Conserving biodiversity to safeguard our future
The new head of the Melbourne Veterinary School at the University of Melbourne, Professor Anna Meredith, says humanity's future depends on a balanced ecosystem.
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.
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.
Annie and the swans (not a band)
A bioscience PhD candidate discusses studying urban birds and light pollution and how she tracks the movements and behaviours of swans and pigeons.
Global food security under threat from crop and livestock diseases
Infectious diseases expert Professor John Fazakerley, of the University of Melbourne, on getting to grips with threats to global food security.
If your fur baby is too fat, you probably are too
Researchers think our dogs are too fat because we humanize them, which makes us want to feed them more. But this has an impact on their quality of life.
Close to the bone: The case for remodelling racehorse training
Racehorse training regimens are not giving horses' bones enough rest time, leading to poor performance and greater risk of deadly injuries.