The 2016 ANPA National Show is to be held at Latrobe University, Bundoora, 20 minutes east from Tullamarine Airport or 20 minutes north from Melbourne’s CBD. The show is on from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 July. The AGM will be held Saturday 23 July. Exhibitors must be financial members of ANPA or Clubs affiliated with the VSPF.
Members are reminded that Nomination Forms for Judges for the 2016 National Show in Melbourne are due with Chris Schutz by 31 Jan 2016. Your Forms for both Domestic and Overseas judges were included with your recent November Newsletter. Late Forms may not be accepted
The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has diagnosed the first WA case of PPMV1 in pigeons. The owner has lost 30 out of 130 pigeons and DAFWA has put a direction notice on the property to manage the spread from the property. The affected pigeons have significant neurological clinical signs. DAFWA has alerted racing pigeon federation and fancy pigeon associations in WA to encourage owners to vaccinate their pigeons. Australian Animal Health Laboratory has confirmed the strain as being identical to that previously isolated from Victoria.