Canine and Equine Research Group
The Canine and Equine Research Group aims to increase our knowledge and understanding of the Canidae and Equidae, both wild and domestic, with a primary focus on improving health, welfare and management.
Collaboration is the key to our successful research ventures that focus around individual student research projects, pulling together expertise from a variety of specialty areas, and engaging industry professionals where appropriate.
Research collaborators include scientists from: the Animal Welfare Research Group (CSIRO, Chiswick); Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition (UK); NSW Department of Primary Industries; and Invasive Animals CRC.
- Canine Scent Detection
- Applied Nutrition
- Feeding Behaviour
- Working Dog Performance
- Human-Animal Interactions
- Health and Welfare of Companion Animals
- Applied Ethology
Dr James Butler - Adjunct
Dr Caroline Lee – Adjunct
Dr Alison Small – Adjunct
A/Prof Peter Fleming – Adjunct
Dr Guy Ballard – Adjunct
Brooke Kennedy – Improving Management of Free-roaming Dogs in Remote Indigenous Communities
Paige Matthews – Alpacas as guardians – how effective are they at protecting sheep?
Huw Nolan – Communication in Wild Canids
Lauren Humby – Pawsitive Solutions: Prison-based Animal Programs
Jane Clothier – Prematurity in Horses
Partnerships, Supporters and Community Engagement
- Department of Agriculture – Quarantine Detector Dogs
- Animal Management in Rural & Remote Indigenous Communities
- Tiwi Islands Regional Council – dog health program
- Backtrack – Paws Up