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Species Recovery Programs May Spread Antibiotic Resistant Genes To Wild Populations
2013-05-23 10:37:49

Public Library of Science Endangered brush-tail rock wallabies raised in captive breeding programs carry antibiotic resistance genes in their gut bacteria and may be able to transmit these genes into wild populations, according to research published May 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Michelle Power and colleagues from Macquarie University in New South Wales, Australia. Brush-tail rock wallabies are currently being raised in species recovery programs and restored to the wild...

2013-05-22 23:28:49

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company supports the AKC Canine Health Foundation for the seventeenth consecutive year. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Nestlé Purina PetCare Company continues its long-standing support of canine health with recent donations to the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) for the seventeenth consecutive year. Combined, the 2013 donations represent over $1 million and make a significant impact on the health concerns of all dogs. "Purina is proud to partner with...

2013-05-09 23:29:04

Royal Flush Havanese Reviews The Benefits Of Adding A Second Dog To The Family. Do The Positive Effects On Both Humans And Dogs Outweigh The Extra Responsibility And Costs. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Royal Flush Havanese reviews the benefits of adding a second dog to the family. Both humans and dogs reap many benefits. Of course there are twice the costs and twice the responsibilities, so is it really worth the positive effects? To understand the benefits, it is important to...

2013-04-23 08:34:44

Advanced Science Enables Improved Accuracy and Breed Coverage in Wisdom Panel 2.0® GERMANTOWN, Md., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- You think she's part Boxer, but it's anyone's guess why she has herding tendencies. Is your "Labradoodle" really the combination of a purebred Labrador Retriever and a purebred Poodle? Your Collie may look like a purebred, but is he really? For curious parents of mixed breed and presumed designer or purebred dogs, the guessing game is now over....

Paternal Cues Heavily Influence Mate Choice In Mice
2013-03-28 16:35:39

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Hybrid offspring of different house mice populations show a preference for mating with individuals from their father's original population Mate choice is a key factor in the evolution of new animal species. The choice of a specific mate can decisively influence the evolutionary development of a species. In mice, the attractiveness of a potential mate is conveyed by scent cues and ultrasonic vocalizations. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary...

Ancient Human Skulls Show Evidence Of Prevalent Inbreeding
2013-03-19 15:25:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although it is considered completely taboo in most modern societies, an ancient human skull found in northern China suggests inbreeding could have been prevalent among ancient peoples around 100,000 years ago, according to a report in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The skull — which was found at Xujiayao, a mountainous excavation site several hundred miles from the Mongolian border — contained an enlarged parietal...

2013-03-19 12:28:43

The March 19th Issue of The Food Journal Will Provide an In-Depth Analysis of Plant Breeding and What It Means for Farmers, Manufacturers, Grocers, and Consumers SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Not to be confused with or compared to genetic modification, plant breeding is an agricultural technology used for decades that might offer an abundance of affordable, tasty and nutritious foods for the growing world population, according to the March 19(th) issue of The...

2013-03-08 08:22:12

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sometimes people say he looks like a rug. Other times, he is mistaken for a teddy bear. However, if there's one thing certain about Kupo, no one would call him unpopular. With a growing audience for his Facebook page, this fluffy white puppy is rapidly becoming the next internet sensation, following in the paw-steps of his idols, Boo, the world's cutest dog, and Mark Zuckerberg's own dog Beast. (Photo:...

2013-03-07 16:27:12

Kupo the dog reaches 100k Likes on Facebook fan page SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Could Kupo be the next famous dog on the internet? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/CG73206) Sometimes people say he looks like a rug. Other times, he is mistaken for a teddy bear. However, if there's one thing certain about Kupo, no one would call him unpopular. With a growing audience for his Facebook page, this fluffy white puppy is rapidly becoming the...

2013-03-06 13:41:41

Research discovers that whether a female butterfly will mate with a male depends on the quality of his sex pheromones The mating success of male butterflies is often lower if they are inbred. But how do female butterflies know which males to avoid? New research reveals that inbred male butterflies produce significantly less sex pheromones, making them less attractive to females. The research was published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. If animals (and humans)...


Latest Breeding Reference Libraries

Highland Pony
2014-04-14 08:25:02

The Highland Pony is one of the largest breeds of pony of the mountain and moorland pony breeds. It is native to Scotland and the British Isles. Originally used as a work horse dating back to the 1880s, but now the pony is mainly used for driving, trekking and riding, but some are still used for working. Some breeders specifically develop Highland Ponies for packing deer from the mountains and limited timber extraction. Two types of Highland’s were originally bred, a small pony of the...

Hackney Pony in harness
2014-04-14 08:02:39

The Hackney Pony was developed by Christopher Wilson by using a Hackney Stallion and Fell Pony mares. By the 1880s, the Hackney Pony was established with the characteristics Wilson wanted to create. This breed was developed in a controlled private environment. They were first know as Wilson Ponies and kept outside year-round to develop toughness and endurance. This breed was used in the United States and Britain for pulling carriages in the late 1800s and early 1900s, but with the...

Gotland Pony
2014-04-14 07:45:27

The Gotland Pony breed is an ancient Swedish pony said to be descended from Tarpens but DNA indicates otherwise. The Gotland originated on the island of Gotland off the South-Eastern coast of Sweden following the last ice age. It is the only native breed to Sweden. Another name for this breed is the Gotland Russ which means a riding horse or charger. The Gotland originally were a  breed that roamed wild on the island, but today there is a semi-feral herd living on a 650-acre area in...

German Riding Pony
2014-04-13 14:41:25

The German Riding Pony or Deutsche Reitpony was bred by crossbreeding Welsh ponies, Arabians, Anglo-Arabians and Thoroughbreds. The breeding began in Germany in 1965 for use in child riding competitions. Initial attempts to produce a pony breed with Fjords and Haflingers proved unsuccessful. When Welsh breeds were added, the German Riding Pony became a distinct breed by 1975. In the 1990s an attempt to improve the pony with Trakehner, Hanoverian and Holsteiner blood was unsuccessful by...

French Saddle Pony
2014-04-13 14:06:49

The French Saddle Pony was developed in 1969 in France, as a cross breed from Arabian, New Forest, Welsh, Connemara and Thoroughbred bloodlines. Other bloodlines added later in the French Saddle Pony include Landais, Pottok, Merens and Basque. The pony was originally bred for children and small adults for riding. In 1972 the stud book for the breed was created, but the registry closed in 1991 to future crossbreeding. Today the pony can be found throughout France as well as being exported...

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