The University of Queensland is set to help thoroughbred horse breeders combat a hairy caterpillar threat that causes horse abortions and is costing the Australian racing industry millions of dollars every year. 

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Osteoarthritis, OA for short, is a joint disease that affects people as well as dogs. OA can be as painful for our dogs as it is for us. In healthy joints, a slippery tissue called cartilage cushions the ends of the bones in the joints.  With OA, cartilage breaks down, causing pain and swelling.

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In Australia there are 76 pet insurance policies from 23 providers available to help you find the best health cover for your dog or cat. It can become confusing and we get lost in the terminology. Once the decision has been made, the financial burden of treating your animals can be relieved.

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Just like you, your dog’s safety is compromised when not wearing a seat belt in the car.  Unrestrained dogs can be distracting which can cause accidents.

Rules introduced in Australia in 2013 prohibit a pet being in the driver’s area of a vehicle for this reason.

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