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Aussie farmer’s sacrifices to study vet science

By   /  June 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Aussie farmer’s sacrifices to study vet science

Source: Massey University It was a big decision for John Spearpoint to leave Australia to study in New Zealand in his forties. John Spearpoint laughingly calls his decision to study in his forties a “midlife crisis”. “Some men buy a Harley Davidson motorcycle – I decided to go back to university,” he says. “It may […]

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Research explores how the management of feral cats can protect native species

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Research explores how the management of feral cats can protect native species

Source: Massey University Dr Kathryn Strang New Massey research hopes to improve the management of feral cats for the protection of native species. The study looked at a population of feral cats on New Zealand’s Ponui Island in the Hauraki Gulf to study their ecology and factors that should be considered to develop efficient control […]

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Kākāpō brain surgery a world-first

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, School of Veterinary Science, Tertiary Education, Vice-Chancellor, Wildlife Ward  /  Comments Off on Kākāpō brain surgery a world-first

Source: Massey University Kākāpō after world-first brain surgery. A young kākāpō chick has undergone life-saving brain surgery at Massey University’s Wildbase Hospital to treat a developmental problem of the skull, a world-first procedure, adapting surgical techniques from humans and other mammals.[embedded content] Known as Espy 1B, the now 56-day-old wild-hatched kākāpō chick from Whenua Hou/Codfish […]

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World Veterinary Day and the value of vaccination

By   /  April 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on World Veterinary Day and the value of vaccination

Source: Massey University A baby pukeko at Massey’s Wildbase Hospital This World Veterinary Day, Massey University researchers are highlighting the importance of vaccinations for the health and wellbeing of animals and humans. The day represents the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of veterinarians to the health of animals and society, with this year’s theme – […]

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Double celebration for mother-daughter graduates

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - Natural-environment, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Double celebration for mother-daughter graduates

Source: Massey University Courtney Davies and her mother Johanne Kahlenberg, who both graduated today in Auckland. Mothers and daughters share a lot. Courtney Davies and her mum Johanne Kahlenberg get the privilege of sharing graduation.  Master of Natural Sciences student Courtney Davies first set foot on the campus to return her mother’s text books to the […]

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Massey help for west coast rubbish clean-up

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Massey help for west coast rubbish clean-up

Source: Massey University Rubbish collected on the South Westland coastline. A Massey professor has been in the South Island’s Westland District to assist in the Fox Landfill rubbish clean-up. Extreme weather caused an erosion of an old Westland District Council rubbish dump beside the Fox River in South Westland on March 26. Rubbish floated downstream […]

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Massey brings EPICOH symposium to Wellington

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Health, College of Sciences, Conference/Seminar, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - Environmental-occupational-health, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, School of Veterinary Science, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Massey brings EPICOH symposium to Wellington

Source: Massey University The EPICOH conference is coming to New Zealand for the first time and has been brought here by researchers from the Centre for Public Health Research. Leptospirosis is a globally important multi-host, multi-pathogen disease which can be transmitted to humans from animals, with more than one million cases and 60,000 deaths annually. […]

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Model for improving campylobacter management

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - Food, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Model for improving campylobacter management

Source: Massey University Massey PhD student Jing Liao A refined model for understanding the source of campylobacter infections may be a key management tool for public health officials around the world. The pathogen campylobacter, which causes the gastrointestinal infection campylobacteriosis, is the most frequently notified enteric disease in New Zealand, according to the Ministry of […]

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Massey aids animals affected by Nelson fires

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Massey aids animals affected by Nelson fires

Source: Massey University Massey Veterinary Emergency Response Team members Michelle Fremaux, Professor Chris Riley, Patrice Palleson-Putt, Steve De Grey, and Neroli Thomson supports MPI animal welfare response to Nelson fires. Massey University Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT) has been assisting with animal welfare efforts at the ongoing forest fires south of Nelson. Under the management […]

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Bird bone streaming

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - Computer-science, Explore - Physical-sciences, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Bird bone streaming

Source: Massey University 3D digitised skull of a little bush moa from Auckland War Memorial museum. A new website for viewing 3D bird bones aims to make bird bones in museums more accessible for research and teaching. Massey University senior lecturer Dr Daniel Thomas has launched a new website, called Fauna Toolkit: Bird Bones for […]

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Help build the BVD Free business case and win

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Agricultural Experiment Station, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Agriculture/Horticulture, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Help build the BVD Free business case and win

Source: Massey University Challenge to boost campaign A national campaign to help fight bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) virus is incentivising farmers and veterinarians to engage by offering cash prizes to those who participate. The BVD Free Challenge 2019 is part of an initiative launched in July last year, led by Massey University and the National […]

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Godwits – the superheroes of birds

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - SCIENCES, Graduation, Graduation (Palmerston North), KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Godwits – the superheroes of birds

Source: Massey University Dr Angela Parody-Merino From the south of Spain to the heart of the Manawatū, Dr Angela Parody-Merino has come half-way across the world to study “the superheroes of birds” for her doctoral degree. Receiving her degree as part of graduation celebrations in Palmerston North earlier this month, Dr Parody-Merino has devoted years […]

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Projects funded to unlock student curiosity

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Awards and appointments, College of Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - Natural-environment, Explore - SCIENCES, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Projects funded to unlock student curiosity

Source: Massey University Shark Vertebrae, a locally-discovered fossil which students will be using to reconstruct the life and living environment of a fossil shark Massey University researchers have been given the green-light to co-create knowledge with Kiwi youth, with the announcement Unlocking Curious Minds funding. The projects include using aerial vehicles to explore jobs in mapping […]

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Seeking answers to energy-zapping disease in dogs

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Graduation (Palmerston North), KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Seeking answers to energy-zapping disease in dogs

Source: Massey University Dr Hayley Hunt. When Hayley Hunt left Massey after completing her Bachelor of Veterinary Science, she thought she was done with study, but last week she graduated with a doctoral degree for her research into a debilitating muscle disease in dogs. After working as a small animal veterinarian clinic in Whangarei for […]

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Massey PhD student wins Innovate 2018

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Awards and appointments, College of Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Massey PhD student wins Innovate 2018

Source: Massey University PhD student Chris Muller and his winning project Drone Ranger. Massey PhD student Chris Muller has won the Innovate 2018 competition for drone-based technology that has the potential to revolutionise the monitoring of animals. Innovate 2018 is a business competition where entrepreneurs have the chance to pitch to potential investors to create […]

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Massey de-sexing clinic receives national award

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Awards and appointments, College of Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Massey de-sexing clinic receives national award

Source: Massey University (Left) Dr Carolyn Gates with the 500th patient and Bachelor of Veterinary Science students Emily Ball and Juyoung Park. A de-sexing programme run by Massey University and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has won a national award for its clinic which combines teaching and a community-service.  The […]

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‘Wormy lambs’ video takes out national award

By   /  September 28, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - SCIENCES, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on ‘Wormy lambs’ video takes out national award

Source: Massey University Massey University PhD student Seer Ikurio Massey University PhD student Seer Ikurio has won a Royal Society Te Apārangi award for his video about lambs and worms. Mr Ikurio won the Future Leader Award as part of the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Researcher video competition – 180 Seconds of Discovery. […]

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‘Cheesy maths’ the whey to go for 3MT winner

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Awards and appointments, College of Health, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - Engineering, Explore - Nursing, Explore - SCIENCES, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, School of Nursing, School of Veterinary Science, Tertiary Education, Uni News  /  Comments Off on ‘Cheesy maths’ the whey to go for 3MT winner

Source: Massey University Doctoral 3MT winner Meghan Keck with judges; Palmerston North City Councillor Leonie Hapeta, Associate Professor Tracy Riley, Dean Research, and Professor Emeritus Graeme Fraser. (photo credit/Alexis Boniface) The complex science and engineering behind getting the right consistency in cheese-making took out the top honours in Massey University’s doctoral Three Minute Thesis (3MT) […]

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500th surgery for de-sexing programme

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on 500th surgery for de-sexing programme

Source: Massey University (left) Dr Carolyn Gates with the 500th patient and Bachelor of Veterinary Science students Emily Ball and Juyoung Park. A Massey University programme that has been providing discounted de-sexing surgeries for community service card holders reached an impressive milestone of 500 surgeries. The clinics have been running on Saturdays and Sundays at […]

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First Kiwi recipient of international dairy award

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, Agriculture/Horticulture, Awards and appointments, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - Food, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on First Kiwi recipient of international dairy award

Source: Massey University Professor Harjinder Singh American Dairy Science Association past president, Karen Schmidt. Massey University Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh has become the first New Zealander to receive the 2018 American Dairy Science Association Distinguished Service Award. The Riddet Institute director received the award on June 25 during a ceremony at the American Dairy Science […]

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