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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. 6 February 2018 – Animal Assisted Therapy, Dogs, Homeless, Wellbeing

    A paw in need

    Therapy dogs have supported young people experiencing homelessness in a pilot being assessed by a University of Melbourne expert on homelessness and its causes.

  2. 5 February 2018 – Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, Sustainability, Water, Water Management

    How to prevent cities from drying up

    The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is a warning to the world, but University of Melbourne experts explain how it doesn't have to be this way.

  3. 2 February 2018 – Animals, Bacteria, Chickens, Dogs, Veterinary Sciences

    Raw chicken linked to paralysis in dogs

    University of Melbourne vets have found a link between eating raw chicken and a paralysing condition in dogs, advising owners to stick with regular dog food.

  4. 10 December 2017 – Cats, Christmas, Christmas Tree, Pine Needles, Veterinary Sciences

    Why cats obsess over Christmas trees

    Cats and Christmas trees equals one big playpen, but a University of Melbourne expert says it's the tree that will come off worst in the ensuing mayhem.

  5. 26 November 2017 – Agriculture, Animal Welfare, Climate Change, Disease, Farming

    The changing disease climate

    As climate change gives tropical diseases new opportunities to spread, University of Melbourne veterinary epidemiologists watch for patterns in animal disease.

  6. 21 November 2017 – Agriculture Technology, Drones, Farm Technology, Food Security, Robotics

    Farming the future

    From robots and drones, to microwaves and genes, University of Melbourne's agriculture campus at Dookie is tackling the challenges facing a changing farm sector

  7. 9 October 2017 – Agriculture, Architecture, Art, Education, Law

    The jobs of 2027

    In 10 years jobs we’re familiar with now will change; University of Melbourne experts look at how technology will revolutionise professions like nursing and law

  8. 30 August 2017 – Pets, Snake Bite, Snakes, Venom, Veterinary Sciences

    Mapping Australia’s snakebites for pets

    The first-of-its-kind Snakebite Map project, devised by vets at the University of Melbourne, tracks where and when our pets are being bitten around Australia.

  9. 23 August 2017 – Agriculture, Crops, Environment, Fertiliser, Manure

    The power of recycled poo

    A study, led by the University of Melbourne, finds that animal poo does a better job than synthetic fertilisers for many crops and reduces nitrogen pollution.