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March 2018
Australians support a whip ban in horse racing: poll   View Summary
27 March 2018
Australians support a whip ban in horse racing: pollAn overwhelming majority of Australians favour a whip ban - and most horseracing enthusiasts would not walk away - providing a strong incentive to stop the spectacle of whipping, which science shows does not increase wins.
Chocolate fixes everything - except your pet   View Summary
26 March 2018
Chocolate toxicityWe asked Dr Mara Hickey, our Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care expert, what are the signs of chocolate toxicity and what to do if you discover your pet has gobbled up your Easter eggs.
Indonesian immersion    View Summary
16 March 2018
Indonesian immersion Final-year Veterinary Medicine students, Tate Cowper and Evelyn Au have returned to Australia after completing a student exchange placement with Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia.
February 2018
Racehorses unaffected by Hendra vaccination: study   View Summary
8 February 2018
Racehorses unaffected by Hendra vaccination: studyA world-first study led by the University of Sydney has confirmed vaccination against the deadly Hendra virus does not affect the racing performance of thoroughbred horses.
Give chickens whole grain and feed 100 million people   View Summary
5 February 2018
Give chickens whole grain and feed 100 million peopleAdding whole grains to chicken food boosts meat production efficiency and could improve global food security. It's also likely to be good for backyard chickens, says Sydney scientist Amy Moss.
January 2018
I love a sunburnt country, not a sunburnt dog   View Summary
24 January 2018
I love a sunburnt country, not a sunburnt dogTo help keep your furry friend safe in summer we asked Dr Beth McDonald, our Veterinary Dermatology expert, tips and tricks to ensure your dog is sun safe. Just like us, dogs are susceptible to sunburn and they are also at risk of burnt paws.