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Global warming—a rising cost to Australia’s livestock industries

Worms, ticks and flies are just some of the parasites that cause health problems in Australian livestock. Now with average yearly temperatures on the rise, experts warn that parasite infection and disease is likely to spread and become more costly, […]

Hill’s announces 2017 Assistance Dog of the Year

Scout, a companion dog who supports a 17-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, was crowned last week Assistance Dog of the Year in a competition organised by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. The five-year-old golden retriever provides practical support to his owner by picking up dropped items, removing his owner’s socks, collecting […]

Mending dogs’ legs with bone regrowth technology

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Five years ago, UC Davis veterinary oral surgeons started using a bone growth stimulator to regrow jawbones in dogs. To date, they have successfully regrown nearly three dozen jawbones. Now, that technology has made its way to orthopaedic surgery, and […]

Australia’s hidden animal welfare crisis

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Across Australia, there are animals that are stressed, starving, homeless and suffering from disease—a tragic state of affairs that’s largely due to human actions. At this week’s Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference at Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre—which ends this […]

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