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2010-08-30 14:04:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Selamectin, a widely used product that kills parasites in dogs and cats, is an effective treatment for fleas in pet rabbits, according to a Kansas State University research team. James Carpenter, professor of zoological medicine, collaborated with Michael Dryden, professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, and Butch KuKanich, an associate professor of anatomy and physiology. The team recently found that not only is topical...

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2010-07-29 09:10:00

Scientists have successfully used stem cells to rebuild bones and cartilage in rabbits, providing hope that the procedure might someday be used to naturally rebuild damaged joints in humans. The results of the study, which was completed by a team of researchers from Columbia University in New York, Clemson University in South Carolina and the University of Missouri, were published Thursday in the online journal The Lancet. They found that just a single compound--a growth factor known as...

2010-07-07 11:27:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer is a prime time for animals, especially cats, to contract the bacterial disease tularemia, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. Tularemia, which also can be a problem in spring and fall, is zoonotic, so it can be transmitted to people through bodily fluids or bites, said Brad DeBey, associate professor of pathology in K-State's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Cats typically acquire tularemia by eating infected...

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2010-06-01 09:10:58

Eating the meat of animals hunted using lead ammunition can be more dangerous for health than was previously thought, especially for children and people who consume large quantities. This is reflected in a study carried out by British and Spanish researchers that has been published by the journal PLos ONE. A team of scientists from the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), along with researchers from other British institutions and from the Spanish Research Institute on Cynegetic Resources...

2010-05-05 11:33:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of Product: Roberta Roller Rabbit Children's Kimono Robe, Lounge Sets and Slumber Short Sets Units: About 9,200 Importer: Roberta Roller...

2010-03-25 11:32:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Baby bunnies are cute and quite popular around Easter, but if you want to buy a live one, the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) urges you to first consider if a rabbit is the right pet for you. Many of the baby bunnies adopted around Easter are abandoned a few months later when the novelty wears off. "Rabbits can be affectionate, intelligent pets," says Mark Nunez, DVM, president of the CVMA. "However, as is true with any pet,...

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2010-02-17 10:21:52

An Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-developed method to safely and reliably mark termites and other insects over vast acreage so their movements can be tracked is just as effective as the previous method"”and more affordable. That's according to recently published research by ARS entomologist James Hagler, at the agency's U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center in Maricopa, Ariz., and his collaborators at the University of Arizona. They studied the movement patterns of the desert...

2009-09-18 15:07:28

Officials in Helsinki, Finland, said they have reached a deal with the city's zoo to feed nuisance rabbits to zoo predators. Helsinki's Building Services Unit and the Helsinki Zoo said lions, wolverines and vultures at the zoo will receive rabbits caught in the city's parks and green areas starting in October, the Helsingin Sanomat reported Friday. The zoo, which previously purchased its rabbits from Hungarian rabbit farms, said the deal represents a cheaper and more ecologically sound...

2009-09-17 17:06:04

British animal authorities said a puppy rescued from a rabbit hole was likely trapped underground for more than a week, surviving on condensation and body fat. Craig Brown, an animal control officer in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, said council workers digging in the town discovered the Jack Russell terrier, nicknamed Hope, trapped 4 feet into a rabbit hole, The Sun reported Thursday. Brown said the dog likely survived by licking condensation from the walls of the tunnel. The dog was very,...

2009-08-04 04:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco-born filmmaker, Amy Do, has a lot of experience shooting videos of furry, fun-loving creatures. After shooting her fair share of behind-the-scenes footage of Wookiees for the Star Wars: Episode III documentaries during her employment at Lucasfilm Ltd. on Skywalker Ranch, it was only natural that Amy move on to direct her own feature-length documentary - Rabbit Fever - a film containing similarly fuzzy subject matter. What is Rabbit...


Latest Rabbit Reference Libraries

Alaskan Hare, Lepus othus
2014-05-19 10:40:26

The Alaskan hare (Lepus othus), or the tundra hare, can be found on the Alaskan Peninsula and in western areas of Alaska. This species prefers to reside in rocky areas in their tundra habitat, resting in open areas rather than in burrows. It is most closely related to the mountain hare and the Arctic hare. Members of this species reach an average weight between 1.6 and 2.2 feet, with hind feet that reach a length of 7.9 inches. The hind feet are thought to help the hares move quickly and...

Appalachian Cottontail, Sylvilagus obscurus
2014-04-29 10:48:26

The Appalachian cottontail (Sylvilagus obscurus) is a species of cottontail rabbit that can be found in eastern areas of the United States. It prefers to reside in upland, mountainous areas at elevations between 2,001 and 2,500 feet. Its range extends from New York to South Carolina, where it resides in a number of vegetation species including greenbriar, blackberry, and mountain laurel plants. This species was recognized as distinct from the New England cottontail in 1992. The Appalachian...

Volcano Rabbit, Romerolagus diazi
2014-04-25 10:20:30

The volcano rabbit (Romerolagus diazi), known locally as zacatuche or teporingom, is a species of rabbit that can be found in Mexico. This species resides near four volcanoes within its range, including El Pelado, but its range is limited to only sixteen small areas. The majority of individuals reside at higher elevations grasslands or in pine and alder forests. The volcano rabbit reaches an average weight of up to 1.3 pounds and is the second smallest species of rabbit next to the pygmy...

Chinese Hare, Lepus sinensis
2014-04-25 10:15:41

The Chinese hare (Lepus sinensis) is a species of hare that can be found in Vietnam, China, and Taiwan. Its range includes the Chinese provinces of Anhui, Hunan, and Zhejiang. This species was first described in 1832 by John Edward Gray and was once thought to hold a subspecies known as the Korean hare, but this was later found to be a distinct species. The Chinese hare reaches an average body length between 16 and 30 inches and a weight of up to 4.3 pounds, with females growing...

Tapeti, Sylvilagus brasiliensis
2012-07-05 09:48:08

The tapeti (Sylvilagus brasiliensis) is a species of cottontail rabbit that can be found in Central and North America. Its other common names include the forest rabbit and the Brazilian rabbit. It is the only species in the Leporidae family found in the majority of its range. The tapeti is nocturnal and is a solitary creature. It can be seen foraging for browse and grass in forested regions, in human populated areas such as gardens and plantations, and near swamps and riverbeds. The tapeti...

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