News: Animal Science
More than 35 percent of fish caught in the waters off southern Australia contain microplastics, and the problem is worse in SA - but many people in the fishing industry aren’t aware that we even have an ocean plastic problem.
New research on the trade of exotic animals explores the public health risks and the impact on animal populations and forest ecosystems.
In the sheep meat industry, the amount of intramuscular fat is a key indicator of eating quality, but can be particularly difficult to measure in lamb carcases, which are not individually graded.. until now.
Research led by the University of Adelaide has shown, for the first time, that the digestive systems of nectar-eating birds co-evolved with the nectar-composition in flowers.
Animal scientists have refined a test to more accurately detect viruses in koalas.
Minimum enclosure sizes for snakes in captivity should enable them to stretch out fully, say animal welfare experts.
Six dogs have commenced research trials at Adelaide Airport to determine the feasibility of deploying dogs to detect COVID-19.
Dogs are being trained to detect COVID-19. And it turns out they’re pretty good at it.
Virology labs help us learn all about viruses – but what goes on behind the pressurised doors?
Researchers are concerned video sharing platforms could be contributing to the normalisation of exotic pets and encouraging the exotic pet trade.