Animals, Food & You
Veterinary treatment and research, animal health and welfare, the science and economics of food production and farming.
Testing wildlife could stop pandemics in their tracks
The key to reducing disease in humans is proactive disease surveillance in animals; we already have the technology to do it say University of Melbourne experts.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dealing with separation anxiety in dogs
Separation anxiety in pets can seriously affect the quality of their life and their owner's, but you can reduce the risks says a University of Melbourne expert.
A question of quinoa
Traditional knowledge from the Andean peoples is inspiring University of Melbourne research on quinoa flowering and the development of future breeding programs.
How to avoid food poisoning this festive season
Food poisoning can ruin the holidays, but there are some simple steps to help stay safe and enjoy your favourite foods, explain University of Melbourne experts.