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Fully fledged Pied Oystercatcher chick

Fully fledged Pied Oystercatcher chick

1 month ago   |   10,000 Birds

This is a post that I always hoped I could write! We were cautiously optimistic that the Pied Oystercatcher chick would survive once it had made it to forty days since...
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For the Love of Horses

For the Love of Horses

1 month ago   |   Tufts University

Bridget Hatch planned on being a professional rider, but when a vet tech job opened at the large-animal hospital, she couldn't pass up the opportunity.
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Genome‐wide association study of shank length and diameter at different developmental stages in chicken F2 resource population

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics   |   2 articles

Abstract In order to find SNPs and genes affecting shank traits, we performed a GWAS in a chicken F2 population of eight half‐sib families from five hatches derived from...
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Man Caught On Camera Tossing Puppies Onto The Side Of The Road

Man Caught On Camera Tossing Puppies Onto The Side Of The Road

2 monthes ago   |   iHeart Dogs

Having surveillance cameras surrounding your home can offer more than just peace of mind. In McClain County, Oklahoma one resident's security cameras captured not attempted...
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Alley Cat Allies Rushes to Protect Cats as Hurricane Laura Approaches

Alley Cat Allies Rushes to Protect Cats as Hurricane Laura Approaches

3 monthes ago   |   Alley Cat

Ahead of Hurricane Laura, which is predicted to strike the border between Louisiana and Texas tomorrow as a dangerous Category 4 hurricane, Alley Cat Allies has been moving...
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A Head Start for Threatened Turtles

A Head Start for Threatened Turtles

3 monthes ago   |   Minnesota Zoo

This summer, the Minnesota Zoo has welcomed some new, and very little, temporary residents through its doors. After the release of 13 state threatened wood turtles into the...
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We adopted five-month-old Eloise

3 monthes ago   |   Happy Tails

We adopted five-month-old Eloise at the end of July. Neither me nor my partner had owned a cat before, and Ellie was a stray, so we were not entirely sure what to expect - we...
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Yet Another Human Locks Dogs in a Hot Car so They Could Go Have Fun

Yet Another Human Locks Dogs in a Hot Car so They Could Go Have Fun

3 monthes ago   |   iHeart Dogs

In another glaring example of “when will we ever learn,” humans locked their dogs inside a stiflingly hot car. In this case, the people were visiting a theme park in the UK...
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Third Cable Beach Pied Oystercatcher nest to hatch

Third Cable Beach Pied Oystercatcher nest to hatch

4 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

Since last week another Pied Oystercatcher nest on Cable Beach has produced two chicks. The header photo above shows where the family rested shortly after the two chicks left...
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Cable Beach Pied Oystercatchers continue to hatch

Cable Beach Pied Oystercatchers continue to hatch

4 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

Following on from the sad loss of our first Pied Oystercatcher chick of 2020 the other eggs are now also hatching. The pair of Pied Oystercatchers that nest to the north of the...
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Naughty or Nice? Pet Products to Save Your Holiday

Naughty or Nice? Pet Products to Save Your Holiday

There's no question that whether our pets have been naughty or nice, we are going to spoil them this holiday season and, where possible, include them in family gatherings and... Read more ...

5 Ways to Help Your Dog with Arthritis

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Super Smiley, blog dog here, and I don't have arthritis, but I have dog friends who do, and it can be sad to see them slow down and not play anymore. So this is my first... Read more ...

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Lauren Ash plays bird-loving assistant manager, Dina Fox on NBC's hit show “Superstore,” but in real life she prefers furry friends to those with feathers. Ash is dog mom to... Read more ...

Goodbye, PHC Blog!

Goodbye, PHC Blog!

I'm sad to say this is the last post we will have on the Pet Health Central blog. If you haven't seen on our Pet Health Central Facebook page , our name will be changing to... Read more ...

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Winter Safety and Exercise for Pets

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Read the Label: Getting Flea and Tick Medication Right

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Reading the label is something that everyone knows they should do but sometimes skip. This is something that's critical when applying any medication to your pet. It's worth the... Read more ...

Interesting Facts About Today's Mutts

Interesting Facts About Today's Mutts

Thanks goodness mutts are in vogue! This means that more and more people are adopting loving, funny mixed breeds, or, as they are sometimes referred to, “pavement specials.” We... Read more ...

Former Police Officer And Veteran Donates Massive Life Savings To Animal Shelter

Former Police Officer And Veteran Donates Massive Life Savings To Animal Shelter

A former police officer has continued to save lives even after his death. This time, it's four-legged lives that he has dedicated to serve. Kenneth Thweatt was a police officer... Read more ...

Terrified Puppy Found Abandoned On Bench With Heartbreaking Note

Terrified Puppy Found Abandoned On Bench With Heartbreaking Note

A helpless puppy was found tied to a bench in Mexico, unable to move. He had no food and no water, but he was too terrified to let anyone approach him. The only explanation of... Read more ...