During the past decade a team of Australian researchers has undertaken a combination of surveys, genetic diversity assessments, and studies across the Northern Territory’s Top End. They have resulted in the discovery of a growing number of previously unrecognised vertebrate species endemic to Australia’s Monsoonal Tropics. Researcher Graeme Gillespie, from […]
While human-to-domestic-animal infections are currently regarded as rare and isolated incidents, there has been experimental clinical infection of ferrets with SARS-CoV-1. The recent AVA release acknowledged the present scarcity of PPE as one of the difficulties confronting practitioners in the current climate.
An international study published recently in Nature, and led by Mark Hindell from the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, relied on the simple principle of tracking marine animals to their food sources to identify Areas of Ecological Significance in the Southern Ocean. The result is an integrated map of […]
Artificial insemination is becoming common- place for Australian breeders, according to detector dog trainer and registered breeder of working German shepherds and dobermans, Kris Kotsopoulos. The modern breeding technique of freezing semen is used because it enables breeders to access genes that are normally unavailable, due to the original dog […]
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has prepared an advisory document offering guidance to help its members when talking with pet owners concerned about the risk of infection with the new coronavirus (2019 n-CoV), following the outbreak in China. It also calls on vets to urge owners not to panic because it is highly unlikely that they could contract 2019 n-CoV from […]