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Characterization of telomere length in Agerolese cattle breed, correlating blood and milk samples

3 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract Studies into telomere length in cattle are relatively recent and have focused mainly on the Holstein Friesian cattle breed, making it arduous to evaluate the...
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Westminster: America's Celebration Of All Things Dog Since 1877

Westminster: America's Celebration Of All Things Dog Since 1877

10 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

The 146th annual Westminster Dog Show is underway at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, NY. More than 3,000 dogs representing 209 breeds will compete for the coveted Best In...
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Genetic variation in chicken interferon signalling pathway genes in research lines showing differential viral resistance

10 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract Avian viruses of economic interest are a significant burden on the poultry industry, affecting production traits and resulting in mortality. Furthermore, the zoonosis...
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Genetic basis investigation of wattle phenotype in goat using genome‐wide sequence data

10 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract In domestic goats, wattles often appear in even numbers, mostly on the neck and a few under the ear. Goat wattle is composed of ectopic cartilage tissue covered by...
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Associated regions for multiple birth in Brown Swiss and Original Braunvieh cattle on chromosomes 15 and 11

10 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract Twin and multiple births have negative effects on the performance and health of cows and calves. To decipher the genetic architecture of this trait in the two Swiss...
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Population structure of 3907 worldwide pigs and the introgression of Chinese indigenous pigs by European pigs

11 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract With the improvement in sequencing technology and the decrease in sequencing cost, increasing amounts of genomic data for pigs have been uploaded to public databases...
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Trumpet Becomes First Bloodhound To Win Westminster Dog Show

Trumpet Becomes First Bloodhound To Win Westminster Dog Show

11 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs   |   2 articles

A Bloodhound named Trumpet has won “Best in Show” at the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. After 146 years of this competition, he's the first Bloodhound in history to...
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Top 9 Pet Insurance Plans For Labradoodles (2022)

Top 9 Pet Insurance Plans For Labradoodles (2022)

12 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs   |   3 articles

IHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. The Labradoodle is a relatively new breed...
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Dumped Dog With Potato Chip-Like Scales Looked “Unrecognizable” After He Was Rescued

Dumped Dog With Potato Chip-Like Scales Looked “Unrecognizable” After He Was Rescued

12 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

This story really tugged on our heartstrings and the transformation of this dog is unbelievable! Augustus, the dog, is going to have you in shock in this scenario. He was born...
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Top 9 Pet Insurance Plans For Bloodhounds (2022)

Top 9 Pet Insurance Plans For Bloodhounds (2022)

12 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs   |   3 articles

IHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. Bloodhounds are famous for their powerful...
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Birding Shanghai in June 2022

Birding Shanghai in June 2022

To be precise, “Birding Shanghai from June 10 to June 30, 2022” - but that is even less of an exciting title than the one above. The reason for this post only covering the... Read more ...

Canine reference genome accuracy impacts variant calling: Lessons learned...

Abstract Deficient homozygosity of a variant maintained in a population suggests that the variant may be embryonic lethal. We examined whole genome sequence data from 675... Read more ...

White-gaped Honeyeaters

White-gaped Honeyeaters

The White-gaped Honeyeater - Stomiopera unicolor is common around Broome, but you find them mostly alone and not with others of the same species. They are generally a vocal... Read more ...

Aramus the Limpkin

Aramus the Limpkin

As it walks in its marshy habitat, its ungainly stride makes it look as if the bird is limping, hence the common name of Limpkin. Aramus , the genus name, comes from the Greek... Read more ...