School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

Murdoch Associate Professor recognised for advancements in lamb meat research.

May 18th, 2018

A Murdoch University Professor’s role in developing an x-ray system for grading the quality of lamb meat has been acknowledged with an Award for Excellence in Innovation by the Cooperative Research Centres Association. Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Toxicology and Nutrition, Graham Gardner, attended the awards ceremony in Sydney this week as one of the key […]

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Wild dog control falls foul of meddlesome birds

May 8th, 2018

A new study from Murdoch University scientists has indicated that birds can significantly interfere with the effectiveness of wild dog baiting programs. Dr Tracey Kreplins led a pilot study into the effectiveness of canid pest ejectors (CPEs), which are spring-loaded devices that release a dose of 1080 into the mouths of wild dogs.

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Invasive tapeworm discovered in a Perth waterway

May 7th, 2018

Asian fish tapeworm (credit: Aileen Elliot)

An invasive tapeworm never previously recorded in Western Australia has been discovered in two feral fish species caught from a popular Perth lake by Murdoch University scientists.

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Shipwreck research unearths treasure trove of animal knowledge

May 4th, 2018

Research into accounts of Australia’s first scientific expedition to foreign lands could assist with modern-day efforts to conserve native mammals and marsupials.

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Researchers tap into fisher wisdom to support bream stocks

May 3rd, 2018

Clara Obregón with a black bream

If you have a passion for black bream fishing, Murdoch University researchers are seeking your views.

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Countdown to Malaysia for forensic students

May 1st, 2018

Malaysia delegation

Running investigations into disasters like explosions, hijackings and homicides on ships are among the skills that five Murdoch University forensic science students will hone in July when they visit Malaysia.

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500th rehabilitated black cockatoo released into wild

April 23rd, 2018

Forest red-tailed black cockatoo (Pic Keith Lightbody)

An endangered black cockatoo has become the 500th rehabilitated cockatoo to be released into the wild as part of a collaborative research project involving Murdoch University.

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Sunfish surprise Murdoch University researchers

April 16th, 2018

Murdoch University researchers have partnered with the Commonwealth longline fishing industry and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) to find out more about sunfishes around Australia.

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How our humble front yards are helping bird life

April 11th, 2018

New Holland Honeyeater (pic: Randy Moore)

New Murdoch University research has revealed that front gardens can be crucial habitat for native birds, and they don’t just have to be filled with native plants to be useful.

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An Australian mussel species is dying out… But does anyone care?

April 9th, 2018


The only freshwater mussel species in South-West Western Australia is in danger of extinction, Murdoch University researchers have warned.

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