Ruminant livestock medicine and production (Animal health, farm economics, animal production)
Angus is a Senior Veterinary Consultant and Lecturer in Ruminant Medicine & Production with the Mackinnon Project, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne. Angus has been a veterinarian for 16 years, working in large animal practice in Victoria and overseas. He has worked as a consultant and veterinary researcher with the Mackinnon Project, the sheep and beef cattle farm consultancy service at the Melbourne University Veterinary School, for the last 10 years. In this role, he has worked with sheep and beef cattle farmers throughout Victoria in areas including herd & flock health, farm financial analysis, choice of enterprises, and animal nutrition. He is involved in research into herd and flock health on sheep, goat and cattle farms in south-eastern Australia, and consults internationally on agricultural development.
My research interests include applied animal health and production in development settings, focussing on ruminant health, production and nutrition; rural livelihoods and One Health; epidemiology; and whole-farm systems analysis.