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Animal Health in Indigenous Communities - current research and practices



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12 July 2010

AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) is a non-government, non-profit organisation that works nationally to improve the health and wellbeing of companion animals and consequently improve the overall health and wellbeing of remote Indigenous communities. AMRRIC is unique in Australia in terms of its leading roll and effectiveness.

Jan is a veterinarian and the Program Manager with AMRRIC which is based in Darwin. She will give a presentation about AMRRIC’s work in communities including collaborative research with various research institutions.

Rama is a veterinarian, biotechnologist and mental health researcher. Rama will be elaborating on the animal scabies research in Skin Pathogens Laboratory at Menzies and how AMRRIC have helped to facilitate with his sero-diagnostic assays for scabies diagnosis in dogs.

Presenters - Jan Allen & Rama Jayaraj