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2014-06-25 23:04:25

Pet Companions will be delighted by the 18,000 Sq. Ft Facility’s latest upgrades, including outdoor spaces that dogs will love. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 My Second Home; Nashville’s Premier Pet Boarding, Grooming, and Daycare facility; recently invested $250,000 in their indoor and outdoor spaces, in order to provide even more accommodating features to the area. My Second Home was founded in 2004 by Dan Starko. The company was started when Starko noticed a fundamental issue...

2014-06-24 23:01:40

GrandeLASH™-MD and Grande Mascara Pair Together to Create The Ultimate Look in Natural Eyelash Enhancement White Plains, NY (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Grande Naturals, LLC is the leading provider of a specially formatted technology which offers a more natural and alternative enhancement solution for eyelashes. GrandeLASH™-MD has developed a lash conditioner, which is a safe formula containing many natural ingredients. GrandeLASH™-MD improves the appearance of eyelashes by advancing...

A Lesson From “Ant-stronauts” On The International Space Station
2014-06-24 03:24:15

Jessica Nimon, NASA A recent study on the International Space Station brings to mind Aesop’s fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper, and it is pretty amazing what we can learn from these industrious insects. The activities of a crew of ants that lived aboard the orbiting laboratory as part of the Ants in Space CSI-06 investigation are inspiring students and scientists alike. But the investigation has the potential to do far more than motivate; the data collected can teach us about...

Threatened Species Could Cope With Climate Change Better If Competitors Were Restricted
2014-06-24 03:03:15

Durham University Threatened animal species could cope better with the effects of climate change if competition from other animals for the same habitats is restricted, according to new research by Durham University. The Durham team studied the impacts of climate on the Alpine Chamois, a species of mountain goat, and the effects that domestic sheep had on the goats' movements. Observing the goats in the Italian Alps during the summer, the researchers found that Chamois tended to move...

2014-06-24 12:35:10

Twitter conversation at 2pm EDT @Action4IFAW; Tweet #IFAWQ to ask a question YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Join IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare on Tuesday, June 24 at 2PM EDT for a @Action4IFAW twitter Q&A session with IFAW Animal Rescue team member Kelly Donithan who led the seizure of 11 tigers, three lions, three bears and two wolves in New York...

2014-06-24 09:53:12

AGI The Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) announces an unusual paper in their journal PALAIOS that combines ‘forensic’ paleontology and archeology to identify origins of the millstones commonly used in the 1800’s. While all millstones were used similarly, millstones quarried in France were more highly valued than similar stones quarried in Ohio, USA. Over four years the scientific team located millstones by visiting historical localities in Ohio, then studied them and...

2014-06-23 23:02:19

PSA Sheds Light on Heartbreaking Truth About Puppy Mills and How to Stop the Cycle http://bestfriends.org/puppymills Kanab, Utah (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 While large cities like Los Angeles and Chicago have made major strides recently by banning pet stores from selling animals bred at commercial breeding facilities, also known as “puppy mills,” many Americans remain unaware of the problem. A survey released today by Best Friends Animal Society reveals that more than two in five...

Genetic Mapping Of Pig Whipworm May Lead To New Treatments For Autoimmune Disease
2014-06-20 11:20:38

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online According to an international team of researchers, a parasitic worm found in pigs could modify the human immune system to aid in the treatment of autoimmune diseases including inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis. The team consisted of 11 institutions from six different countries that presented the whole-genome sequence of the worm and published the study online in Nature Genetics. The human form of the whipworm infects...

2014-06-19 23:09:12

New Orthotic Features 100& Merino Wool, Offers Year-Round Support Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Footmaxx, a leading provider of hand crafted custom orthotics, has released its newest orthotic: ComfortmaxxTM, featuring 100% merino wool. Designed with premium comfort in mind, Comfortmaxx offers temperature and moisture control for year-round support. Merino wool helps keep feet warm in cold months, cool in hot months, and helps eliminate odor, all of which provides year-round...

2014-06-19 23:07:22

Turkey Vultures are in the news this week, causing problems for an airport in Nebraska. Bird-X explains why these birds are such difficult pests. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Reported on June 12 by Fremont Tribune, Fremont Municipal Airport in Nebraska, USA is currently experiencing a problem with turkey vultures. Bird-X, Inc., bird control experts for 50 years, explain a little more about these birds’ peculiar habits. According to the report, dozens of these large birds gather at the airport....


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Canchim Cattle
2014-07-14 11:50:01

The Canchim is a breed of beef cattle that originated in Central Brazil. Development began by breeding native herds with Zebu Cattle during the early 1900s. The Ministry of Agriculture imported the Charolais to Goias in 1922. In 1936, the cattle were transported to Sao Carlos to a farm on the Government Research Station. This is where the original Canchim was developed. Other breeding programs were initiated in 1940 with 64 percent Charolias and 36 percent Zebu and another with 64...

Camargue Cattle
2014-07-14 11:11:41

The Camargue is a breed of cattle native to the Camargue marshlands in southern France. It has existed in the region for a long time, mentioned in writings from Roman times. Estimates are the breed has been around for about 2,000 years and related to breeds that inhabit Asia and Southern Europe. The breed lives semi-wild in marshes and are tended to by herders that ride Camargue horses inhabiting the same region. They also share the area with wild boar, cattle egrets and flamingos....

British White Cattle
2014-07-12 11:57:42

The British White is a breed of cattle with a confirmed history during the 1600s but may have originated before that. Its exact origin is unknown but herds of the British White were found in Britain and Ireland dating back centuries. Original herds were kept in the Park of Whalley Abbey in the Forest of Bowland near Clitheroe. During the 1800s most of the cattle were transported to Norfolk and sold in small lots, mainly to nobility. In the early 1900s, only around 130 registered British...

Boran Cattle
2014-07-12 10:36:21

The Boran is a breed of beef cattle that has been in eastern Africa for over 1,000 years. The Kenyan Boran was developed from native shorthorn Zebu cattle in southern Ethiopia. The Boran Cattle Breeders Society has managed and bred the cattle since 1951. There were 454 ranches in the country that raised the Boran as of 2008. These ranches are part of five different types; group ranches, private company ranches, co-operative ranches, public company ranches and government ranches. The...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

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