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    Dr Tim Hyndman
    BSc, BVMS, PhD, MANZCVS (Veterinary Pharmacology)

    Lecturer in Veterinary Pharmacology

    About me

    Following graduation from the Murdoch vet school, I spent some time in rural mixed animal practice before returning to Murdoch to tackle a PhD in veterinary microbiology. I teach veterinary and biomedical pharmacology and my main research focus is centred on Australian reptile viruses. I also work part time as a private practitioner that sees exotic and small animals.

    Teaching area

    I co-ordinate and teach pharmacology to third year veterinary students and biomedical science students. In addition to this, I also lecture on animal welfare in Animal Systems II.

    Research areas

    My research interests are in the areas of veterinary microbiology, veterinary pharmacology and animal welfare. Most of my research time is spent working on reptile viruses. I am especially interested in reptilian disease outbreak investigations. I am also currently working with post-graduate students on Pasteurella multocida in buffalo and cattle, and also infectious diseases of quokkas.

    In veterinary pharmacology, my main interest is in pain relief, especially in cattle and sheep.

    I also work with a PhD student in the field of animal welfare, specifically looking at the welfare associated with shooting for feral animal control and commercial harvesting.

    Professional and community service

    I operate a diagnostic service for the detection of a range of infectious agents of reptiles, including but not limited to: Sunshine virus, ferlavirus, arenavirus (IBD), reovirus, adenovirus and herpesvirus.

    I am involved with the Chapter of Veterinary Pharmacology both as an Examiner and a member of the Executive Committee.

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

    I currently have three PhD students.

    1. Pedro Martinez Perez is investigating infectious diseases in quokkas.

    2. Ahmed Moustafa is researching haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS, caused by Pasteurella multocida) in buffalo and cattle from Pakistan.

    3. Jordan Hampton is working on the animal welfare associated with shooting for feral animal control and commercial harvesting.



    • Mansfield, C., Hyndman, T., (2013),Gastric Cytoprotective Agents,In: Canine and Feline Gastroenterology, Elsevier, pages 500 to 506.


    • Vindevoghel, T., Fleming, P., Hyndman, T., Musk, G., Laurence, M., Collins, T., (2019), Qualitative Behavioural Assessment of Bos indicus cattle after surgical castration, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 211, 2019, pages 95 - 102.
    • Lehmann, H., Musk, G., Laurence, M., Hyndman, T., Tuke, J., Collins, T., Bech Gleerup, K., Johnson, C., (2017), Mitigation of electroencephalographic and cardiovascular responses to castration in Bos indicus bulls following the administration of either lidocaine or meloxicam, Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 44, 6, pages 1341 - 1352.
    • Hampton, J., Edwards, G., Cowled, B., Forsyth, D., Hyndman, T., Perry, A., Miller, C., Adams, P., Collins, T., (2017), Assessment of animal welfare for helicopter shootingof feral horses, Wildlife Research, , , pages -.
    • Musk, G., Jacobsen, S., Hyndman, T., Lehmann, H., Tuke, J., Collins, T., Bech Gleerup, K., Johnson, C., Laurence, M., (2017), Objective Measures for the Assessment of Post-Operative Pain in Bos indicus Bull Calves Following Castration, Animals, 7, 76, pages 1 - 15.
    • Moustafa, A., Ali, S., Bennett, M., Hyndman, T., Robertson, I., Edwards, J., (2016), A case control study of haemorrhagic septicaemia in buffaloes and cattle in Karachi, Pakistan in 2012, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, , , pages -.
    • Alfonso, C., Amarasinghe, G., Banyai, K., Bao, Y., Basler, C., Bavari, S., Bejerman, N., Blasdell, K., Briand, F., Briese, T., Bukreyev, A., Calisher, C., Chandran, K., Cheng, J., Clawson, A., Collins, P., Dietzgen, R., Dolnik, O., Domier, L., Durrwald, R., Dye, J., Easton, A., Ebihara, H., Farkas, S., Frietas-Astua, J., Formenty, P., Fouchier, R., Fu, Y., Ghedin, E., Goodin, M., Hewson, R., Horie, M., Hyndman, T., Jiang, D., Kitajima, E., Kobinger, G., Kondo, H., Kurath, G., Lamb, R., Lenardon, S., Leroy, E., Liu, C., Lin, X., Liu, L., Longdon, B., Marton, S., Maisner, A., Muhlberger, E., Netesov, S., Nowotny, N., Patterson, J., Payne, S., Paweska, J., Randall, R., Rima, B., Rota, P., Rubbenstroth, D., Schwemmle, M., Shi, M., Smither, S., Stenglein, M., Stone, D., Takada, A., Terregino, C., Tesh, R., Tian, J., Tomonaga, K., Tordo, N., Towner, J., Vasilakis, N., Verbeek, M., Volchkov, V., Wahl-Jensen, V., Walsh, J., Walker, P., Wang, D., Wang, L., Wetzel, T., Whitfield, A., Xie, J., Yuen, K., Zhang, Y., Kuhn, J., (2016), Taxonomy of the order Mononegavirales: update 2016, Archives of Virology, 161, 8, pages 2351 - 2360.
    • Hampton, J., Adams, P., Forsyth, D., Cowled, B., Stuart, I., Hyndman, T., Collins, T., (2016), Improving Animal Welfare in Wildlife Shooting: The Importance of Projectile Energy, Wildlife Society bulletin, , , pages -.
    • Musk, G., Laurence, M., Collins, T., Tuke, J., Hyndman, T., (2016), Mechanical nociceptive threshold testing in Bos indicus bull calves, Animal Production Science, 57, 3, pages 576 - 582.
    • Hampton, J., Hyndman, T., Laurence, M., Perry, A., Adams, P., Collins, T., (2016), Animal welfare and the use of procedural documents: limitations and refinement, Wildlife Research, 43, 7, pages 599 - 603.
    • Hampton, J., Robertson, H., Adams, P., Hyndman, T., Collins, T., (2016), An animal welfare assessment framework for helicopter darting: a case study with a newly developed method for feral horses, Wildlife Research, 43, 5, pages 429 - 437.
    • Shilton, C., Jerrett, I., Davis, S., Walsh, S., Benedict, S., Isberg, S., Webb, G., Manolis, C., Hyndman, T., Phalen, D., Brown, G., Melville, L., (2016), Diagnostic investigation of new disease syndromes in farmed Australian saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) reveals associations with herpesviral infection, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 28, 3, pages 279 - 290.
    • Laurence, M., Barnes, A., Collins, T., Hyndman, T., Musk, G., (2016), Assessing and mitigating post-operative castration pain in Bos indicus cattle, Animal Production Science, , , pages -.
    • Hyndman, T., Musk, G., Murdoch, F., Maker, G., Whittem, T., (2015), The bioavailability of medetomidine in eight sheep following oesophageal administration, Research in Veterinary Science, 103, , pages 137 - 142.
    • Hampton, J., Hyndman, T., Barnes, A., Collins, T., (2015), IS WILDLIFE FERTILITY CONTROL ALWAYS HUMANE, Animals, 5, 4, pages 1047 - 1071.
    • Hyndman, T., Johnson, R., (2015), Evidence for the vertical transmission of Sunshine virus, Veterinary Microbiology, 175, 42827, pages 179 - 184.
    • Hyndman, T., Shilton, C., Wellehan, J., Davis, S., Isberg, S., Phalen, D., Melville, L., (2015), Molecular identification of three novel herpesviruses found in Australian farmed saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) and Australian captive freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni), Veterinary Microbiology, 181, 42828, pages 183 - 189.
    • Hyndman, T., Shilton, C., Marschang, R., (2013), Paramyxoviruses in reptiles: A review, Veterinary Microbiology, 165, 42828, pages 200 - 213.
    • Hyndman, T., Shilton, C., Doneley, R., Nicholls, P., (2012), Sunshine virus in Australian pythons, Veterinary Microbiology, 161, 42767, pages 77 - 87.
    • Hyndman, T., Marschang, R., Wellehan, J., Nicholls, P., (2012), Isolation and molecular identification of Sunshine virus, a novel paramyxovirus found in Australian snakes, Infection Genetics and Evolution, 12, 7, pages 1436 - 1446.
    • Hyndman, T., Shilton, C., (2011), Molecular detection of two adenoviruses associated with disease in Australian lizards, Australian Veterinary Journal, 89, 6, pages 232 - 235.