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
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.
The secret lives of farmed fish
Monitoring farmed fish using tags can provide important information, but it can also create welfare issues, finds a study including the University of Melbourne.
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.
Preventing racehorse injuries
Racehorse injuries can be prevented by careful practice for the horse and monitoring by veterinarians aided by imaging tech, says University of Melbourne expert
You wouldn’t hit a dog, so why would you kill one in Minecraft?
Violence against humans in video games has long been controversial – but what about violence against animals in games, asks University of Melbourne experts?
The life you can save
The University of Melbourne's Professor Peter Singer discusses why we should be doing much more to improve the lives of people living in extreme poverty.
How can we tell if an animal is depressed?
Professor Mike Mendl is developing new ways of assessing animal welfare that work to improve the wellbeing and conditions of all animals.
If we could talk to the animals
Animals, like people, are more productive when they are treated well; a University of Melbourne researcher finds it also benefits the people who work with them
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.