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Animals, Food & You

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

  1. 30 October 2020 – Biodiversity, Conservation, Extinction, Frogs, Threatened Species

    How do some frogs ‘rebound’ after disease while others perish?

    A new University of Melbourne-led study shows how some frog species survive infectious disease epidemics, and how this knowledge can direct wildlife management.

  2. 18 September 2020 – Cats, Coronavirus, One Health, Remdesivir, Veterinary Sciences

    Coronavirus in cats?

    Remdesivir may greatly benefit cats suffering from a deadly disease caused by a different coronavirus to COVID-19 says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 16 September 2020 – Conservation, DNA, Environment, Frogs

    Detecting amphibian pathogens in the water to boost frog conservation

    Frog diseases can be detected in environmental samples like soil and water finds an international team of researchers including University of Melbourne.

  4. 29 May 2020 – Climate, Decision-making, Risk Perception, Water, Water Management

    Water management? Yes, it’s personal

    Water-planning experts shows they have vastly differing risk perceptions, which may reduce the chance of innovative practices being implemented finds U

  5. 2 June 2020 – COVID-19, Global Health, Infectious diseases, One Health, Public Health

    The interconnectedness of human, animal and environmental health

    University of Melbourne experts say the One Health approach brings together human, animal and environmental health research to tackle some of our biggest issues

  6. 25 May 2020 – Agriculture, Climate, Dairy, Farming, Robotic Dairy

    Helping dairy cows to beat the heat

    Heat stress is a key issue for the dairy industry, but some strategies may help reduce the negative impacts on cows, finds new University of Melbourne research.

  7. 8 April 2020 – Animals, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Infectious diseases, Viruses

    Don’t blame the pangolin (or any other animal) for COVID-19

    Animals may be the original hosts for viruses such as COVID-19, but the causes of transmission to humans are our fault, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 29 March 2020 – Australia, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Food, Social Policy

    Our food supply has problems with equity, not quantity

    Shocks to our food supply provide opportunity to transform our food systems to be healthier, more sustainable and equitable say University of Melbourne experts.

  9. 14 February 2020 – Alcohol, Artificial Intelligence, Beer, Brewing, Robotics

    A robot nose for a true brew

    The aroma of beer is a key indicator of its quality, now new University of Melbourne technology can ‘sniff’ a beer to help brewers create top notch tasty brews.