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2011-03-29 13:37:48

Low-cost removal of slurry solids also a creates a higher nitrogen to phosphorus ratio Manure has long been used as a crop fertilizer, but the challenge of finding an efficient use of the nutrients found in manure is ever present. The ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus in manure is low in relation to the nutrient needs of most crops. Therefore, crops tend to be overloaded with manure to meet the nitrogen requirement of agricultural crops, but the excess phosphorus from the process can damage the...

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2011-03-09 09:35:30

After years of experimenting with the feces of large cats, a team from the University of Queensland discovered that the feces of tigers is an effective deterrent in warding off animal pests such as goats and kangaroos from certain plants, Associate Professor Peter Murray tells AFP. "While such repellents are typically based on offensive smells like rotten eggs, blood or bone, using tiger poo came from the idea that "if you can smell a predator nearby you would probably want to go somewhere...

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2010-12-13 08:50:00

Study includes recommendations for parents and schools Primary school children who don't like eating fruit and vegetables are 13 times more likely to develop functional constipation than children who do, according to a study in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Drinking less than 400ml of fluid a day also significantly increases the risk. Dr Moon Fai Chan, assistant professor at the National University of Singapore, teamed up with Yuk Ling Chan, from the Hong Kong...

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2010-11-19 10:17:36

As experts gather in St Petersburg, Russia for next week's Tiger Summit, fewer than 3,200 tigers survive in the wild worldwide. More than half live in India, where they are spread over a vast area (100,000 sq km) of forest. According to Dr Yadvendradev Jhala of the Wildlife Institute of India, lead author of the new study: "Tigers are cryptic, nocturnal and occur at low densities so they are extremely difficult to monitor. Unless we know how many tigers are left in the wild, and whether their...

2010-11-17 22:11:35

Study examines estrogen concentrations in manure runoff There is considerable amount of uncertainty concerning the environmental impacts that animal hormones have on surface water. Higher concentrations of hormones in waterways have been found to cause physiological and sexual impairment in fish and other aquatic species. However, a study from the University of Delaware that examined estrogen concentrations runoff from agricultural fields fertilized with chicken manure found that it is as...

2010-10-19 07:30:00

PHOENIX, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- PoopDoc.com is at it again. This time with a political bid to get things flowing with no pain and no strain. Unlike many politicians running for office today, PoopDoc.com offers an outstanding record for producing relief. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101019/LA84411) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101019/LA84411) "PoopDoc for President. At least you'll know what's going to happen next," exclaims PoopDoc.com's newest...

2010-08-31 10:42:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of newly published clinical studies scientifically prove that Oxy-Powder® effectively relieves constipation in many patients. Human clinical trials of "Global Healing Center's" all-natural colon cleansing supplement, Oxy-Powder®, could spell relief for countless sufferers of constipation, says Dr. Edward F. Group III, the company's founder. The NIH estimates that in the United States alone, more than 4 million...

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2010-08-25 11:01:28

Blood hounds, cadaver dogs, and other canines who serve humanity may soon have a new partner "• disease detector dogs "• thanks to an unusual experiment in which scientists trained mice to identify feces of ducks infected with bird influenza. Migrating ducks, geese, and other birds can carry and spread flu viruses over wide geographic areas, where the viruses may possibly spread to other species. Reported August 24th at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society...

2010-07-06 07:13:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Poop, one of the funniest topics of all time, comes to life with "The Book About Poop - essential bathroom reading" gives those lucky enough to have a copy the chance to really enjoy a taboo subject. #2 is #1 in The Book About Poop! Enjoy funny, gross and sarcastic views on poop... as well as hilarious quotes. This book may actually help you think better by opening your mind with thought provoking questions such as "shouldn't toilet paper be...

2010-06-16 22:20:07

Not all patients with sickle cell disease receive laxatives after being treated with narcotics, despite recommendations from a collaborative panel of pediatric experts. These are the findings from a Nationwide Children's Hospital study examining patients from 29 pediatric hospitals, and appearing in Pediatric Blood & Cancer. Narcotic-related adverse events are the most common adverse drug events in hospitalized children and constipation is a frequent narcotic-associated adverse drug...


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2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

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2007-06-25 07:51:11

The Asian Palm Civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, also known as the Common Palm Civet or the Toddy Cat, is a cat-sized mammal in the Viverridae family. It is native to south-east Asia and southern China. It inhabits forests, parks and suburban gardens with mature fruit trees, fig trees and undisturbed vegetation. Most of its natural habitat is diminishing fast. The Asian Palm Civet is a nocturnal omnivore. Its primary food source is fruit such as chiku, mango, and rambutan. It also has a...

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