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2011-07-29 08:30:00

Electronic ear tags are being used to provide an early warning system that will help farmers identify sick animals within a herd. The new system, being trialed by scientists at Newcastle University, tracks the feeding behavior of each individual animal, alerting farmers to any change that might indicate the cow is unwell. Using RFID (radio frequency identification) technology - similar to that used in the Transport for London Oyster card - each calf is 'clocked' in and out every time they...

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2011-06-14 11:05:00

As a gradually warmer climate emerges, researchers are observing flowers blooming sooner and birds breeding earlier in the year, but is it may also be affecting the breeding habits of larger mammals. A new study of the United Kingdom's Chillingham cattle, published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Animal Ecology, reveals climate change is upsetting the breeding habits of those cattle, specifically resulting in fewer calves surviving, The Telegraph is reporting. Examining 60...

2011-02-07 13:51:42

Women with PAD lose ability to walk short distances and climb stairs sooner than men Small calf muscles may be a feminine trait, but for women with peripheral artery disease (PAD) they're a major disadvantage. Researchers at Northwestern Medicine point to the smaller calf muscles of women as a gender difference that may cause women with PAD to experience problems walking and climbing stairs sooner and faster than men with the disease. The study was published in the February 2011 issue of the...

2011-01-31 09:08:00

ASSAM, India, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, five hand-raised, endangered elephant calves were moved from the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in Kaziranga to Manas National Park in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Implemented by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) and its partner organization the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the release is part of an ongoing effort to integrate orphaned elephants into wild herds in Manas. This critical work...

2010-12-11 00:00:57

SIGVARIS is a proud manufacturer of the "famous socks" that have kept Soccer Star Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima in the game by improving circulation and alleviating pain! Peachtree City, GA (PRWEB) December 9, 2010 SIGVARIS, the global leader of graduated compression garments and committed DVT prevention advocate, is proud to announce that superstar soccer player Ronaldo from Brazil has discovered the benefits of wearing SIGVARIS graduated compression socks during and after...

2010-10-19 12:57:03

The next time you feel your willpower slipping as you pass that mouth-watering dessert case, tighten your muscles. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research says firming muscles can shore up self-control. Authors Iris W. Hung (National University of Singapore) and Aparna A. Labroo (University of Chicago) put study participants through a range of self-control dilemmas that involved accepting immediate pain for long-term gain. In one study, participants submerged their hands in an ice...

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2010-10-19 09:35:00

As consumer demand for naturally raised beef continues to increase, researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered that naturally raised beef can be produced effectively for this niche market as long as a substantial premium is offered to cover additional production and transportation costs. Naturally raised beef is produced without hormones or antibiotics, whereas traditional systems take advantage of technologies the industry offers such as ionophores like...

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2010-09-03 14:17:26

Stephenville study compares conventional AI with embryo transfer By: Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife News Think you're uncomfortable in the extreme Texas summer heat? Try being an ovulating 1,200-pound mother cow. Studies have shown that heat-stressed dairy cows suffer from damage to their ovarian follicles. Moreover, the eggs produced by the damaged follicles may also be damaged, said Dr. Todd Bilby, Texas AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialist. Worse, after becoming heat-stressed, other...

2010-08-26 16:43:30

University of Illinois researchers recently discovered that feeding co-products and cornstalk residue in the winter can save cow-calf producers up to $1 per day per cow as compared to feeding hay. Feed costs continue to be the number one detriment to profitability in cow-calf operations. With feed comprising 60 percent of a producer's costs, any measures producers take to minimize expenses can make the difference between profit or no profit at the end of the year. "Most feed costs occur in...

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2010-07-16 10:15:00

When it comes to shoes, some women will go through hell for a pair of Jimmy Choos. But what effect does wearing high heels have on our bodies? Clinicians have known for a long time that if you hold a limb in a shortened position over an extended period, the muscles shorten. High-heeled shoes push our heels up, which made Marco Narici from Manchester Metropolitan University wonder whether wearing heels on a regular basis could shorten our calf muscles. According to Narici, there was some...


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2007-10-22 15:00:13

The Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), also known as the Great One-horned Rhinoceros, is a large mammal found in Nepal and in Assam, India. The rhino once inhabited areas from Pakistan to Burma and may have even roamed in China. But because of human influence their range has shrunk and now they only exist in small populations in northeastern India and Nepal. These rhinos live in tall grasslands and wetland forests, but due to habitat loss they have been forced into more cultivated...

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2006-09-25 17:28:09

Contrary to popular belief, the Rocky Mountain elk was not an animal of the plains that retreated to the mountains because of the encroachment of man. Elk always lived in the Rocky Mountains. Rocky Mountain elk currently inhabit the Rocky Mountains from central British Columbia and Alberta through Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, northeastern Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, the western portions of North and South Dakota. There are scattered populations...

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