Tag: excrement

Solving the poo puzzle

Although the international scientific team that won a prestigious Ig Nobel award in 2019 for research helped explain some of the reasons for wombats’ distinctive cube-shaped poo, the ability of the wombat’s soft intestine to, ‘sculpt flat faces and sharp corners’ in faeces continued to remain poorly understood. Recent research […]

Worms remain a public health risk as only half of Australians pick up dog poo in public

A survey which found that more than 1000 Australian dog owners found that only 56 per cent clean up after their dog in public is an important reminder to worm dogs regularly, according to a leading parasitologist. The study, conducted by Milbemax, found that men were worse than women, with […]