Veterinary and agriculture sciences
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Climate, canola and coping with changing conditions
New University of Melbourne research has used ribonucleic acid (RNA) sequencing to understand the impacts of short-term heat stress on the productivity of canola plants, paving the way to the development of more heat-tolerant crops.
Using environmental DNA to help stop frogs from croaking it
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and University of Pittsburgh, USA have found that diseases that affect frogs can be detected in environmental samples like soil and water, helping conservationists in their efforts to address declining amphibian populations.
$2 million project to transform Dookie Agricultural College
Upgrades will be made to the University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus thanks to a $2 million funding boost announced today by the Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney.
New head lice treatment approved for use in USA
A new prescription head lice treatment, developed by University of Melbourne Associate Professor Vern Bowles, has been given Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, allowing it to be sold in the USA.
New study into the effects of bushfires on cattle and sheep health and welfare
In order to help farmers with the impacts of bushfires, guidelines for mitigating the effects of future fires on livestock and livestock businesses and protecting animals from suffering and pain are the focus of a new study launched this week.
Researchers call for rigorous wildlife surveillance to prevent disease outbreak
An internationally recognised standard for managing wildlife trade based on known disease risks should be established to prevent the outbreak of new infectious diseases such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus (COVID-19), experts say.
Work needed to reduce the negative effects of heat stress on Australian dairy cows, research reveals
Researchers have investigated the impact of heat stress in Australian dairy cows grazing summer pastures, revealing high temperature and humidity leads to a significant drop in milk production, but that this can be rectified through the provision of shade and more water troughs.
New project to help prevent spread of animal to human diseases
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to unfold, University of Melbourne researchers are joining part of a consortium of veterinary scientists established to train a new generation of ‘animal disease detectives’ in 11 countries across Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Microwaves put the heat on herbicide resistant weeds
The University of Melbourne is tackling herbicide resistance head-on thanks to the invention of a device by Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences’ Doctor Graham Brodie that uses microwaves to kill weeds and treat soil.
Dookie Day 2019: Planting the seeds of the future
The University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus will be open to the community, local industry, alumni and prospective students on Sunday 22 September 2019.
New $7 million project to use brown coal to reduce agricultural waste and pollution
An innovative new project by University of Melbourne academics will research the agricultural and economic viability of using brown coal to process agricultural waste into fertiliser, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and costs to farmers.
Professor John Fazakerley announced as new FVAS Dean
The University of Melbourne is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor John Fazakerley as its new Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences (FVAS).