A miniature horse has been trained to help a 4-year-old Alaska boy who suffers from a rare genetic disorder that could leave him wheelchair-bound when he gets older. School officials and students welcome the horse as just another classmate.
May 21, 2015 A huge wildebeest herd migrates across the open, parched plains. Dust swirls up from the many hooves pounding the ground, and forms a haze over the landscape. The setting sun ... read more
May 22, 2015 Parasitic worms can pose a serious threat to the Dungeness crab, a commercially important fishery species found along the west coast of North America. The worms are thought to have caused or ... read more
May 21, 2015 Bacteria that live in the guts of cicadas have split into many separate but interdependent species in a strange evolutionary phenomenon that leaves them reliant on a bloated ... read more
May 7, 2014 Two states have confirmed cases of equine herpes virus. An equine specialist explains the disease and describes the possible symptoms. EHV-1 is a respiratory disease that is spread through the air, ... read more
Apr. 10, 2014 At least one in 100 horses at some point in its life will lose the ability to control its gait as a result of developing the neurological disorder ataxia. Once found to be ataxic, the horse is often ... read more
Feb. 17, 2012 American Quarter Horses are renowned for their speed, agility, and calm disposition. Consequently over four million Quarter Horses are used as working horses on ranches, as show horses or at rodeos. ... read more