Exciting News - 2x Research papers published!
Ashley's honours thesis on Animal Health through the University of Sydney has been published in 2x leading scientific research journals!
1) The effect of manuka honey on second intention healing of contaminated and uncontaminated wounds in equine distal limbs.
Bischofberger AS, Dart CM, Perkins NR, Kelly A, Jeffcott L, Dart AJ.
Australian Equine Veterinarian, Volume 29, Issue 3, p 80, Aug 2010
1) The Effect of Short- and Long-Term Treatment with Manuka Honey on Second Intention Healing of Contaminated and Noncontaminated Wounds on the Distal Aspect of the Forelimbs in Horses. Bischofberger, A. S., Dart, C. M., Perkins, N. R., Kelly, A., Jeffcott, L. and Dart, A. J. Veterinary Surgery, Volume 42: p154–160 - 2012.
An Unusual Rescue!!!
Ashley often rescues injured, sick or orphaned animals through Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services. In September 2014 Ashley was called to rescue a very ill swamp wallaby on a remote island off Sydney's Northern Shore. She successfully captured the sick wallaby and escorted the wallaby back to the mainland on a private boat!
Protect our Oceans!!
Ashley works at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, presenting talks on the importance of marine environment conservation, including Shark awareness, Dugong, Penguin, Stingray and Great Barrier Reef protection talks.
She takes tours and boat rides in the Aquarium and helps with conservation efforts and marine rescues when possible. She believes educating the public about the beauty and importance of maintaing a healthy balance of life in our oceans will help to save our seas!
Taronga Zoo - A new chapter begins!
Ashley is very excited to announce her new role as Guest Experience Officer at Taronga Zoo with the Taronga Conservation Society, Sydney.
An Unlikely Encounter!
At Long Reef rock platform on Sydney's Northern Beaches, Ashley was teaching a high school science excursion when one of the students asked if possums normally lived on the rock platform! Wedged deep between 2 rocks was a little ringtail possum, cold and scared but otherwise surprisingly uninjured! There is no land access to the rock platform so the only way it could have got there is by being dropped by a bird of prey! Another hour and the tide would have risen above the point at which the possum would have been able to survive! Luckily Ashley was able to rescue this little guy, get him check over by a vet, care for him until he was strong and healthy and then release him back into the wild! All in a days work!