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Vets Learn Latest Emerging Diseases

09 September 2014

AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) brought together more than 90 vets and vet nurses in Goulburn last weekend to learn about new and emerging animal diseases and how to handle their risks and effects.

According to the President of AVA’s NSW Division, Dr Geoff Scarlett, new and emerging diseases can occur at any time.

“New diseases can arrive from overseas, an existing disease can emerge in a new species, or we might identify a completely new disease never seen before.

“Vets are at the forefront of detection and response to new and exotic animal diseases, including zoonotic diseases that cross between animals and humans such as the Hendra virus and Australian bat lyssavirus. Our knowledge of these diseases such as has changed dramatically over the last decade.

“Vets also play an important role in reducing the risk of infection by understanding the latest on infectious diseases, which is what this conference is all about,” he said.

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