School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

Pre-harvest sprouting experts to gather in Perth

September 16th, 2016

Genomic research will revolutionise wheat farming

The 13th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals will be held 18-20 September, and will address a common genetic defect in cereal grains.

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Survey indicates strong support for Kimberley coast protection

September 13th, 2016

Kimberley coastline

Research by Murdoch University indicates strong public support for protecting and conserving much of the Kimberley coastline.

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Vet student to represent Australia on meat judging tour

September 9th, 2016

Veterinary student Olivia Swan will represent Australia on a meat judging tour of  the United States.

Olivia Swan is one of five students traveling to the United States for a four week industry tour and to compete in three American meat judging competitions.

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Digital hub for Australia’s pets

September 3rd, 2016

Professor Peter Irwin

Researchers at Murdoch University have helped to build Australia’s first ever online health database for pets. VetCompass Australia, Veterinary Companion Animal Surveillance System, will be officially launched across the country today. With access to more information, the digital hub will make it easier for veterinary surgeons to diagnose and treat sick animals. Harnessing big data […]

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Tighter controls urged for manta ray tourism

September 2nd, 2016

Murdoch researchers are calling for tighter controls on manta ray tourism

A new study by Murdoch University has called for tighter control of the manta ray tourism industry at Ningaloo reef. Honours student Stephanie Venables and researchers from the Murdoch University Coral Bay Research Station developed a case study of manta ray tourism management in the region. Five dedicated manta ray tour vessels now operate daily […]

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Murdoch's $2.5m for better beef

August 25th, 2016

Murdoch researchers have been awarded $2.5m in funding to support Australia

Researchers at Murdoch University are leading two major research projects aimed at improving Australia’s beef quality. One project will seek to identify the ideal cattle feed to ensure that meat remains red and tender when it hits supermarket shelves. The second project will aim to attract the next generation of research graduates to further studies […]

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Opinion: To future-proof our crops from drought, look to the Australian deserts

August 22nd, 2016

Dr Steve Wylie with the Australian native plant in high demand

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Steve Wylie asks the questions of what can we do to future-proof our crops to help feed a global population expected to increase to 9.3 billion people by 2050

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Game of catfish and mouse in Pilbara river

August 18th, 2016

A lesser salmon catfish (Pic: Murdoch University)

Large catfish in a desert river in the Pilbara are eating native mice when available, Murdoch University researchers have found.

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Climate change may cause rethink for Ningaloo protection

August 17th, 2016

Southern view of Ningaloo Marine Park

A new study of the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park has found that further protection may be needed to shield the reef against the impacts of climate change.

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Warning after pathogenic tapeworm discovered in Australia for first time

August 10th, 2016

A specimen from the same group of tapeworms as the Pacific Broad

A highly pathogenic tapeworm never recorded before in humans in Australia has been found in a young boy from South Australia.

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