Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rabbits scientists’ bunnies

.DEAD IN DEMAND: Dr Glen Saunders is hoping researchers will soon introduce more effective biological control methods for rabbits.

DEAD rabbit’s liver.
It’s not the most appealing subject, but it is certainly in high demand at the Orange Agricultural Institute.
Residents who come across a recently dead rabbit are asked to contribute the carcass or liver to help researchers gain the upper hand in the biological warfare on the ferals.
By analysing the livers, NSW Department of Primary Industries scientist Tarnya Cox and her team are hoping to gain further insight into counteracting rabbits’ immunity to rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD).

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