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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Wolfing It Down: Brown Bears Reduce Wolf Kill Rates Says Usu Ecologist

Feb. 8, 2017 — The influence of predation on an ecosystem may depend on the composition of the predator community, researchers ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — A study explored how empathy and other psychological factors affect people's assessments of the facial images of dogs and ... read more

Migrating Birds May Bring Bird Flu to North America

Jan. 31, 2017 — The highly pathogenic influenza strain currently infecting wild birds and domestic poultry in several European countries could be transmitted to birds in North America as migratory flyways of some ... read more

Scat Sniffer Dogs Tell Researchers a Lot About Endangered Lizards

Jan. 31, 2017 — Dogs can be trained to find almost anything, but one researcher had them detect something a little unusual -- the scat of endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizards. The dogs helped find out how ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — Since the year 2000, the Eurasian grey wolf, Canis lupus lupus, has spread across Germany. For researchers, a good reason to have a closer look at the small “occupants” of this returnee and to ... read more

Scientists Develop New Flu Vaccines for Dogs

Jan. 26, 2017 — Just like humans, dogs can catch the flu. Two new vaccines for canine influenza could curb the spread of flu in shelters and kennels and prevent the possible transmission of a dog flu virus to ... read more

Studies Offer New Hope for Diagnosis of Chiari-Malformation in Toy Dog Breeds

Jan. 25, 2017 — Researchers have made advances in the study of the Chiari malformation and Syringomyelia disorder in toy ... read more

How a Dog's Diet Shapes Its Gut Microbiome

Jan. 24, 2017 — Studies of the gut microbiome have gone to the dogs -- and pets around the world could benefit as a result. In a new paper, researchers report that the ratio of proteins and carbohydrates in a ... read more

'Bring It Back,' but Within Bounds: Retrieval Strains the Forelimbs of Dogs

Jan. 18, 2017 — Hunting dogs such as the popular breed retriever are ideally suited for retrieving birds or small game. However, the weight the dogs carry strains their locomotor system. A motion study has shown ... read more

Jan. 14, 2017 — Engineering students have designed and built a wheelchair device to assist a dog who had his right hind leg amputated due to cancer this past ... read more

Are Herders, Livestock Bad for Rare Wildlife? It's Complicated

Jan. 13, 2017 — A new article looks at the positive and negative relationships occurring between pastoralists, livestock, native carnivores and native herbivores in the world’s largest unfenced grassland and ... read more

Study Finds Vaccination Is the Most Cost-Effective Way to Reduce Rabies Deaths in India

Jan. 11, 2017 — Every year in India, about 20,000 people die from rabies. Most of the victims are children. Nearly all of the deaths occur after victims are bitten by rabid dogs. For years, experts have debated the ... read more

Do Dogs of All Ages Respond Equally to Dog-Directed Speech?

Jan. 11, 2017 — People tend to talk to dogs as though they are human babies. A new study shows that people speak more slowly and with a higher tone to dogs of all ages -- both adults and puppies -- and that puppies ... read more

Bisphenol A in Canned Dog Food May Increase BPA Concentrations in Pets

Dec. 19, 2016 — Bisphenol A (BPA) is a widely used industrial chemical found in many household items, including resins used to line metal storage containers, such as food cans. Now, researchers have found that ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — Using hundreds of viral genome sequences, scientists have shown that two major groups of rabies virus have unique evolutionary ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — The long-running debate about why just one of several canine distemper virus (CDV) outbreaks in the Serengeti in Tanzania during the past 25 years was fatal for lions and spotted hyenas has been ... read more

Nov. 23, 2016 — People have a remarkable ability to remember and recall events from the past, even when those events didn't hold any particular importance at the time they occurred. Now, researchers have ... read more

Successful Targeted Injectable Chemotherapy Treatment for Dogs Could Lead to Human Trials

Nov. 17, 2016 — Researchers are studying a new injectable chemo that has shown to be successful in canines. They say that successes may lead to human ... read more

Discovery of New Bacteria Complicates Problem With Salmon Poisoning in Dogs

Nov. 3, 2016 — Scientists have discovered another bacterium that can cause symptoms similar to "salmon poisoning" in dogs - and may complicate the efforts of Pacific Northwest pet owners to keep their ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — One researcher has performed extensive research trying to increase the adoption rates and decrease euthanasia rates for animal shelters throughout the ... read more

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