Animals, Food & You
Veterinary treatment and research, animal health and welfare, the science and economics of food production and farming.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
How a longing for ‘real beer’ turned a hobby into a career
University of Melbourne students can study the art and science of beer brewing, thanks to a passionate lecturer who brews his own English-style ales.
Are these Australia’s happiest dairy cows?
The University of Melbourne's robotic dairy is home to some very happy cows; they decide when they're milked, and even enjoy a back-scratch in the process.
Meet the cow whisperer
The University of Melbourne's own cow whisper is Kenny Oluboyede who oversees the award winning research robotic dairy at Dookie in rural Victoria.