Animals, Food & You
Veterinary treatment and research, animal health and welfare, the science and economics of food production and farming.
Lead from ammunition is a threat to everyone's health
Ammunition is a major source of environmental lead pollution; alternatives could be used to protect Australian wildlife, says a University of Melbourne expert
How do organic and non-organic foods influence our gut microbiome?
A University of Melbourne review into how organic and conventionally farmed foods affect the gut microbiome found mixed results, indicating more research needed
I’m an animal … get me out of here!
Australia needs national legislation to better protect the welfare of animals that work in film and television, says a University of Melbourne expert
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.