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2009-02-03 12:15:00

Researchers reported on Monday, that older mothers may do a better job raising their children than younger, less-experienced moms, amongst killer whales.The researchers looked over 30 years of data to find that calves born to the oldest killer whales were 10 percent more likely to survive the critical first year of life than calves born to younger mothers."Older mothers appear to be better mothers, producing calves with higher survival rates," Eric Ward of the Northwest Fisheries Science...

2008-09-30 13:00:00

Marine conservationists say they were unable to save a baby pygmy sperm whale found entangled in mangroves in Florida's middle Keys. The female calf was euthanized Monday after being transported to the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo, said conservancy President Robert Lingenfelser. The calf, about 13 feet long and less than 1 week old, was found dehydrated and starving with lungs full of water, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday, noting the calf was susceptible to infection. "Marine...

2008-09-11 15:00:40

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the sentencing of a West Virginia cattle dealer to six months probation. Shirley Rhodes of Sandyville, W.Va., was convicted of refusing to obey court orders that prohibited her from introducing animals into the food supply until the FDA had approved her record-keeping system, the agency said. The FDA said it initiated the case after illegal levels of drug residue were found repeatedly in calves that Rhodes sold for use as human food. U.S....

2008-09-08 12:00:19

Milk is a natural and is good for a body - if you are a calf. Although the American Dairy Board is paid millions to tell people that they must drink milk and eat dairy products, humans do very well on a dairy-free diet. Even the late Dr. Spock, the famous pediatrician, advised that children be raised without dairy products. Human infants need breast milk, not cow's milk. In fact, milk consumption is a cause of childhood onset diabetes (Type 1) and of anemia due to its interference with iron...

2008-09-01 15:00:21

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a reasonably fit, 61-year-old male who exercises several times a week by walking and the use of Nautilus equipment. I am 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weigh 170 pounds. I recently ruptured my Achilles tendon while jogging across a parking lot to my car in a futile attempt to stay dry during one of our frequent rain storms. How could this happen? I wasn't doing anything I haven't done many times before. I regularly use the calf machine and lift almost the full stack of...

2008-08-25 09:01:57

BELLEVILLE, ON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, announced today that its U.S. Animal Health business, Bioniche Animal Health USA, Inc., has been granted full listing by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for its premier immunostimulant technology for calves, Immunoboost. The addition of Immunoboost to the official OMRI list indicates that this biological product has...

2008-07-23 16:10:00

A U.S. team of researchers found that female bottlenose dolphins whistle 10 times more often than usual after giving birth in order to help newborns recognize their own mothers. These "signature whistles" are unique to each animal, allowing them to be used for identification. The highly social bottlenose dolphins use the signature calls to help baby calves in their first weeks of life. The calves encounter many adult females that they could potentially mistake for their mothers. "The...

2008-07-22 09:10:00

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. -- On a July morning just after sunrise, Frank Wesley "Wes" Williamson III, a third-generation beef cattle rancher, rides his horse through lush pasture with his cowhands, rounding up cows for pregnancy testing. The cowboys guide the herd of Brangus _ a mix of Brahman and Angus _ a mile or so away to a wooden holding pen built under the shade of a giant live oak. There each cow is sonogrammed by a team of veterinarians to check for pregnancy. Under the stark economics...

2008-07-06 18:00:16

By Erin Smith, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 6--ALAMOSA -- Like many agricultural enterprises, the dairy business is being hurt by soaring feed costs, according to the owner of an Alamosa landmark. The blue feed silos at what used to be the Alamosa Milk Company east of Alamosa along U.S. 160 are a landmark that dairy owners Gilbert and Barbara Fransen say have been used for navigation by at least one lost hiker. The Fransens moved to the San Luis Valley from Minnesota in 1985 when...

2008-07-04 00:00:28

PATIENTS with serious leg injuries and staff treating them will benefit from a new device developed in Yorkshire. The device mechanically lifts and support a patient's leg, allowing health staff safely to carry out a range of clinical tasks with a reduced risk of suffering back problems by repeated manual lifting of a leg in operating theatres and hospital wards. One type of sling used with the mechanism, devised by staff from the school of health studies at Bradford University, could...

Latest Calf Reference Libraries

British White Cattle
2014-07-12 11:57:42

The British White is a breed of cattle with a confirmed history during the 1600s but may have originated before that. Its exact origin is unknown but herds of the British White were found in Britain and Ireland dating back centuries. Original herds were kept in the Park of Whalley Abbey in the Forest of Bowland near Clitheroe. During the 1800s most of the cattle were transported to Norfolk and sold in small lots, mainly to nobility. In the early 1900s, only around 130 registered British...

British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

Belgian Blue Cattle
2014-07-09 14:37:46

The Belgian Blue is a breed of beef cattle originating in Belgium. It was developed in the 1800s by crossbreeding local cattle with a Shorthorn breed from the United Kingdom. It is quite possible that the Charolais cattle was also used in the development of the Belgian Blue. A modern breed of the Belgian blue was developed in the 1950s by Professor Hanset while working at an artificial insemination facility in the Liege province. The breed was introduced to the United States in 1978 by...

Australian Charbray Cattle
2014-07-09 12:40:07

The Australian Charbray is a breed of beef cattle that originated in Australia. It was developed by crossing the Charolais and Brahman breeds. Most Australian Charbray are about 75 percent Charolais and 25 percent Brahman. It is a large breed, very muscular with loose skin, possibly by being introduced to Bos indicus blood. It has a cream to light red color as an adult. The calf is usually born a light tan but will change to a creamy white in a few weeks. The Charbray is a hardy breed,...

Arouquesa Cattle
2014-07-04 10:20:33

The Arouquesa is a breed of cattle from Portugal and is in protected geographical status. Its range of habitat is restricted to the Northern Portuguese districts of Viseu, Aveiro, Porto and Braga. It is a small breed with the cow only reaching a height of about 48 inches and weighing between 790 and 950 pounds. The bull is slightly bigger at about 52 inches high and will weigh about the same as the cow. The color is a light brown, but the bull will be a little darker than the cow. There...

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.