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Millions of animals suffer, are mutilated or die every year for fashion items made of fur, leather and wool. Yet, new research commissioned by global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS […]

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Meat and dairy played a more significant role in human diets in Bronze Age China than previously thought. A new analysis also suggests that farmers and herders tended to sheep and goats differently than they did their cows, unlike in other parts of the world -- keeping cows closer to home and feeding them the byproducts of grains that they were growing for their own consumption, like the grass stalks from millet plants.

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With Pet Dental Health Month this August, the Australian Veterinary Association is reminding pet owners to book regular pet dental health checks with their veterinarian. Dental disease is one of […]

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Although cats have lived alongside humans for millennia, it remains a dogs’ world. This bias has historically bled into science as well. But now it’s time for cats to have […]

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Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has chosen the month of August as the month to launch an Australian first—National Tick Awareness Month for Pets. Timed to coincide with the beginning of […]

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Although cats have lived alongside humans for millennia, it remains a dogs' world. This bias has historically bled into science as well. It's time for cats to get their day, argues veterinary medicine experts. Cats, they say, have the potential to be a valuable model organism for geneticists, as the feline genome is ordered similarly to humans.

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Domestic dogs show many adaptations to living closely with humans, but they do not seem to reciprocate food-giving according to an Austrian study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. Researchers […]

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A rising number of Australian pet owners are pre-paying for their beloved pet’s farewell costs, according to national home vet visit booking service, Pawssum Mobile Vets, which has begun offering services […]

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A new University of Melbourne survey of horse welfare practices in racing, riding, sport and tourism will help to improve welfare for horses through policy and on-ground practices The survey is now […]

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Running the country’s sole goat-only practice, Dr Sandra Baxendell is focused on eradicating caprine arthritis encephalitis in Australia. By Kerryn Ramsey Not only does Dr Sandra Baxendell run a goat-only practice, […]

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