News: Animal Behaviour

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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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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How do dogs smell COVID-19?

A COVID-19 detector dog enrolled in the NOSAIS program led by professor Dominique Grandjean and Clothilde Julien from the Alfort Veterinary School (France)

How detector dogs are being trained to sniff out traces of COVID-19.

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Lab trials: Sniffer dogs training to detect COVID-19

Dr Susan Hazel

University of Adelaide researchers are working with international partners to train sniffer dogs to detect COVID-19 infection.

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How far away can dogs smell and hear?

Dog image

How far away can dogs smell and hear? Animal behaviour expert Dr Susan Hazel has the answer.

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