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Feline Roundworm, Toxocara cati
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Feline Roundworm (Toxocara cati) is a species of parasitic nematode widely distributed through cats and other felids. It is one of the most common nematode of cats. The adult worm is localized in the gut of the host. In adult cats, infection is typically asymptomatic, meaning there are no symptoms. However, massive infection in juvenile cats can be fatal. The adult feline roundworm may be brownish-yellow to cream colored to pink and may be up to 4 inches in length. It has a short, wide...

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2007-12-13 13:23:12

The Abyssinian is said to have originated from the breeding of an Egyptian kitten and an English tabby. The Egyptian kitten, Zula is believed to be the ancestor of all Abyssinians in Europe, the Americas and Australia; however it is likely that as many as three other Abyssinians have been mixed into the gene pool in America. It is one of the most popular shorthair cats in the United States, and it is rumored that there are still wild Abyssinians in some parts of North Africa. An...

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2007-01-19 12:34:51

The ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) is a wild cat distributed over South and Central America and Mexico. It has been reported as far north as Texas and in Trinidad, in the Caribbean. It can be up to 3 ft 2 in (100 cm) long, plus 1 ft 6 inches (45 cm) tail length, and weighs 20 to 33 pounds (10 to 15 kg). The ocelot is mostly nocturnal and very territorial. They will fight fiercely, sometimes to the death. This is most likely in territorial disputes. Like most felines, they are solitary,...

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2007-01-19 12:29:45

The black-footed cat (Felis nigripes) is a small wild cat distributed over South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana. Some are distributed into Zimbabwe. The habitat of this cat species is dry semi-desert and savannah. With an average mass of 3.53 lb (1.6 kg) it is one of the smallest living species of cats. Females have an average weight of 2.87 lb (1.3 kg), males 4.19 lb (1.9 kg). The head appears oversized relative to the rest of the body. The fur is cinnamon buff to tawny or off-white with...

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2006-12-26 11:07:01

The Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) is a New World cottontail rabbit, and a member of the family Leporidae. It is one of the most common rabbit species in North America. These rabbits are chunky red-brown or gray-brown in appearance. They have large hind feet, long ears and a short fluffy white tail. The bottom is hairy. There is a rusty patch on the tail. They can be found in meadows and shrubby areas in the eastern and southwestern United States. They can also be found...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'