Preliminary findings on a novel behavioural approach for the assessment of pain and analgesia in lambs subject to routine husbandry procedures

The identification and assessment of pain in sheep under field conditions are important, but, due to their stoic nature, are fraught with many challenges. In Australia, various husbandry procedures that are documented to cause pain are routinely performed at lamb marking, including ear tagging, castration, mulesing, and tail docking.

Animal welfare award for Sue Foster

Sue Foster

Sue Foster has received the 2020 David Bayvel Award for Excellence in Animal Welfare. The panel was unanimous in its decision and President of the ANZCVS Animal Welfare Chapter, Di Evans, praised Foster’s contribution to the field. “Foster has worked tirelessly for many years in highlighting the welfare issues associated […]

Vet Ethics: Taking protection against infection … from animals

Knowledge of the effects of SARS-CoV-2 on animals continues to emerge, albeit slowly. We already knew that the virus probably originated from bats, and may have passed on through an intermediary animal, perhaps the pangolin. We now also now that SARS-CoV-2 can infect pet cats and dogs and cause illness, […]

Bree Talbot heads Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital team

Bree Talbot

Sydney wildlife and exotic animal veterinarian Bree Talbot will join the team of specialist wildlife vets creating Australia’s largest mobile wildlife hospital. Appointed by the Board of Directors of Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, Talbot will lead the team of veterinary staff operating the soon-to-be launched mobile wildlife hospital. Currently under […]