinarians and Authorised Identifiers.

The Vet and AI User Guide includes detailed instructions on how to create...

West Nile Virus and Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus 20 March 2020

 

The South Australian Health Department (SA Health) has advised that sentinel chickens in South Australia have tested positive for both West Nile Virus/Kunjin (WNV/KUN) and Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus (MVEV) during blood sampling that occurred near Waikerie on 28 February 2020.

Chickens are considered a good indicator of mosquito borne disease risk to the community as they readily produce antibodies to these diseases. Disease usually occurs in late Summer and Autumn.

Veterinarians in NSW have been asked to be on the lookout for clinical cases. Any animal suspected of being infected (...

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