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Wolves Learn From Each Other Better Than Dogs
2014-01-31 07:52:25

Although wolves and dogs are closely related, they show some striking differences.

Harness For Guide Dogs Must Suit Both Dog And Owner
2014-01-02 09:26:41

A guide dog communicates with a blind person via a harness and its handle.

Tree Sparrows Recognize Foreign Eggs In Their Nest By Color And Shape
2013-12-11 09:23:39

Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have discovered that tree sparrows can recognize eggs deposited by other tree sparrows but do not always reject them.

2013-10-30 09:59:25

Listeria poses a significant risk to human health.

How Dormice Make Optimal Use Of Their Body Fat Reserves
2013-10-22 14:05:32

Edible dormice store considerable amounts of fat in summer. Their fat reserves are necessary for them to survive a long hibernation – on average 8 months – in underground cavities.

New Medicines Developed For Llamas And Alpacas
2013-10-18 11:02:37

Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) have developed an oral “paste” that can be mixed with drugs and used to treat camelids for a wide variety of diseases.

2013-10-08 11:26:44

Understanding how viral proteins are produced can provide important clues on how we might interfere with the process.

2013-09-18 15:43:41

Saving energy is important for humans and animals alike when resources are limited.

2013-07-19 15:43:59

A surprisingly large number of dogs suffer from hyperadrenocorticism.

2013-06-25 13:11:55

Until recently, horses were generally branded to be able to identify individual animals.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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