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  • Letting nature take its course: Wolves in Yellowstone National Park
    on October 16, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Since the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, the park's ecosystem has become a deeply complex and heterogeneous system, aided by a strategy of minimal human intervention. The new study is a synthesis of 40 years of research on large mammals in Yellowstone National Park. […]

  • Scientists chase mystery of how dogs process words
    on October 15, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Experimental results suggest that dogs have at least a rudimentary neural representation of meaning for words they have been taught, differentiating words they have heard before from those they have not. […]

  • Puppy-killing disease rampant in Australia
    on October 10, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    A study has found that canine parvovirus (CPV), a highly contagious and deadly disease that tragically kills puppies, is more prevalent than previously thought with 20,000 cases found in Australia each year, and nearly half of these cases result in death. […]

  • Why huskies have blue eyes
    on October 4, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    DNA testing of more than 6,000 dogs has revealed that a duplication on canine chromosome 18 is strongly associated with blue eyes in Siberian Huskies. […]

  • Have asthma and a pet? Re-homing your cat or dog may not be necessary
    on October 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    A study analyzed environmental exposures, like pet and secondhand smoke, to determine if they have a role in asthma control among children whose asthma is managed per NAEPP (EPR-3) guidelines. Researchers found that once asthma guidelines are followed, environmental exposures to pets or secondhand smoke were not significant factors in overall asthma improvement over time. […]

  • Dog intelligence 'not exceptional'
    on October 1, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    People who think dogs are exceptionally intelligent are barking up the wrong tree, new research shows. […]

  • Silver fox study reveals genetic clues to social behavior
    on September 27, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    After more than 50 generations of selective breeding, a new study compares gene expression of tame and aggressive silver foxes in two areas of the brain, shedding light on genes responsible for social behavior. […]

  • Sniffing out error in detection dog data
    on September 14, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    New research finds three alternative answers beyond errors in handler or dog training that can explain why dogs trained to identify scat for conservation purposes sometimes collect non-target scats. […]

  • Virus may help combat fire ants, but caution is needed
    on September 11, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    A specific virus changes dietary behavior of fire ants, leading researchers to rethink control methods for the invasive species. […]

  • How wolf predation shapes elk antler evolution
    on September 5, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    A new study chronicles an evolutionary tie between wolves and when bull elk shed their antlers. […]

  • Aspen is making a comeback in and around Yellowstone National Park, because of predators
    on August 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is tied to the recovery of aspen in areas around the park. […]

  • Goats prefer happy people
    on August 29, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Goats can differentiate between human facial expressions and prefer to interact with happy people, according to a new study. […]

  • Meet the virtual pooch that could help prevent dog bites
    on August 25, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    A virtual dog could soon be used as an educational tool to help prevent dog bites, thanks to an innovative project led by the University of Liverpool's Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC). […]

  • Fresh and raw diets for dogs may have health benefits, study says
    on August 23, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Many dog owners think of their furry companions as part of the family, and now products are available to feed them that way, too. Some owners are moving away from traditional extruded kibble products, instead choosing ultra-premium fresh and raw diets found in the refrigerated aisle. The foods may look more similar to what we'd feed a member of the family, but many of the newer diets haven't been rigorously tested for performance in dogs. […]

  • More than a label: shelter dog genotyping reveals inaccuracy of breed assignments
    on August 23, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Scientists used genetic testing in over 900 shelter dogs to identify breed heritage in the largest study of its kind. The researchers found widespread genetic diversity: 125 breeds in the sample and an average of three breed matches per dog. The accuracy of shelter staff in identifying more than one breed in the dog's heritage based just on physical appearance was only 10 percent. How breed labels can impact shelter dogs is discussed. […]

  • New type 1 diabetes therapy shows promise for long-term reversal in both humans, dogs
    on August 21, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    A collagen formulation mixed with pancreatic cells is the first minimally invasive therapy to successfully reverse Type 1 diabetes within 24 hours and maintain insulin independence for at least 90 days, a pre-clinical animal study shows. […]

  • Study sheds light on how brain lets animals hunt for food by following smells
    on August 21, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Most animals have a keen sense of smell, which assists them in everyday tasks. Now, a new study sheds light on exactly how animals follow smells. […]

  • New details in how sense of smell develops
    on August 10, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Researchers have uncovered new details in how the olfactory epithelium develops. The new knowledge could help scientists prove that turbinates and the resulting larger surface area of the olfactory epithelium are one definitive reason dogs smell so well. […]

  • Roles of emotional support animals examined
    on August 9, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Airlines are not the only organizations grappling with the complexities surrounding emotional support animals. Colleges and courts are also questioning the need for these animals and the effects they may have on students and juries, respectively, according to new research. […]

  • Dogs set to benefit from simple blood test to spot liver disease
    on August 9, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    A new blood test can quickly spots early signs of liver disease in dogs, a study suggests. The test means that fewer dogs will have to undergo invasive liver biopsies. […]


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