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Abstracts: Coronavirus testing indicates transmission risk increases along wildlife supply chains for human consumption in Viet Nam, 2013-2014

Outbreaks of emerging coronaviruses in the past two decades and the current pandemic of a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that emerged in China highlight the importance of this viral family as a zoonotic public health threat. To gain a better understanding of coronavirus presence and diversity in wildlife at wildlife-human interfaces […]

Family of missing vet call for continued search

Lukas Orda

The family of a vet missing after the capsize of a live export vessel are calling for the resumption and broadening of the search. 25-year-old Mount Isa vet Lukas Orda is among 40 crew members missing from the Gulf Livestock 1, a vessel which capsized amid typhoons off Japan in […]

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.

Sniffing out alien invaders

Andreas Glanznig

A new suite of detection tools to identify the provenance of an invasive alien species is currently being developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide, supported by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions. Their purpose is to help future-proof Australia’s biosecurity system, and forensic chemistry is behind the development […]

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 […]