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Camels Discovered To Carry MERS Coronavirus Antibodies
2013-08-09 07:44:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As MERS Coronavirus continues to unleash its wrath in the Middle East, so far sickening 94 people and killing 46, researchers have struggled to find a source of infection. Once tying the SARS-like infections to pipistrelle bats, which carry a similar strain of the coronavirus, researchers now believe dromedary (one-humped) camels may be to blame. A team of researchers, led by Chantal Reusken of the National Institute for Public...

2013-08-07 04:21:28

PASAY CITY, Philippines, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Feed safety and its impact on livestock productivity will be the main highlight of LIVESTOCK PHILIPPINES 2013, the country's official livestock and feed expo which is set to take place on August 7-9, 2013 at the SMX Convention Centre in Pasay City. Over 200 exhibitors from 20 countries have confirmed participation. The expo will be opened by President Benigno S. Aquino III and attended by no less than 5000 professionals from...

Rare Przewalski's Horse Born After Artificial Insemination
2013-08-06 04:26:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The recent birth of a Przewalski's horse at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) has given new hope for the future of the rare and endangered species, which at one time was believed to be extinct. The yet-to-be-named foal is the first Przewalski's horse in the world to be born via artificial insemination, according to Emily Shenk of National Geographic. It was born at the Front Royal, Virginia campus on July 27 to...

2013-08-02 23:01:02

While Americans are reducing red meat consumption and shifting to alternative sources of protein, such as poultry and eggs, industry demand will remain steady as beef will continue to be a staple product for households in the next five years; although high feed costs have significantly cut into industry profit, these costs will decrease through 2018, aiding margins. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Beef Cattle Production industry in its...

2013-07-31 12:26:46

PINE BROOK, N.J., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elusys Therapeutics, Inc. (Elusys), a biopharmaceutical company developing antibody therapies to treat infectious disease, today released data from three recently completed studies of ETI-204 (Anthim) administered by intramuscular (IM) injection. ETI-204, an anthrax anti-toxin, is an investigational agent in late stage development for the treatment of inhalational anthrax infection. (Logo:...

2013-07-30 23:25:38

“China poultry vaccine market analysis” is the new market research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 China poultry vaccine market analysis is an invaluable asset for anyone who wants to invest in the poultry vaccine industry, to import into/from China, to build factories in China, to partner with one of the key Chinese corporations, or to compete in the segment. The report provides in-depth analysis and detailed insight into the poultry...

2013-07-30 12:30:51

NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SurePure, Inc. (OTCBB: SURP), a global leader in liquid photopurification, today announced that the Indian Food Safety regulatory body (FSSAI) has approved the use of SurePure's proprietary photopurification technology as an alternative process to thermal pasteurization for milk and other dairy products. This approval paves the way for the commercialization of SurePure's technology throughout India's fluid milk market. The Indian fluid milk...

2013-07-26 23:23:03

As the Winter chill takes full effect, Ecowool has a new range of knitwear that will keep even those that live in the coldest parts of the planet warm. (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Ecowool have an amazing range of the finest quality wool clothing and knitwear and now, they are updating their knitwear range, consisting of latest designs in contemporary and classic styles together with a wide range of new lightweight styles in possum and merino mix. They have an exclusive new knitwear range for...

2013-07-25 23:01:49

An article in the current issue of the journal Rangeland Ecology & Management provide a participatory method to develop indicators of plant and animal diversity that can evaluate many environments yet also be tailored to a specific habitat. The authors concluded that their method encourages group decision-making, and it easily and rapidly tests the response of biological diversity to grazing in an area. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 People have long believed that too many...

2013-07-25 12:27:37

Majority Of Trader Joe's Shoppers Agree Grocer Should Stop Selling Meat And Poultry Raised On Antibiotics YONKERS, N.Y., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll by the Consumer Reports National Research Center shows that 69 percent of shoppers who bought meat at Trader Joe's think the grocer should stop selling meat and poultry from animals routinely fed antibiotics, a practice that most experts agree threatens public health by promoting the spread of drug resistant...


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Hokkaido Pony
2014-04-17 11:01:25

The Hokkaido Pony is a breed of pony native to Japan. It is an old breed but very rare. It is most likely a descendent of the now extinct Nanbu, a military horse, but no confirmation of this exists. It is believed that the Hokkaido Pony was transported from Honshu by fishermen in the spring months between 1600 and 1800. The ponies were left in Hokkaido when the fishermen returned to Honshu in the fall. The fishermen would return in the spring with new ponies and also use the surviving...

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...

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