Restraint of Trade
Business owners, in an attempt to protect the goodwillof their business will often include ‘Restraint of Trade’provisions in employment agreements, partnershipagreements and sale of business agreements. ‘Standard’clauses are often used instead of tailoring a clause tosuit the specific circumstances Continue reading Employment law contracts – restraint of trade provisions
Australian veterinarians, nurses and wildlife carers are adept at hand-rearing orphaned native mammals. Various species of possum, wallaby, kangaroo, bat and glider have been successfully reared and released into thewild.
Any carer will tell you that once the novelty wears off, hand rearing is hard work. Often requiring feeds spaced one to two hours apart, their tiny charges require plenty of dedication and sleep deprivation.
But as Top End veterinary nurses Caroline Francis and Tess Cooper discovered, that’s not quite the case when it comes to raising an orphaned short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus).
The echidna in question, nicknamed Makka Pakka after a character from the ABC’s In the Night Garden, was found in the pouch of his injured mother who was rushed to the Ark Animal Hospital in Palmerston, just out of Darwin. Initially Makka’s mother received veterinary care, but it became clear that she was not responding.
“She had suffered from trauma including major injuries to her digging toes and her condition was deteriorating,” Francis said. “She was losing weight drastically and she reached a stage where she just unfolded her pouch and wouldn’t or couldn’t let him back in.” Continue reading Puggle in progress
Robyn Alders, who holds veterinary science degrees from the University of Sydney (1983-1985) and the Australian National University (1989) was made an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia on January 26 for “distinguished service to veterinary science as a researcher and educator, to the maintenance of food security in developing countries . . . → Read More: Australia Day honours for Alders and Jubb
Aims: To investigate whether green kiwifruit modulates the composition of colonic microbiota in growing pigs. Methods and Results: Thirty two pigs were fed the control diet or one of three test diets containing either cellulose, freeze-dried kiwifruit or kiwifruit fibre as the sole fibre source for 14 days’ study. A Ward’s dendrogram of similarity . . . → Read More: Green kiwifruit modulates the colonic microbiota in growing pigs
The brush tailed mulgara, a small carnivorous marsupial, was once common across the arid regions of Australia but in the past quarter of a century has barely been seen.
Predation by cats along with habitat loss and altered fire regimes had decimated numbers of the little known creature leading scientists to fear for the survival of the mulgara.
But new research by the WA Department of Environment and Conservation on Lorna Glen Station, a former pastoral lease and now nature reserve 160 km north-east of Wiluna, has found the malgara is enjoying a population boom.
The fury marsupial, about the same size as a house mouse, is a fierce predator killing its prey with a few quick bites to the head before peeling back its skin and consuming its brain and body. Continue reading Mulgara population boom after cat control
This study from the University of Padova, Padua, Italy, aimed at assessing the prevalence of poor rumen development, presence of rumen plaques, rumen papillae hyperkeratinization, and abomasal lesions in veal calves, and to investigate risk factors for their occurrence at the farm level. Within a wide cross-sectional study, a sample of 170 veal farms representative of . . . → Read More: Prevalence of gastrointestinal disorders recorded at postmortem inspection in white veal calves and associated risk factors.