April 2013 | Virbac Australia Helps Spread the Word
In 2013 Virbac formed a partnership with AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities). AMRRIC conducts animal health programs to improve the health and welfare of animals in remote communities. It is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working primarily with indigenous people.
Virbac is proud to be associated and will initially run a campaign during April/May with vet clinics across the country with EpiOtic in order to raise much needed funds for AMRRIC. This way clinics in all areas can contribute to this amazing work. Virbac will also be a sponsor of AMRRIC's national conference.
More information about AMRRIC and how you can be involved can be found at AMRRIC's website.
February 2013 | Virbac Australia launches their first Facebook page
The Effipro® Virbac Australia Facebook page was officially launched on the 5th of February 2013 and aims to create a friendly, online community for dog lovers, providing lots of interesting doggy facts, useful tips and helpful advice.
The page grew quickly over the first 2 weeks, receiving more than 400 ‘likes’, which is almost certainly a reflection of how passionate Australians are about their pets. Facebook is proving to be a great opportunity to educate pet owners about those pesky parasites, fleas! Improved understanding of flea populations and life cycles will lead to better treatment outcomes for pets and their owners.
To celebrate the launch, Effipro® is looking for Australia’s best dressed dog. Follow us at www.facebook.com/EffiproAustralia
September 2012 | Peak animal health vital for equestrian
Australian equestrian rider Wendy Schaeffer has her sights set on the 2014 World Games in Normandy, France. Ensuring the peak health of her horses is critical in the lead-up to that competition. Read article
September 2012 | Cydectin Triple Active Pack offers unsurpassed potency
Resistance to common drenches has become an issue for sheep producers. It can cause significant issues such as reduced productivity and even death in the affected animal. Read article
August 2012 | Virbac proudly supported the 2012 EKKA in Brisbane
On August 9 and 10, 2012 Virbac Livestock for the 3rd year in a row sponsored the prestigious beef cattle section at this years EKKA (Brisbane Show). 39 cattle breeds were represented with nearly 1400 animals from some of the most elite cattle studs in QLD and NSW up for independent judging. More info
August 2012 | Golf course discovery led to most significant advancement in animal health in past 25 years
One of the most significant advancements in animal health in the past 25 years can be traced to a 1983 discovery on a golf course in Victoria’s Mallee region. Read article
August 2012 | The importance of pre-lamb ewe management
Susan Swaney, Technical Services Manager, discusses the importance of pre-lamb ewe management at Hamilton Sheepvention 2012. Listen to interview
August 2012 | The importance of Drench potency
Susan Swaney, Technical Services Manager, discusses the importance of Drench potency at Hamilton Sheepvention 2012. Listen to interview
August 2012 | Cornell University study demonstrates value of trace minerals in dairy herds
Dairy cows injected with trace mineral supplements can return significant production gains, including a significant reduction in mastitis, according to new research conducted by the prestigious Cornell University in the United States. Read article
August 2012 | Study shows effective drenching increases weaner weight
A recent study funded by Meat and Livestock Australia has shown livestock producers can significantly increase the live weight of cattle with effective worm drenching... Read article
August 2012 | Disease WatchDog, Australia's national companion animal disease surveillance system is now mobile-friendly
Disease WatchDog is Australia's national companion animal disease surveillance system, an initiative of Virbac Australia and was founded in January 2010. Since then, Australian vets have recorded nearly 10,000 cases of disease. The project logs disease cases and outbreaks, maps cases on a site that can be viewed and communicated across the veterinary community and the public, and provides data for world-first university epidemiological research.
Now in our new improved mobile site, we also map media reports of disease outbreaks, can search centring on "my location", and we have improved mapping and other tools. This new site is available to the general public as well as veterinarians. Be aware of cases of disease and outbreaks - keep your pets safe. Visit Disease WatchDog
July 2012 | Effipro - The smart fipronil alternative
Fleas can cause serious health problems for you and your pet and now, Virbac has a solution to these nasty parasites. Effipro combines the globally respected active ingredient fipronil in an innovative pipette.
Effipro’s innovative pipette is yet another example of market driven innovation from Virbac and was developed with pet owners, to improve compliance and dosing accuracy, one of the biggest contributing factors to suspected flea treatment inefficacies globally. View the brochure
July 2012 | Dung beetles: the way of the future?
Princetown sharefarmer Leigh Mahoney should reap the benefits of introducing a colony of dung beetles into the future. Read PDF article
July 2012 | Beetles relish their dirty job
Luxury, for a dung beetle, is a great pile of fresh, wet cow poo. Yes, it takes all types to make a world - and dung bettles are a vital part of the diverse fauna that make the agricultural world tick. Read PDF article
July 2012 | Fertilising beetle ready for winter
A beef farmer has introduced the Colac district's firt winter-active breed of dung beetles. Jeff Middleton released a colony of 1500 bubas bison dung beetles on his Nalangil farm after winning them as a door prize at a beetle seminar. Read PDF article
June 2012 | Multimin can boost immunity following vaccination
A new study from the USA has shown that adding a mineral shot when vaccinating cattle can actually increase the effectiveness of the vaccine. Read article
June 2012 | New options in the fight against Parascaris
Recommending the right horse wormer for horses under two years old has just become easier thanks to two Virbac products that can now combat resistance issues and protect young horses against the deadly roundworm Parascaris equorum. Read article
June 2012 | Reintroduced dung beetle species benefits Australia’s largest beef cattle company
The reintroduction of a dung beetle species into the Barkly Tablelands region in the Northern Territory will deliver significant long term benefits for the Anthony Lagoon and Eva Downs Cattle Stations, both of which are owned by Australia’s largest beef cattle company, the Australian Agricultural Company. Read article
June 2012 | Soaring sheep meat industry means worm control top priority
While lamb prices are not at last year’s record highs, the Australian lamb industry is continuing to grow both at home and abroad. To maximise the opportunities the strong market presents, best practice worm control measures are essential, according to Virbac Australia’s David Anderson. Read article
May 2012 | Olympic hopeful receives Virbac Equine Management Scholarship
Virbac Australia has awarded its inaugural Virbac Animal Health Equine Management Scholarship to 18-year-old Abbie O’Brien. Read article
April 2012 | Cydectin LA saves time and labour costs for central Queensland cattle stud
Since introducing Virbac’s Cydectin Long Acting (LA) Injection to control worms and ticks in their cattle, central Queensland’s Wajatryn Pastoral Company and Droughtmaster Stud has saved significant time and labour costs, while giving their young cattle a better start. Read article
|April 2012 | Research confirms widespread resistance issues put cattle at risk of liver fluke|
Recent wet conditions are possibly set to contribute to an increase in liver fluke, a parasite that costs $100 million in lost production in Australian livestock industries yearly. Experts recommend that cattle producers in fluke-prone areas should be planning the autumn treatment of their herds now... Read article
April 2012 | Fluke Concerns Grow
AN INCREASE in the incidence of the harmful parasite liver fluke is likely now floodwaters have receded. Read article
October 2011 | Virbac Australia's launch of an innovative prescription ear medication for dogs with external ear infections.
This unique product is easy to use, extremely well accepted by dogs, highly effective and only requires treatment once a day for five days. Available from vets after a consultation and full examination of your dog, if your vet feels this is a suitable treatment for your dog's condition. Login for more information (vet only)
September 2011 | Penrith Site Re-Opening
The first day of Spring, sunny and warm well-timed to celebrate the re-opening of the completely refurbished offices at Penrith, attended by a number of Virbac staff including all staff based at the Penrith site. We were also honoured by... Read article
May 2011 | Virbac acquires 100% of shares in Peptech Animal Health Pty Limited
Peptech Animal Health Pty Ltd specialises in the development of veterinary pharmaceuticals that utilise proprietary technology in the control of animal fertility. Read article