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Monday, July 26, 2021

Ehrlichiosis Dog Disease - New Tasmanian Import Conditions For Dogs

Friday, 23 July 2021

The serious canine disease ehrlichiosis is spreading on the Australian mainland. It is carried by the brown dog tick, which is not found in Tasmania. Therefore Biosecurity Tasmania has gazetted an additional condition for dogs imported into Tasmania - that they be declared free from ticks.

Alongside the existing requirement to produce evidence of worming for hydatids when importing dogs into Tasmania, dog owners will now be required to declare their dogs to be tick free.

Please click here for a form of declaration that is required when visiting Tasmania.


ANKC LTD Special Board Meeting - 19 June 2021

Thursday, 22 July 2021

The ANKC Ltd held a special board meeting on the 19th of June 2021. 

For a summary on what was discussed and resolved in this meeting, please click here.


Update on Dog Liver Disease Cluster in Victoria

Thursday, 22 July 2021

The PrimeSafe and Agriculture Victoria Investigation into the cluster of dogs with liver disease in Gippsland has identified indospicine as the cause of liver failure. 

Indospicine is a toxin found across Australia in native plants of the Indigofera species. Dogs are especially sensitive to this toxin.

This is a positive step in the progress of the investigation and provides some answers to affected and concerned dog owners. 

Click here to read more. 


Dogs Victoria Instructors Workshop - Saturday 28 August 2021

Monday, 19 July 2021

The Dogs Victoria Instructors Workshop will be held on Saturday 28 August 2021 from 9:30am-4pm.

Please note this is a compulsory workshop for those wishing to apply to be assessed as a Dogs Victoria Instructor.

Please click here for further information on this workshop from the OTEC Committee. 

You can find the Accredited Obedience Instructors' Assessment Scheme here

Dogs Victoria Obedience, Tracking & Endurance Committee (OTEC) is offering obedience instructors the opportunity to become Dogs Victoria Obedience Instructors.  This will provide obedience instructors with accreditation and recognition of the training and experience that they have gained through their club’s training program. 


Gastroenteritis outbreak amongst dogs in various parts of Melbourne

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Over the past couple of months and especially in the last couple of weeks, there have been several media reports of an outbreak of gastroenteritis which has rapidly spread amongst groups of dogs, particularly those attending dog parks and being grouped together by dog walkers. Areas mentioned include Richmond, Bayside and Kingston.

Read more


Covid-19 Check-in Requirements

Friday, 9 July 2021

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend our events this weekend.

According to Victorian Government requirements, it is mandatory for all members to check in via the QR code on a smartphone. If you are unable to check in, our Covid-19 marshals and volunteers will assist you in doing this.

Those who refuse to abide by this process will be denied entry as it jeopardises the ability for Dogs Victoria to hold any future events.

We looking forward to seeing you all there!

Should you have any further questions, please contact our office on (03) 9788 2500 or email office@dogvictoria.org.au where our staff will be happy to chat with you. For a direct response to an enquiry, this is the most time efficient way to contact Dogs Victoria rather than through our social media channels.


Good luck to all our Junior Handlers competing in the state final on Saturday 10 July 2021!


Expression of Interest to Join the Disciplinary Committee

Monday, 5 July 2021

Management Committee are seeking EOI’s from interested members to join the disciplinary committee. This role requires a substantial understanding of the rules and regulations of Dogs Victoria. Members will need to be available to participate in disciplinary hearings online via zoom and/or face to face at our KCC Park and/or Bulla complex.

Interested members should submit their EOI and CV to Janet Davidson, Manager Office Administration by 30 August 2021. Janet can be contacted by email at jdavidson@dogsvictoria.org.au (please place ‘expression of interest’’ in the subject line) or by phone on 9788 2512.


Deadly dog disease ehrlichiosis

Thursday, 24 June 2021

The deadly canine disease ehrlichiosis has reached Victoria with a positive case detected in Horsham in a dog that had come from the Northern Territory, where the disease is now rife.

The Dogs Victoria Canine Health & Wellbeing Committee have written a fact sheet on canine monocytic ehrlichiosis (e-canis), you can read it here.

For more information please read the following articles from

Further information from the Dogs Victorian Canine Health & Wellbeing Committee will follow.


Changed Victorian Government Restrictions

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Notices to members regarding changes to government restrictions are located on the COVID Hub page of the website.


Animal Welfare Victoria - Important Update: Commencement of the Commercial Dog Breeder Scheme

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Read an update from Erika Vally, Director, Agriculture Regulatory Assurance, Animal Welfare Victoria regarding Commencement of the Commercial Dog Breeder Scheme.


Hot off the Press

Notice to Members - Victorian Lockdown 5.0 Extended

Tuesday 20 July 2021

Notice to Members – Victorian Lockdown 5.0 extended

The Premier Daniel Andrews announced today that the current Lockdown 5.0 will be extended for a further seven days until 11.59pm Tuesday 27 July 2021. Please refer to the following link for applicable State Government information. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

 

What does this mean for Dogs Victoria Facilities, Events, Training and Members?

  • NO Shows / trials / training and other events to proceed for the duration of the lockdown
  • KCC Park will be closed for the duration of the lockdown
  • Bulla Exhibition Centre will be closed for the duration of the lockdown
  • The Dogs Victoria administration office will be closed for over-the-counter transactions with only skeleton staff on site for the duration of the lockdown
  • Priority service for applications will be unavailable for the duration of the lockdown

 

Let’s protect our ability to exit this lockdown period, remain positive and;

  • Abide by current restrictions for mask wearing
  • QR Code check everywhere using the Services Victoria App https://service.vic.gov.au/check-in/
  • Regularly review exposure sites https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites
  • Get Covid tested if you feel unwell and isolate until results are received
  • Book yourself in for vaccination when you qualify 
  • Reach out and chat to someone if you’re struggling…..it’s ok to not be ok.

Further announcements will be made in line with State Government restrictions changes.

Stay Safe.

Jason Eggleton

Chief Executive

20 July 2021

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