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Humans And Dogs Share Similar 'Albino' Gene
2014-05-13 03:35:30

Sarina Gleason / Joshua Bartoe, Michigan State University Michigan State University researchers have identified a genetic mutation in Doberman pinschers that causes albinism in the breed, a discovery that has eluded veterinarians and breeders worldwide up until now. Paige Winkler, a doctoral student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, co-led the study with Joshua Bartoe, an assistant professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, and discovered a mutated gene that is...

2014-05-12 23:01:11

Animal Support is supporting ANNA (Association for Needy and Neglected Animals), a Pennsylvania animal shelter that goes beyond traditional rescue and adoption services for dogs and cats. It also offers an inventive voucher program for discounted and sometimes free spay and neuter services and group recently added a division that rescues and finds adoptive homes for abandoned and neglected horses. (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Animal Support, an animal welfare charity cofounded by Dr. Michael...

2014-05-12 23:00:46

Green sea turtle Eddie finds new home at Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine, Texas. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 A threatened sea turtle found floating off the coast of South Carolina more than a year ago is getting a second chance at life. Eddie, a juvenile green sea turtle treated at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program, can never be released back into the wild due to a buoyancy problem. Eddie is taking to the friendly skies and flying to a new home at the Sea Life...

2014-05-12 16:28:24

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It can be tough being a cat. Sure, our pet cats seem to have it pretty good: A life spent napping in sunny windows, safe from predators and attended to by humans who play with them, pet them and feed them whenever necessary. But in the latest Animal Tracks podcast from the American Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Tony Buffington, a professor at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, says that things can...

2014-05-12 12:23:08

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has been effectively eradicated from an area in Boston, Mass. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130514/CL13559LOGO "The mission to eliminate this destructive beetle in Boston, combined with various levels of cooperation, has resulted in success," states Osama El-Lissy, APHIS Plant Protection...

Oysters And Crabs 'Stuck In The Middle'
2014-05-12 03:30:49

By Angela Herring, Northeastern University Northeastern University ecologist David Kimbro claims to have watched a lot of TV growing up, particularly The Brady Bunch. “You could kind of get a flavor for how an episode was going to turn out based on how Jan or Peter were faring—you know, the middle kids,” said Kimbro, an assistant professor in the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences. He and his colleagues—associate professor Jon Grabowski and assistant professor...

Research Shows Coyote Predation On Deer In East Manageable
2014-05-12 03:52:05

Jeff Mulhollem, Penn State Coyotes are a major predator of white-tailed deer across the East, especially fawns born each spring, but wildlife managers nonetheless are able to stabilize and even grow deer herds, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Coyotes -- Canis latrans -- are a relatively recent arrival to eastern North America, appearing first in the region in noticeable numbers in the 1970s. They are a significant source of deer mortality and...

2014-05-11 23:02:17

The Elephant Facts website was released to inform the public about elephants and to provide an online resource for elephant research. (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 A new website ElephantFacts.net has been recently published to assist those around the world who are researching elephants. The site features lots of information on elephants, and what is great is that it is potentially a one-stop resource for those getting their feet wet. The next best thing would have to be academic resources such as...

2014-05-09 23:09:01

Angie Woods and Dog Psychology 101 to Offer Summer Sessions for Pups and People Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Dog Psychology 101 will be offering a total wellness retreat to benefit the mind, body, and spirit of dogs and their people. Often referred to as the “Dr. Phil” of the dog world and owner of Dog Psychology 101 and U.S. Canine, Angie Woods is working to help active dog owners achieve a balance in mind, body, and spirit with their four-legged friends. This revolutionary...

2014-05-09 23:08:09

The Stop Snoring Exercise Program is a new program created by Christian Goodman, who promises to teach people how to stop snoring effectively. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 The Stop Snoring Exercise Program is a new program developed by Christian Goodman, who has over 14 years of experience in the health industry. The program provides people with exercises, techniques, tips, and detailed instructions on...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

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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