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Scientists Clone Kashmir Goat
2012-03-16 07:33:18

Scientists and researchers at Sker-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) have successfully cloned a rare Pashmina goat. They named the goat Noori, which means “Light” in Arabic. The animal was born on March 9 and remains in good health and is growing. Dr. Riyaz Ahmad Shah of SKUAST´s Department of Animal Biotechnology told the Indian Express, “This is a great scientific achievement in the field of veterinary sciences. This is the...

2012-03-08 11:00:00

Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research and Water and Health Expert, Talks about the Latest Pet Health and Dog Dry Eye Discoveries. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research and host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, has been researching dry eye and eye hydration for two decades. A lifelong pet owner, she is aware that "dog dry eye" (also known as KCS or kerato-conjunctivitis sicca) can pose a serious health risk to pets and...

2012-01-02 15:30:00

Dog bite-related fatalities have always been exceedingly rare, yet they can attract the kind of publicity that creates an impression they are more prevalent than they actually are. NCRC is currently investigating 31 incidents in a dog population of over 78 million that occurred during 2011 that may qualify as dog bite-related fatalities. A final tally is subject to change as a result of NCRC investigations.* A number of cases have very little information available as they remain the subject...

2011-12-31 08:00:00

Continental Kennel Club (CKC) announces a new partnership with PetFirst Healthcare which will extend medical and life insurance benefits to puppies and dogs registered with CKC beginning in January 2012. Livingston, LA (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 Continental Kennel Club (CKC) announces a new partnership with PetFirst Healthcare which will extend medical and life insurance benefits to puppies and dogs registered with CKC beginning in January 2012. All CKC registration packages will now include...


Latest Breeding Reference Libraries

Clun Forest Sheep
2014-09-23 08:05:26

The Clun Forest sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in and named after the Clun Forest area of Shropshire. The first record of this breed was written in 1803 by Reverend Joseph Plymley, who wrote about its appearance. In 1873 Youatt wrote of the same characteristics, but also stated that the breed was changing quickly due to crossbreeding with many local breeds including the Longmynd and the Shropshire sheep. The Clun Forest Sheep Breeders Society was established in 1925...

Border Leicester
2014-09-22 09:07:27

The border Leicester is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England in 1767. The breed was named after the area in which it was developed and from the foundation stock of Dishley Leicester that was used in its development. It became a common breed in the United Kingdom by the nineteenth century and it has been exported to other countries including the United State, Canada, India, South Africa, Japan, Russia, and Australia. The border Leicester varies in weight depending upon the...

Barbados Blackbelly Sheep
2014-09-22 08:17:04

The Barbados black belly sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean, although it has been found to have some African ancestry. The USDA imported a small flock of this breed in 1904 for the purpose of scientific study and there are now two distinct breeds, creating some confusion with the names. The purebred Barbados blackbelly sheep has no horns, but a popular crossbreed known as the Barbado is known for its black horns. The name of this...

Romeldale
2014-09-22 08:03:38

The Romeldale, also known as the California variegated mutant or CVM, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in the United States. Its name refers to the breeds that were used in its development, known as the Rambouillet and the Romney, while the term CVM is used to refer to derivative individuals that hold a rare coloration. This breed was developed by A.T. Spencer during the twentieth century. Spencer crossbred Romney rams with his Rambouillet ewes in order to produce a breed that had...

Alpines Steinschaf
2014-09-16 09:26:07

The Alpines Steinschaf is a breed of domestic sheep that is located in the Southern Alps of Germany and Eastern Alps of Austria. This breed is one of four in the Steinschaf group, which is thought to be derived from the Zaupelschaf type which lived during the medieval period or the Torschaf, which is older than the Zaupelschaf. This most likely makes the Alpines Steinschaf the oldest breed of sheep in the eastern Alps. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Alpines Stinschaf could...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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