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2014-04-25 08:29:25

NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT) ("BreedIT" or the "Company"), through its Israeli subsidiary, BreedIT Ltd., the exclusive worldwide license holder and distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions software for plant breeders and researchers, today is pleased to announce that the Company is scheduled to attend and present at the Growth Capital Expo 2014, the premier event in emerging growth company finance, being held at Caesar's...

Genetic Study Tackles Slow Plant Domestication Mystery
2014-04-18 08:06:55

By Diana Lutz, Washington University in St. Louis Domestication genes tend to be insensitive to the rest of the genome and to the environment. Could finding this subset of robust genes have slowed things down? “The Modern View of Domestication,” a special feature of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published April 29, raises a number of startling questions about a transition in our deep history that most of us take for granted. At the end of the last Ice...

Tiger Conservation Efforts Should Focus On Genetic Diversity
2014-04-17 04:27:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many tiger conservation efforts focus on the numbers of a population, maintaining the big cats’ genetic diversity is just as important, according to a report published on Thursday in the Journal of Heredity. "Numbers don't tell the entire story," study author Elizabeth Hadly, a professor in environmental biology at Stanford University, said in a recent statement. According to the study, because the tiger’s decline has...

2014-04-15 23:16:20

Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers the reasons to buy from a reputable breeder, and helps to outline the differences between puppy mills and local, small-scale breeders. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 News outlets have recently focused much of their attention on stories stressing the importance of the adoption vs. purchase of dogs and the consequence of knowing where one’s pet comes from. Many activists have stressed the significance of adopting animals from local...

2014-04-15 23:02:56

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups. CHF has provided a research grant to Dr. Clive...

2014-03-19 23:29:59

Lorna Grande, a Massachusetts veterinarian, has taken her passion for pups and created an educational website aimed at informing future dog owners about reputable versus unethical puppy breeders. http://www.PupQuest.org addresses simple but often-overlooked steps to find a healthy pet from a reputable source. Pittsfield, MA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 No law in the country prevents puppy-mill operators from selling sick and unsocialized dogs via the Internet to unsuspecting families. One...

2014-03-12 12:28:51

YARDLEY, Pa., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurological disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord of humans. The limited treatment options available, and fatal nature of ALS, have made the need for novel research approaches urgent. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140206/NE60551LOGO Dogs Go to Bat Against Lou Gehrig's Disease examines how veterinary researchers are studying a...

2014-02-26 16:20:24

Greyhound Package Express honors Veterans Advantage members with 40% savings on shipping DALLAS, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Greyhound Lines, Inc. and Veterans Advantage Inc. today announced a new special savings program for Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card members, honoring military and veteran families with a 40 percent nationally recognized discount on Greyhound Package Express (GPX), the company's expedited shipping service. U.S. Active Duty Military, Veterans, National...

2014-02-21 23:21:01

The Latest Pet Health and Dog Dry Eye Discoveries Reported by Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 "Dog dry eye," also known as “canine KCS” (kerato-conjunctivitis sicca) can pose a serious health risk to pets, especially in winter, reports water and eye researcher Sharon Kleyne, a lifelong pet owner. Kleyne offers some easy suggestions to help keep the eyes of house pets clear, healthy and well hydrated through the winter...

2014-02-21 08:25:45

Stryker Continues Rapid Innovation with a Second Generation Fully Visible Stent Retriever to Treat Acute Ischemic Stroke KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker announces the global launch of the new Trevo®( )XP ProVue Retriever. The Trevo XP ProVue Retriever expands the ProVue Retriever line with additional size and shape options for physicians. The Trevo ProVue Retrievers are the world's first stent retrievers with full-length visibility and are built on Trevo...


Latest Breeding Reference Libraries

Cumberland Pig
2014-08-15 11:16:52

The Cumberland pig is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Northern areas of England. It was once used for the meat industry, specifically for use in local delicacies like Cumberland ham or sausage, but it went extinct in 1960 after leaner meat became popular. It is thought that the breed was developed the course of a few hundred years in Westmorland and Cumberland. It was a close relative of the Old Yorkshire pig and had a heavy build that helped it withstand the harsh weather in...

Thoroughbred
2014-08-12 13:54:44

The Thoroughbred is a breed of horse that was developed in England during the reigns of King Charles II, King William III, Queen Anne, and King George I. The foundation stallions of the breed, two Arabians and one unknown breed, were imported in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and although nearly 160 Oriental stallions were used in its development, these three horses were the most prominent. These were bred to native mares from various breed, including the Irish Hobby,...

Tennessee Walking Horse
2014-08-12 13:49:36

The Tennessee walking horse, also known as the Tennessee walker, is a breed of gaited horse that was developed in the state of Tennessee in America. It was developed in 1790, when Canadian pacers and Narragansett Pacers were crossbred with American mustangs. The resulting horse was one with a smooth gait that was able to perform variety of tasks. Later, other breeds were introduced into the bloodline including Morgan horses, Thoroughbred horses, and American saddlebred horses. The foundation...

Suffolk Punch
2014-08-12 13:40:03

The Suffolk punch is a breed of draught horse that was developed in England to be used for farm work. The breed was first mentioned in writing in William Camden’s Britannia, which was published in 1586, and was noted as having a highly similar appearance to the modern Suffolk punch. Studies have shown that the breed is related to Fell and Dales ponies, as well as the Haflinger and it has remained relatively pure throughout its history due to the lack of need to change it. Throughout its...

Standardbred Horse
2014-08-12 13:34:30

The Standardbred horse is a breed of horse that was developed in the United States of America. It was developed for the purpose of trot racing, which became popular in America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Selective breeding began when breeders chose horses that would result in the fastest Standardbred horses as possible, including the Thoroughbred, Morgan, Hackney, and Norfolk trotter. One of the most influential early foundation horses for the breed was Hambletonian 10, a...

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