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Expert analysis of the genetic structure of the variant strain of the Hendra virus and neutralisation assays have shown that there is nothing to suggest that the current Hendra virus horse vaccine won't be as equally effective against the Hendra virus variant as against the original Hendra strain.
The AVA is excited to announce VetFest Marketplace. Over the course of 5 nights, the AVA will showcase presentations from more than a dozen industry partners, across all fields of the profession.
The Super Early Bird Discount is now available - register now and save $285!
The AVA Digest is published every two weeks and features news, stories and industry updates from around the profession. See below for a taste of what's included in this special edition for Mental Health Month!
Registrations now open for the AVA Centenary Conference - Tasmania, with a special early bird member price of only $385 available until the 24th October. Nurses can attend for just $250!
Don’t forget to register for the WA Centenary Conference! This great event including WA’s largest veterinary trade fair, a practical scientific program for vets and nurses, industry breakfasts, Centenary Celebration dinner, and much more. Registrations close Wednesday 13th October. Get in before it's too late!

NSW COVID-19 Update

11 Oct 2021
While the NSW Government is commencing an opening up from today, it is important to remind your clients that this is not a 'back to normal' situation. Veterinary practices are still required to operate under their COVID-Safe plans.
It can be incredibly overwhelming for new employees to begin employment in a completely new workplace, whether it be their first job upon graduation, or their tenth. It is in the employer’s best interest to be able to facilitate their transition into the workplace as smoothly as possible, and this is best done through an induction process. Find a valuable new HR resource covering this topic in the current AVA Digest.
The Annual Meeting of the Unusual Pet and Avian Veterinarians (UPAV), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association, will hold their general meeting on Wednesday the 3rd November, 8:00pm AEDT via Zoom.
While the NSW Government is commencing an opening up from Monday, it is important to remind your clients that this is not a 'back to normal' situation. Veterinary practices are still required to operate under their COVID-Safe plans.

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