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Abstracts: The ‘sustainability gap’ of US broiler chicken production: trade-offs between welfare, land use and consumption

In 2018, over nine billion chickens were slaughtered in the United States. As the demand for chickens increases, so too have concerns regarding the welfare of the chickens in these systems and the damage such practices cause to the surrounding ecosystems. To address welfare concerns, there is large-scale interest in […]

Tasmanian devils’ genetic diversity found to be robust

Research published recently in the journal iScience has found genetic diversity in insurance populations of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) is just as robust as it is in wild populations and confirms the effectiveness of captive breeding and management strategies. The study, led by researchers from the University of Sydney’s Australasian Wildlife Genomics […]

Abstracts: Seroprevalence of Coxiella burnetii in pig-hunting dogs from north Queensland, Australia

The causative agent of Q fever, Coxiella burnetii, is endemic to Queensland and is one of the most important notifiable zoonotic diseases in Australia. The reservoir species for C. burnetii are classically ruminants, including sheep, cattle and goats. There is increasing evidence of C. burnetii exposure in dogs across eastern […]