News: Animal Science

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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New research shows zoonotic virus prevalence in Adelaide's Grey-headed flying foxes

Grey-headed flying fox - Credit: Craig Greer

Scientists discover that the risk of lyssavirus transmission from South Australia's population of Grey-headed flying fox is lower than anticipated.

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Scientists gain funding to improve Salmonella vaccine effectiveness

Chicken laying

New research to improve the effectiveness of Salmonella vaccine in poultry, with aims to reduce the number of cases of human salmonella infection.

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Online puppy ads: Don’t get ‘catfished’

Puppies in trolley

Just like online dating, you're encouraged to be smart and ‘go with your gut’ when browsing and responding to online advertisements of dogs and puppies for sale.

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Scientists discover new species of turtle-headed sea snake

Emydocephalus orarius, or the Western Turtle-headed Sea Snake

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a new species of turtle-headed sea snake in Western Australia. 

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Does your horse cough? Perhaps it has asthma

Dr Surita du Preez is leading the study on asthma in horses

Could recent bushfires have increased respiratory distress in horses? Our researchers are investigating.

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Podcast: Koalafications for becoming a zookeeper

Michelle Birkett - Zookeeper

Animal science graduate Michelle Birkett talks about her dream job as a zookeeper in Sarah Holloway’s latest ‘Seize the Yay’ podcast.

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Restrained or unrestrained – Dogs travelling in cars set for a ‘ruff’ ride

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Researchers call for compulsory testing of in-car dog restraints and better education about the dangers of having pets loose in your car.

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