abalone

Ultrasounds for endangered abalone mollusks

The world’s abalone are threatened, endangered or otherwise vulnerable in nearly every corner of the planet. While captive breeding efforts are underway for some species, …

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animal

Citizen science data from Berlin show that urban areas can be a refuge for bats, if certain conditions are met

Urbanisation is a notable threat to bat populations all over the world, especially through artificial light and the reduction of habitat and food supply. If …

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Biology

California mice eat monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies possess a potent chemical armor. As caterpillars, they eat plants filled with toxic cardenolides that build up in their bodies and make them …

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animals

Migratory birds have lighter-colored feathers

Migratory birds are specially adapted to find their way over extreme distances that represent remarkable tests of endurance. Now, researchers reporting December 6 in the …

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animal health

Mycotoxins and Their Impact on Animal Welfare and Productivity

The welfare of your animals is an important component of production. Proper nutrition, housing and management all contribute significantly to high standards of physical and …

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animal

Tick-Borne Diseases: The Need for Integrated Approaches to Human-Animal Diagnosis

Ticks are responsible for a diverse group of neglected, and rapidly expanding diseases, affecting humans, companion animals and livestock. A growing understanding of tick-host ecology, …

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animal health

Origin of domestic horses finally established

Horses were first domesticated in the Pontic-Caspian steppes, northern Caucasus, before conquering the rest of Eurasia within a few centuries. These are the results of …

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ADHD

Behavior resembling human ADHD seen in dogs

“Our findings can help to better identify, understand and treat canine hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Moreover, they indicated similarity with human ADHD, consolidating the role …

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animal

Smart parrots need more stimulation

The smarter the bird, the more unique welfare needs it has in captivity, according to a U of G first-ever study. This finding may apply …

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ancestors

Great apes’ consonant and vowel-like sounds travel over distance without losing meaning

Scientists have shown that orangutan call signals believed to be closest to the precursors to human language, travel through forest over long distances without losing …

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