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Becky Robinson's Letter of Support for California Anti-Animal Testing Bill

5 days ago   |   Alley Cat

Alley Cat Allies President and Founder Becky Robinson sent the following letter of support for SB 879, a California bill that would “prohibit a contract testing facility from...
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Rescue Puppy Falls In Love With Her Cheetah Cub Companion

Rescue Puppy Falls In Love With Her Cheetah Cub Companion

11 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

Most female cheetahs give birth to three or four cubs. But sadly, if they only have one cub, they don't produce enough milk for the young feline to survive. So, zoos and animal...
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UPDATE: Special Needs Puppy Passes Miraculous Milestones, Thanks To Her Cat-Rescuing Foster Mom

UPDATE: Special Needs Puppy Passes Miraculous Milestones, Thanks To Her Cat-Rescuing Foster Mom

14 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

On November 28, a very special puppy celebrated the latest in a series of extraordinary milestones. Her name is Sasha, and on that joyous day, she celebrated her 12 week...
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A frameshift variant in the EXT1 gene in a feline leukemia virus‐negative cat with osteochondromatosis

14 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract Osteochondromatosis is a benign proliferative disorder characterized by cartilage-capped bony protuberances. In humans and most mammals, variants in the EXT1 or EXT2...
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Golden cats: A never‐ending story!

19 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract In the British feline breed a golden coat modification, called light-gold, akita or copper, was reported by breeders during the 2010s. This modification restricted...
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The TNNT2:c.95‐108G> A variant is common in Maine Coons and shows no association with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

1 month ago   |   Animal Genetics

Abstract Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a common and potentially fatal heart disease in many cat breeds. An intronic variant in TNNT2, c.95-108G> A, was recently reported as...
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Train that Cat

Train that Cat

1 month ago   |   Cats International

YES, Cats can be trained! Contrary to popular opinion, our feline companions can be taught to perform on cue. All successful training is accomplished through praise and food...
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What Kitty Doesn't Want You to Know

What Kitty Doesn't Want You to Know

1 month ago   |   Cats International

Direct correction or punishment of felines only results in owner-absent behavior, so put away the squirt gun. It's time to come up with more creative solutions, strategies that...
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Walking Your Cat

Walking Your Cat

1 month ago   |   Cats International

While there is some concern that giving your cat a taste of the great outdoors will turn him into a demanding cat who sits by the door meowing incessantly to go out, many...
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When Two is Better Than One

When Two is Better Than One

1 month ago   |   Cats International

??? While we may pride ourselves on how we pamper our pets with the best of everything, we may be denying them what they need the most - the companionship of one or more of...
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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 ...