Could marine mammals catch COVID-19?

It is widely accepted that COVID-19 virus spread from wildlife to humans, and studies are now being done on the risks to land-based animals through cross-infection from humans, (The Veterinarian, October 2020). The results of a study published recently in Science of the Total Environment have found marine mammals may […]

Founding chairman of Wildlife Australia announced

Ken Henry AC

Ken Henry is the founding chairman of a new organisation specialising in mobile wildlife hospitals alongside predator-proof sanctuaries to rescue wildlife and recover endangered species across Australia. Wildlife Recovery Australia (WRA) is a joint venture between two not-for-profits; Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital Ltd (BBWH) and Odonata Foundation (Odonata). “All Australians […]

Koalas’ bushfire care under the microscope

The world was shocked by images of animals fleeing last summer’s bushfires, or left homeless, injured and dehydrated in their aftermath, and the images that involved koalas were among the most heart-rending. It is estimated that tens of thousands of koalas died in the bushfires across eastern and southern Australia, […]

Eagle Post: Tom Donnelly reports from the US

In my last Eagle Post of August, I reported how veterinarians appear to have been run off their feet with increased demand for veterinary services during the pandemic. American corporate earnings updates support this trend. VetSuccess, a Toronto, Canada based veterinary metrics company, uses their Veterinary Industry Tracker to show […]

Tougher cruelty penalties have RSPCA support

The RSPCA has applauded NSW Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall’s push for harsher penalties for animal cruelty. Marshall said he will introduce a notice for legislation which would increase maximum financial penalties and custodial time under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, as well as new powers to ban […]