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2014-06-30 23:10:55

Vet Supply Source reminds all pet-lovers thinking of bringing home a new pet that June is National Adopt-a-Cat-Month. Wixom, MA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Vet Supply Source reminds all pet-lovers thinking of bringing home a new pet that June is National Adopt-a-Cat-Month. The company, a leading on-line vendor of products and medicines for dogs, cats, horses and other pets, hopes those potential pet owners looking to bring home a new cat or kitten will consider the many available for adoption...

2014-06-30 23:08:26

K9 Dog Park announces tax deductible campaign support of K9 Therapy Network, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization designed to assist people and their dogs, to be volunteers in the rewarding field of dog therapy. Escondido, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 K9 Dog Park announces support of K9 Therapy Network, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization designed to assist people and their dogs, to be volunteers in the rewarding field of dog therapy. The tax deductible campaign donations will allow K9...

2014-06-30 23:02:37

Best Friends Animal Society (http://www.bestfriends.org) offers tips for keeping pets safe this 4th of July weekend. Fireworks are terrifying for many animals, and run-away pets wind up in shelters across the country, making this their busiest time of year. Kanab, Utah (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 While humans are uttering “oohs” and “ahhs,” enjoying the 4th of July fireworks, many terrified dogs are digging under or jumping over fences, breaking tethers or even shattering windows in an...

Forelimb Bones Predicts Predator Style
2014-06-30 03:56:27

By David Orenstein, Brown University At the start of their research, paleobiologists Christine Janis and Borja Figueirido simply wanted to determine the hunting style of an extinct marsupial called Thylacine (also known as the "marsupial wolf" or the "Tasmanian tiger"). In the end, the Australian relic, which has a very dog-like head but with both cat- and dog-like features in the skeleton, proved to be uniquely unspecialized, but what emerged from the effort is a new classification system...

2014-06-30 12:28:32

--Superfish Also Launches Android Version of its first Mobile App, PetMatch, Connecting More People, on More Devices With More Adoptable Pets-- PALO ALTO, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Superfish, a pioneer in visual search technology, and Adopt-a-Pet.com announced today a new partnership that combines the power of the world's largest non-profit database of adoptable pets with PetMatch, the world's first visual pet search mobile app. The company also announced a new Android version of...

2014-06-30 08:31:32

Ashut Engineers of Kenya and SNV Ethiopia to manufacture and sell milk containers invented to help improve livelihoods for millions of smallholder farmers BELLEVUE, Wash., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Good today began the commercialization of an invention to help smallholder dairy farmers maximize the quality and quantity of milk they are able to sell. The invention--a container designed specifically for milk collection and transportation--will be manufactured in Africa and...

emperor penguins
2014-06-30 04:52:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In less than 100 years, global warming’s impact on the sea ice where emperor penguins breed will result in the loss of at least one-fifth of the species’ population, according to new research appearing in the June 29 edition of the journal Nature Climate Change. There are currently 600,000 emperor penguins living in Antarctica and populations in 45 known colonies are expected to increase slightly by 2050 before declining over...

2014-06-28 23:00:40

Dogs love to frolic in summer weather, but they can sometimes become dangerously overheated. Owners can help avoid life-threatening heat stroke in their pets by using Fresh Patch real-grass, disposable dog potties when it’s too hot for outside walks. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Fresh Patch—maker of the patented real-grass, disposable dog potty—reports that the sales of its product have increased significantly over the past two months, as temperatures have risen. According...

2014-06-27 23:04:22

ASPCA’s first-ever interactive mobile app provides pet owners with research-based tips and tools for recovering lost pets. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Nearly one-in-five pets goes missing after being scared by the sound of fireworks, thunderstorms or other loud noises according to recent survey findings. Because having the right information handy is key when the unthinkable happens, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has...

2014-06-27 12:23:57

ASPCA's first-ever interactive mobile app provides pet owners with research-based tips and tools for recovering lost pets NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly one-in-five pets goes missing after being scared by the sound of fireworks, thunderstorms or other loud noises according to recent survey findings. Because having the right information at your fingertips is key when the unthinkable happens, the ASPCA(®) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Gentile di Puglia
2014-09-30 10:16:58

The Gentile di Puglia, also known as the Italian Merino, is a breed of domesticated sheep that originated in the Tavoliere di Foggia plain of southern Italy. It was developed by crossbreeding Merino rams, first imported during the fourteenth century, with local ewes. During the nineteenth century further crossbreeding was conducted using imported Rambouillet sheep and Merinolandschaf sheep in the hopes of producing a breed with better quality wool. During the late twentieth century, when...

Galway Sheep
2014-09-30 09:49:31

The Galway sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Galway in western Ireland during the seventeenth century. It was developed after English Longwools were brought to the area, followed by the improved Leicester, which resulted in an early form of the breed known as the Roscommon. Both this type and the modern Galway breed highly resembled the improved Leicester. When the Roscommon breed society began to falter in 1923, it sought out Galway Sheep Breeders Society, later admitting...

Estonian Ruhnu Sheep
2014-09-30 09:33:28

The Estonian Ruhnu sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated on the island of Ruhnu in Estonia. It is thought that the breed descended from sheep that were left on the island during the fourteenth century by Swedish speaking settlers, who used it for its meat and wool. The population in 1944 was recorded to be 300, but this number has fallen to only 30 today. The Estonian Ruhnu sheep varies in weight depending upon the sex, with ewes weighing an average of 110 pounds and rams...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

East Friesian Sheep
2014-09-26 10:01:06

The East Friesian sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from East Frisia in Germany. Traditionally, this breed was kept in small groups by households to be used for the production of milk and today the breed does not do well in large numbers. It has a pink nose and pale hooves, but its best known physical feature is the tail, which is thin and hairless like a rat’s tail. The head is polled, meaning it does not grow horns, and its wool can be white or dark brown in color. The...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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