2014 News archive

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December 2014
Slow rate of croc mutation revealed in major Science study   View Summary
12 December 2014
CrocodilianCrocodilians, including the Australian saltwater crocodile, mutate at about a quarter of the rate of birds, new research has revealed.
November 2014
Sydney University Hosts Crawford Fund Fellow for 2014   View Summary
20 November 2014
Crawford Fund Fellow - Dinar HartawanDinar Hartawan, a veterinary virologist from Indonesia and the recipient of the 2014 Crawford Fund Fellowship, is based at the USyd Camden Campus.
Indonesia Veterinary Leadership - a unique and timely initiative for the veterinary profession   View Summary
20 November 2014
Indonesia Veterinary LeadershipTwenty-five young managers from Indonesia's veterinary services have just completed the pilot Indonesia Veterinary Leadership (IVL) course. This leadership course has been a fantastic success at many levels.
October 2014
SurgerySoc - Hand Tie Workshop   View Summary
23 October 2014
SurgerySoc WorkshopThe first SurgerySoc workshop was held on 25/09/2014 where hand ties were taught, plus a BBQ & some friendly competition.
September 2014
Dogs can be pessimists too   View Summary
17 September 2014
Dogs generally seem to be cheerful, happy-go-lucky characters, so you might expect that most would hDogs generally seem to be cheerful, happy-go-lucky characters, so you might expect that most would have an optimistic outlook on life.
Crawford Fund 2014 - Ethics, Efficiency and Food Security: Feeding the 9 Billion, Well   View Summary
11 September 2014
Crawford Fund 2014Food insecurity, poverty and hunger were recently the topic of conversation with students from the Faculty of Veterinary Science and Faculty of Agriculture and the Environment representing the University of Sydney at the Crawford Fund's 2014 Parliamentary Conference 'Ethics, Efficiency and Food Security: Feeding the 9 Billion, Well' in Canberra on August 26th.
Best way to train farm dogs has lessons for all dog training   View Summary
2 September 2014
Dogs provided with the best living conditions and kinder training methods are giving the best resultDogs provided with the best living conditions and kinder training methods are giving the best results in the workplace, according to a new study of farm dogs from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science.
August 2014
Reinvention on Change Management   View Summary
26 August 2014
Shashanna and 2011 LMC ClassShashanna Evans, facilitator of the Veterinary Public Health Management VETS7026 Leadership Managing Change and VETS7028 Leadership Skills courses, shares more about why online teaching with exceptional people from diverse backgrounds is a phenomenal experience.
Applying Change Management to Improving Smallholder Farmer Biosecurity and Animal Production   View Summary
25 August 2014
James treating a sick dog with Sharie Avisio in Luang PrabangCatch up with James Young as he shares how undertaking the Veterinary Public Health Management program helped him discover ways to improve animal health and production in Cambodia and Laos…
Study to look at link between pet abuse and domestic violence    View Summary
18 August 2014
Dr Lydia TongUniversity of Sydney vet Dr Lydia Tong has shown vets how to tell the difference between bone fractures caused by accidents and those caused by abuse.
The Dr John Holt Scholarship for Animal Welfare   View Summary
12 August 2014
Caring for animalsThe Dr John Holt scholarship for Animal Welfare has recently been announced. This scholarship will support an outstanding student in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, providing $6,000 per year for study in the DVM program.
New artwork for Faculty   View Summary
1 August 2014
Detail of Aboriginal artworkThis week, the Faculty of Veterinary Science unveiled two paintings by Aboriginal artists.
July 2014
Discovering how pandas browse   View Summary
23 July 2014
Panda in the snowRecent research by Professor David Raubenheimer and colleagues from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has discovered why pandas like to browse a selection of their favourite bamboo food.
June 2014
New scholarship offered for a rural student   View Summary
27 June 2014
rural student with chickenThe Faculty of Veterinary Science is pleased to announce The Swan Family Scholarship.
Scholarship - Koala Health Hub   View Summary
24 June 2014
Koala HubThe Koala Health Hub at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, is offering one full stipend (standard APA rates) and one top-up scholarship ($5000) to support postgraduate students in PhD studies investigating aspects of koala health.
Adventures in nutritional ecology   View Summary
13 June 2014
Professor David RaubenheimerOn Friday 6 June Professor Raubenheimer will present the JD Stewart lecture and outline from his research and that of collaborators what nutritional ecologists are discovering as they investigate how nutrients influence the relationships between animals and their environment, from an ecological and evolutionary perspective.
May 2014
Rewarding our donor cats   View Summary
8 May 2014
New Cat EnclosureIn the Faculty of Veterinary Science, we want to do the best for all animals, but sometimes there are special furry friends who need a little extra. Thanks to some hard work, dedication and passion, five very important cats can now enjoy luxury day accommodation and a greatly improved quality of life.
April 2014
Sydney named top destination in the world for international students   View Summary
29 April 2014
International studentsSydney is the most popular city in the world for international university students, beating more than 83 cities including London, Paris and New York to the coveted spot, a new global ranking reveals.
Call for action on harmful preservatives in pet food    View Summary
29 April 2014
Harmful Preservatives in Pet FoodContinually feeding your cat pet meat runs the risk of exposing them to a thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency and its associated serious health problems.
Helping Our Friends in Need - Inspired Feature   View Summary
9 April 2014
Animals in Need Fund The Animals in Need Fund at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science is helping cover the cost of much-needed veterinary care for pets from disadvantaged families, or stray & neglected animals & wildlife. INSPIRED feature.
March 2014
Supporting Veterinary Science Research   View Summary
28 March 2014
Sydney Veterinary School is the only Australian school to be ranked 5/5 for veterinary science research.
Old funds create new Koala Health Hub   View Summary
3 March 2014
Dr HigginsKoalas throughout NSW and potentially nationwide will benefit from the establishment of the Koala Health Hub at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science.
February 2014
America and Australia in partnership to save the Tassie devil   View Summary
26 February 2014
Catherine GrueberAn American zoo is partnering with an Australian university to save the Tasmanian devil in the wild.
Veterinary Vaccine Australian Volunteers   View Summary
4 February 2014
The Australian Volunteers for International Development program places skilled Australian volunteers in developing countries. The program is funded by the Australian Government.