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QTL analysis for early growth in an intercross between native Japanese Nagoya and White Plymouth Rock chicken breeds using RAD sequencing‐based SNP markers

28 minutes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary An F 2 population of 239 chickens was obtained by an intercross between Nagoya , a native Japanese breed with low growth, and White Plymouth Rock , a Western breed with...
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Positive selection signatures in Anqing six‐end‐white pig population based on reduced‐representation genome sequencing data

1 day ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Anqing six‐end‐white pig performs well on resistance to coarse fodder and disease, reproduction and meat quality, offering high potential for exploitation...
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Locusts and Oriental Pratincoles around Broome

Locusts and Oriental Pratincoles around Broome

1 day ago   |   10,000 Birds

Although we have not had a lot of rain recently there has been enough to turn the dry dusty landscape into a lush green environment. We often think about how deceiving it would...
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Genomic characteristics of four different geese populations in China

2 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary It is well known that many Chinese goose breeds differ substantially in economic performance, but the genetic changes involved are still poorly understood. This study...
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Introducing The Biewer Terrier: The 197th AKC-Recognized Breed

Introducing The Biewer Terrier: The 197th AKC-Recognized Breed

3 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs   |   2 articles

Dogs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, each as adorable and unique as the last. However, as far as official “breeds” of dogs go, the AKC recognizes 197, as of this year...
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More Colorado Cities Lift Pit Bull Bans Following Denver's Decision

More Colorado Cities Lift Pit Bull Bans Following Denver's Decision

5 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

Pit Bull bans have taken place in many cities throughout the United States, but lawmakers are finally looking for a change. In November 2020, Denver lifted their 30-year Pit...
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A genome‐wide association study for the number of teats in European rabbits identifies several candidate genes affecting this trait

7 days ago   |   Animal Genetics   |   2 articles

Summary In the European rabbit , a polytocous livestock species, the number of teats indirectly impacts the doe reproduction efficiency and, in turn, the sustainable production...
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Rescue Pomeranian That Went Missing On Cross-Country Visit Reunited With Mom

Rescue Pomeranian That Went Missing On Cross-Country Visit Reunited With Mom

7 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

When Hayley Compton went to visit her parents in Lexington, North Carolina she already had a big weight on her shoulders. She had recently lost her grandmother, and in the same...
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Gumdrop Is The First Denver Pit Bull To Be Adopted Since They Were Banned In 1989

Gumdrop Is The First Denver Pit Bull To Be Adopted Since They Were Banned In 1989

7 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

Anyone who has a Pit-Bull-type dog in their family knows how lovable these breeds can be. But sadly, not everyone sees it that way. Dogs classified as “Pit Bulls” are often...
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Australian Hobby breeding in Broome

Australian Hobby breeding in Broome

8 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

One of the advantages of cycling around Broome on the many bike paths is that you observe more birds than you would if you travelled by vehicle. For most of the year the...
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Birds Singing for Us

Birds Singing for Us

The reasons birds sing is to declare or defend a territory and to attract a mate as part of courtship. They don't sing because they are happy, although some philosopher and... Read more ...

The Healthy Hound Newsletter 56

The Healthy Hound Newsletter 56

In This Issue ● Early Cancer Signs ● Dogs On The Bed? ● Collar Interprets Barks ● Help Your Dog Grieve ● Signs Of An Ear Infection ● Mouth-Burrowing Beetles Recent Food Recalls... Read more ...

Kaley Cuoco Says Goodbye To Rescue Dog After 14 Wonderful Years

Kaley Cuoco Says Goodbye To Rescue Dog After 14 Wonderful Years

Actress Kaley Cuoco always has enough room in her heart for more rescue animals. Even though caring for several dogs often means heartbreak, in the end, she knows it's worth it... Read more ...

Thieves Hung Innocent Dog's Foot From A Tree And Abandoned Him

Thieves Hung Innocent Dog's Foot From A Tree And Abandoned Him

WARNING: Topic, images, and videos may be sensitive to some readers. Some humans do cruel things with no reason in mind. And that seems to be what happened in a dog named... Read more ...

Don't Worry, There Will Still Be A 2021 Puppy Bowl!

Don't Worry, There Will Still Be A 2021 Puppy Bowl!

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we've seen countless events canceled and gathering spaces closed. Fret not though dog lovers, the beloved Puppy Bowl will still take... Read more ...

Man Loses Wife To Cancer & Now Must Go To Court To Keep Her Service Dog

Man Loses Wife To Cancer & Now Must Go To Court To Keep Her Service Dog

A grieving husband is not only feeling the pain of losing his wife, but her beloved service dog as well. His wife's dying wish was that Tootsie would remain in their family... Read more ...

Locusts and Oriental Pratincoles around Broome

Locusts and Oriental Pratincoles around Broome

Although we have not had a lot of rain recently there has been enough to turn the dry dusty landscape into a lush green environment. We often think about how deceiving it would... Read more ...

QTL analysis for early growth in an intercross between native Japanese...

Summary An F 2 population of 239 chickens was obtained by an intercross between Nagoya , a native Japanese breed with low growth, and White Plymouth Rock , a Western breed with... Read more ...

Positive selection signatures in Anqing six‐end‐white pig population based...

Summary Anqing six‐end‐white pig performs well on resistance to coarse fodder and disease, reproduction and meat quality, offering high potential for exploitation... Read more ...