Tag: University of Adelaide

Koalas’ bushfire care under the microscope

The world was shocked by images of animals fleeing last summer’s bushfires, or left homeless, injured and dehydrated in their aftermath, and the images that involved koalas were among the most heart-rending. It is estimated that tens of thousands of koalas died in the bushfires across eastern and southern Australia, […]

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 […]

SA gets first veterinary CT scanner

South Australia’s first veterinary CT (computer tomography) scanner, suitable for animals of all sizes, has been launched at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus. The new scanner is part of the university’s veterinary health centre and is available for clinical consultations for general public and referrals from other veterinary services. […]

New 24-hour veterinary emergency service for Adelaide University

A new team of vets and vet nurses has joined the Companion Animal Health Centre at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus, to staff a new 24-hour emergency veterinary service open to the public over weekends and public holidays. The 24-hour weekend and public holiday emergency service is available from […]

Call for new thinking on disease prediction and planning

A University of Adelaide scientist says much more could be done to predict the likelihood and spread of serious disease – such as tuberculosis (TB) or foot-and-mouth disease – in Australian wildlife and commercial stock. Corey Bradshaw and colleagues have evaluated freely available software tools that provide a realistic prediction […]