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Perth Zoo Orangutan goes to Murdoch University

November 22nd, 2016

Pulang the Orangutan had a CT scan at the Animal Hospital

Pulang, a female Sumatran Orangutan from Perth Zoo underwent a CT scan last week at The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University (TAHMU) to investigate a nasal issue.

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Murdoch head scan for ‘shaky’ otter

July 26th, 2016

Murdoch’s computed tomography scanner checks

A Perth Zoo otter underwent a CT scan at Murdoch University recently, using high tech equipment after keepers observed him repeatedly shaking his head.

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High flying technology helping conserve WA’s threatened black cockatoos

June 20th, 2016

A black cockatoo part of the tracking project(Image courtesy Keith Lightbody)

In a world first, researchers at Murdoch University have teamed up with industry to track endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos in the southwest of Western Australia, using state-of-the-art technology developed in the Netherlands that will provide insight into threats to the endangered species.

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Murdoch student hooked on Paris Hilton procedure

November 19th, 2015

Fifth year vet student Nyssa Ross works on "Paris Hilton"

Fifth year veterinary student, Nyssa Ross, was inside the operating theatre as Paris Hilton was recently saved from a life-threatening situation.

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Researchers to track threatened black cockatoos at Murdoch University

August 26th, 2015

Forest red-tailed black cockatoos are being released and tracked at Murdoch University

Six rehabilitated forest red-tailed black cockatoos have been released into Murdoch University’s wild flock in an innovative tracking program.

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New tracking program for Baudin’s cockatoos

August 5th, 2015

A major tracking program for Baudin

Researchers at Murdoch University and the Department of Parks and Wildlife will be releasing nine rehabilitated Baudin’s cockatoos as part of the program and will track the birds’ movements through their range to breeding and foraging sites in the south-west of Western Australia.

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High-tech medical treatment for “Cuddles” the python

June 26th, 2015

Cuddles CT scan square

“Cuddles” the Reticulated Python from Perth Zoo underwent a CT scan this week at Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital under the watchful eye of a team of experts.

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Baudin’s cockatoos tracked for research trial

October 1st, 2012

Two rehabilitated Baudin’s cockatoos have been fitted with satellite tracking devices and released back into their natural habitat for monitoring as part of a trial research project.

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Newmont to fund black cockatoo health research

August 28th, 2012

Murdoch University is to receive $150,000 from Newmont Boddington Gold to help fund black cockatoo health research over the next three years.

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Cockatoo survival under threat

March 13th, 2012

Murdoch researchers are concerned the long-term survival of three black cockatoo species endemic to the south west of Western Australia is under threat.

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