News: School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Studying veterinary bioscience online at the University of Adelaide

Christina vet bio student

Meet Christina, a University of Adelaide veterinary bioscience student studying remotely from Hong Kong.

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Survey: How do you interact with your cat?

Cat hug Image by Markus Lehmann via Pixabay

Animal behaviour researchers want to hear from people who own a cat to learn more about our feline friends and how we interact with them.

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Snakes need to stretch, scientists say

University of Adelaide animal behaviour student Harry Kent with Lizzie the pet spotted python (Antaresia maculosa). Image by Kenty's Wildlife.

Minimum enclosure sizes for snakes in captivity should enable them to stretch out fully, say animal welfare experts.

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What makes vets feel good at work?

Roseworthy vet students

Researchers investigate the positive side of veterinary work and what brings vets pleasure in their job.

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Scientists seek Pomeranian dogs to participate in new gene study

Pomeranian dog

Researchers are seeking Pomeranian and PomX dogs for a free and simple mouth swab to identify how widespread a defective gene is in the breed's Australian population.

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Lab report: COVID detector dogs start trials at Adelaide Airport

COVID dogs Adelaide Airport

Six dogs have commenced research trials at Adelaide Airport to determine the feasibility of deploying dogs to detect COVID-19.

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COVID testing: Use a Labrador instead of a laboratory

Detector Dog Quake

Dogs are being trained to detect COVID-19. And it turns out they’re pretty good at it.

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Going viral: What happens in a virology lab?

Biomedical sciences uni of adelaide

Virology labs help us learn all about viruses – but what goes on behind the pressurised doors?

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How are 'cute' social media videos encouraging the exotic pet trade?

Tiger cub by Jan Van welt from Pixabay

Researchers are concerned video sharing platforms could be contributing to the normalisation of exotic pets and encouraging the exotic pet trade.

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Roseworthy solar project powers up

Solar Farm Roseworthy

On its first day of full operation, the Roseworthy Solar Farm managed to offset nearly 90% of the connected campus electrical load.

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