News Bites – 25 February 2021

News Bites – 25 February 2021

Spider named after heroic veterinarian    Scientists have discovered four new species of spider that live in caves under the Nullarbor Plain, and one of the new species has been named after veterinarian Dr Craig Challen – one of the caver divers who helped rescue...
Creative writing workshop for vet team members

Creative writing workshop for vet team members

If you’ve wanted to write creatively, but haven’t known where to start, this creative writing workshop could be for you. Led by award-winning author Tracy Sorensen, the workshop will run over two evenings in March. The emphasis in the first workshop is on writing tips...
Early age desexing of kittens encouraged

Early age desexing of kittens encouraged

A research study published in the journal Nature, found that whilst there had been a shift towards desexing younger cats, it also highlighted that many cats will have had opportunities to reproduce before they are desexed. Desexing of kittens prior to the onset of...
Dogs needed for canine cancer treatment trial

Dogs needed for canine cancer treatment trial

Biotech company PharmAust has put the call out for dogs to participate in a trial of its canine lymphoma drug treatment trial. As reported on the Small Caps website, PharmAust is testing the effects of their anti-cancer drug monepantel, and for the trial, they require...