2013 News archive

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December 2013
Chancellor's Visit to Camden   View Summary
11 December 2013
camdenThe Chancellor Mrs Belinda Hutchinson and Mr James Flynn, Fellow of the Senate visited the Camden Campus on the 20th November 2013
Veterinary Public Health Management Newsletter   View Summary
11 December 2013
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First Blue Mountains koala sighting in 70 years   View Summary
10 December 2013
koalaOur researchers mapping local koala numbers are excited about the first koala sighting in the upper Blue Mountains in 70 years.
November 2013
Man's best friend an even better employee with fivefold return on investment   View Summary
1 November 2013
Image:Australian Working Dog Rescue IncWorking dogs make a considerable financial contribution to Australia's rural sector, providing an impressive fivefold return on investment.
October 2013
Paws in the Park at Camden   View Summary
21 October 2013
Annual Paws in the Park at CamdenOn Sunday, October 20th, University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden went outdoors to show local pets and their humans what they have to offer.
More food not the solution to malnutrition    View Summary
2 October 2013
Despite two decades of increased agricultural productivity there has not been a corresponding drop in malnutrition rates. Two new multidisciplinary projects at the University of Sydney hope to address this challenge.
September 2013
Board game created by students helps fight rabies in Southeast Asia   View Summary
27 September 2013
Children in Lipa City, the Philippines, testing the game.The United Nations is partnering with the University of Sydney to manufacture a board game that educates children in Asia about the risk of rabies, a disease that kills over 30,000 people each year in Asia.
2013 Veterinary Science Alumni Awards   View Summary
26 September 2013
alumniEquine specialist David Hutchins, television's Dr Harry, wildlife conservationist Russell Dickens, and global health pioneer Charles Mackenzie were this year's recipients of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences Alumni Awards.
July 2013
Paul McGreevy on the Role of the Whip in Horse Racing   View Summary
26 July 2013
Horse RacingVeterinarian Professor Paul McGreevy's talk on the use of the whip in horse racing will raise the ire of trainers, jockeys, connections and some of the racing writers.
June 2013
DNA analysis of a horseracing legend   View Summary
27 June 2013
horseA new chapter in the story of Phar Lap is about to be added by the University of Sydney as it leads an attempt to sequence the famous horse's DNA.
Ian Beveridge Memorial Lecture 2013   View Summary
26 June 2013
Mike NunnOne Health is an approach that recognises the links between animal health, human health and environmental health, aiming to improve all health through multidisciplinary collaborations. Veterinarians play an important role in breaking down the barriers between health disciplines and catalysing the multidisciplinary approach needed to address complex One Health issues.
Sydney Science Forum: The Hunger Goals   View Summary
26 June 2013
SSF HungerThe JD Stewart Lecture for 2013 will be presented by Associate Professor Robyn Alders AO and Professor Peter Windsor. Their presentation will focus on understanding complex links between a range of factors to help the world prepare for the challenges of feeding a growing population.
Veterinary Public Health Management Newsletter   View Summary
17 June 2013
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The University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospitals have partnered with Vetico   View Summary
11 June 2013
VeticoThe University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospitals have partnered with the team at Vetico, an innovative online Pet Health Community, to help advocate the educational and referral services offered by the hospital.
May 2013
Brave Bart Undergoes Double Surgery to Beat Cancer   View Summary
14 May 2013
BartMary Casey and Tony Lowe knew something was amiss when their beloved domestic shorthair cat, Bart, started circling in an unusual manner and occasionally stumbling as he walked. At 12 years of age, Bart had always been in excellent health, and was very popular in their Inner West neighbourhood.
April 2013
Faculty of Veterinary Science Alumni Cocktails Reception   View Summary
22 April 2013
Vet Science Alumni Cocktail ReceptionThe Alumni Cocktail Reception will be held as part of the annual Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Conference in Cairns. Don't miss a great chance to reconnect with your colleagues and former class mates, and learn more about faculty developments and alumni plans.
March 2013
Every dog has its day as Farm Dog Survey goes live   View Summary
25 March 2013
It is no secret that Australian farmers rely heavily on their working dogs to carry out stock work economically and efficiently. The value of these dogs was highlighted last year with the record sale of a kelpie for $12,000 at the Casterton Working Dog Auction.
February 2013
Veterinary Science Alumni Awards 2013   View Summary
22 February 2013
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Faculty of Veterinary Science Alumni Awards. The awards will recognise the extraordinary difference our alumni make in Australia and around the world. It is a wonderful opportunity to honour those graduates, whose contributions may go unrecognised.
Playing to win the fight against rabies - a board game that can save lives   View Summary
1 February 2013
In 'Dog Village' the aim is to successfully raise a puppy that wins the honour of being best dog in the village. It is a fun board game where players have to navigate obstacles and overcome challenges but in this case the players may genuinely be playing for their lives.