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Tracking the working dogs of 9/11
on September 21, 2020 at 5:06 pm
A study of search and rescue dogs showed little difference in longevity or cause of death between dogs at the disaster site and dogs in a control group.
Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention
on September 14, 2020 at 9:29 pm
Disease-spreading mosquitoes may be more likely to occupy areas impacted by human activities like pesticide use and habitat destruction, than they are areas less disturbed by humans, a recent study found.
Making dog food more delectable by analyzing aromas
on September 9, 2020 at 3:48 pm
Dogs aren't known for being picky about their food, eating the same kibble day after day with relish. However, owners of pampered pooches want their pets to have the best possible culinary experience, especially for those rare finicky canines. Now, researchers have identified key aroma compounds in dog food that seem to be the most appealing to canines.
Treatment for canine ocular condition using turmeric
on September 3, 2020 at 9:14 pm
Researchers have produced a therapeutic derived from turmeric, a spice long-praised for its natural anti-inflammatory properties, that shows promise in decreasing ocular inflammation in dogs suffering from uveitis, an inflammation of the eye that leads to pain and reduced vision.
Daylight study reveals how animals adapt between seasons
on August 27, 2020 at 2:18 pm
Scientists have discovered how a biological switch helps animals make the seasonal changes crucial for survival, such as growing a warm winter coat and adjusting body temperatures.
Why flat-faced dogs remain popular despite health problems
on August 26, 2020 at 6:09 pm
Owners of bulldogs, French bulldogs and pugs are highly likely to want to own their breed again in the future, and to recommend their breed to other owners, according to a new study. The development of breed loyalty toward these so-called brachycephalic (flat-faced) dogs may lead to their continued proliferation and popularity, despite their substantial health risks.
Reducing transmission risk of livestock disease
on August 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The risk of transmitting the livestock virus PPRV, which threatens 80% of the world's sheep and goats, increases with certain husbandry practices, including attendance at seasonal grazing camps and the introduction of livestock to the herd.
An active lifestyle reduces fearfulness in dogs - differences between breeds are great
on August 20, 2020 at 2:24 pm
The more dogs are engaged in activities and the more diverse experiences and canine friends they have, the less fearful they are in new situations and environments. Genes also play an important part.
Big dogs face more joint problems if neutered early
on August 13, 2020 at 8:28 pm
Heavier mixed-breed dogs have higher health risks if neutered or spayed early, according to a new study.
Key to harmonious pet relationships: Pheromones
on August 10, 2020 at 2:32 pm
We are all familiar with the old adage 'fighting like cats and dogs', but a new scientific study now reveals how you can bid farewell to those animal scraps and foster a harmonious relationship between your pet pooch and feline friend.
1 in 4 UK puppies may be being acquired before minimum recommended age
on August 7, 2020 at 12:37 am
One in four puppies in the UK may be being acquired before the recommended minimum age -- a figure that is considerably higher than what has been reported before -- suggests new research.
Meet Cosmo, a bull calf designed to produce more male offspring
on July 23, 2020 at 3:58 pm
Scientists have successfully produced a bull calf, named Cosmo, who was genome-edited as an embryo so that he'll produce more male offspring.
When should you neuter your dog to avoid health risks?
on July 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm
A new, 10-year study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, examined 35 dog breeds and found vulnerability from neutering, and the age at which they are neutered, varies greatly depending on the breed.
Mystery about history of genetic disease in horses
on July 15, 2020 at 3:14 pm
Warmblood fragile foal syndrome is a severe, usually fatal, genetic disease that manifests itself after birth in affected horses. Due to the defect, the connective tissue is unstable. Under force, the skin tears from the tissue underneath and the joints can dislocate. Researchers have now been able to prove that the disease did not stem from the English thoroughbred stallion Dark Ronald XX.
Where did the Asian longhorned ticks in the US come from?
on July 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm
The invasive population of Asian longhorned ticks in the United States likely began with three or more self-cloning females from northeastern Asia, according to a new study. Asian longhorned ticks outside the U.S. can carry debilitating diseases. In the United States and elsewhere they can threaten livestock and pets. The new study sheds new light on the origin of these exotic ticks and how they are spreading across the United States.
Grassroots dog vaccinations can help stop rabies, but not alone
on July 2, 2020 at 6:41 pm
While scientists are trying to find a vaccine for COVID-19, the rabies virus continues to kill 59,000 people every year. But unlike COVID, a vaccine has existed for more than a century. Vaccinating dogs can stop the spread to humans, but systemic challenges make that easier said that done. In a new study, scientists where grassroots campaigns to stop rabies work -- and where they need to be coupled with large-scale efforts.
How old is your dog in human years? New method better than 'multiply by 7'
on July 2, 2020 at 3:36 pm
How old is your tail-wagging bundle of joy in human years? According to the well-known ''rule of paw,'' one dog year is the equivalent of 7 years. Now scientists say it's wrong. Dogs are much older than we think, and researchers devised a more accurate formula to calculate a dog's age based on the chemical changes in the DNA as organisms grow old.
Sled dogs are closely related to 9,500-year-old 'ancient dog'
on June 25, 2020 at 6:48 pm
Sled dogs are much older and have adapted to Arctic conditions much earlier than previously thought. Researchers show that ancestors of modern sled dogs have worked and lived with humans for over 9,500 years.
Hamsters develop protective immunity to COVID-19 and are protected by convalescent sera
on June 22, 2020 at 9:20 pm
In an animal model for COVID-19 that shares important features of human disease, scientists show that prior infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus provides protection against reinfection, and treatment with convalescent serum limits virus replication in their lungs.
Digitize your dog into a computer game
on June 16, 2020 at 5:57 pm
Researchers have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitize your dog without a motion capture suit and using only one camera.