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Veterinary treatment and research, animal health and welfare, the science and economics of food production and farming.

  1. 10 May 2021 – Agribusiness, Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Sciences, Horticulture

    Protecting Australia’s citrus industry

    University of Melbourne researchers have identified an Australian strain of fungus that causes citrus rot, calling for controls to protect the citrus industry

  2. 26 April 2021 – Animal Welfare, Dogs, Pet Health, Pets, Veterinary Sciences

    When money means a life or death choice for our dogs

    New University of Melbourne research finds many family pets are euthanised for economic reasons, when treatment is possible, but costs are too high.

  3. 18 March 2021 – Biodiversity, Conservation, Disease, Extinction, Frogs

    Hope for endangered frogs

    Some endangered frog species are recovering from a disease that has devastated amphibian species worldwide, shows a new University of Melbourne-led study

  4. 16 March 2021 – Australia, International Students, Poverty, Student Welfare, Universities

    Food for thought

    University students going hungry in Australia was a problem before COVID-19 – it’s time we had sustainable solutions, say University of Melbourne researchers

  5. 7 March 2021 – Animal Welfare, Bacteria, Dairy, International Women's Day, Vaccines

    Safeguarding Australia’s dairy herd

    New University of Melbourne research aims to develop a vaccine for Mycoplasma bovis mastitis - one of dairy’s major problems - using CRISPR technology.

  6. 22 February 2021 – Agriculture, Climate, Farming, Genetics, Heatwaves

    Helping crops survive heatwaves

    By understanding how extreme heat impacts plant genetics, University of Melbourne researchers aim to breed more resilient crops for a warmer world.

  7. 26 January 2021 – Avian Coronaviruses, COVID-19, Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV), Poultry, Vaccines

    What chickens can tell us about living with COVID-19

    The poultry industry copes with an avian coronavirus that can tell us a lot about tackling SARS-CoV-2 and future viruses says University of Melbourne expert

  8. 24 January 2021 – Animals, Anxiety, Pandemic, Pets, Self-isolation

    Life after the pandemic for your (new) pet

    As we start to emerge after lockdown, there are some steps that can help your pet adapt to life after social distancing says a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 7 December 2020 – Animal Welfare, Bones, Horseracing, Sports Medicine, Veterinary Sciences

    Preventing racehorse injuries

    Racehorse injuries can be prevented by careful practice for the horse and monitoring by veterinarians aided by imaging tech, says University of Melbourne expert