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De novo mutation of KIT causes extensive coat white patterning in a family of Berber horses

1 day ago   |   Animal Genetics


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All sheeps and sizes: a genetic investigation of mature body size across sheep breeds reveals a polygenic nature

8 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Mature body size is genetically correlated with growth rate, an important economic trait in the sheep industry. Mature body size has been studied extensively in humans...
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For the Love of Horses

For the Love of Horses

20 days 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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Are Irish Wolfhounds Cuddly Horses In Disguise?

Are Irish Wolfhounds Cuddly Horses In Disguise?

1 month ago   |   iHeart Dogs

Irish Wolfhounds are one of the most massive dog breeds out there. Oftentimes, they reach 115 to 180 pounds, and their lanky structure only makes them look larger. Despite...
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Impact of white‐spotting alleles, including W20, on phenotype in the American Paint Horse

1 month ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary The American Paint Horse Association records pedigree and performance information for their breed, a stock‐type horse valued as a working farm or ranch horse and as a...
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Interrupting Dog Adorably Runs To Aid Of Performer Pretending To Be Injured

Interrupting Dog Adorably Runs To Aid Of Performer Pretending To Be Injured

1 month ago   |   iHeart Dogs   |   2 articles

Without a doubt, one of the absolute cutest things my dog does is run right to my side when I cry. Though I have to admit, sometimes I pretend to cry just to get him to rush...
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Exome analysis and functional classification of identified variants in racing Quarter Horses

3 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary The main objectives of this study were to identify and functionally classify SNPs and indels by exome sequencing of animals of the racing line of Quarter Horses. Based...
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Impact of white‐spotting alleles, including W20, on phenotype in the American Paint Horse

3 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary The American Paint Horse Association records pedigree and performance information for their breed, a stock‐type horse valued as a working farm or ranch horse and as a...
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The Time to Vaccinate Horses for EEE Is Now

The Time to Vaccinate Horses for EEE Is Now

4 monthes ago   |   Tufts University

Equine veterinarian says the region is likely in the middle of a three-year surge in the viral disease, which kills 90% of infected horses
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Paddling Piney Z Lake

Paddling Piney Z Lake

4 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

Four months ago, a full parking lot wouldn't have caused my blood pressure to spike. Four months ago, I would have taken to the crowded pathway at Lafayette Heritage Trail Park...
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Dog Survives Vicious Attack And Gunshot, Now Spreads Positivity

Dog Survives Vicious Attack And Gunshot, Now Spreads Positivity

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast. The storm destroyed homes, took lives, and left entire neighborhoods in shambles for months. Six-month-old Ava, a terrier mix... Read more ...

Look At These Puppy Bellies Happy And Healthy Thanks To Foster And Rescue

Look At These Puppy Bellies Happy And Healthy Thanks To Foster And Rescue

You know it and we know it. Puppies are cute. Everything about those tiny stinkers is so adorable its hard to decide what the cutest thing about a puppy might be! Could it be... Read more ...

Lonely Pit Bull Mix Still Needs A Home After 722 Days And Counting

Lonely Pit Bull Mix Still Needs A Home After 722 Days And Counting

For some rescue dogs, finding a family is easy. But for others, it can seem to drag on forever. Drools the 4-year-old Pit Bull and Boxer mix has been waiting for his adoption... Read more ...

Hero Dog Dies After Dedicating His Life To Saving Endangered Rhinos

Hero Dog Dies After Dedicating His Life To Saving Endangered Rhinos

Dogs can do extraordinary things that never cease to amaze us. But, sadly, all heroes must eventually say goodbye. Diego was a Belgian Malinois that worked hard to serve the... Read more ...

UPDATE: “Dangerous” Dog At Risk Of Euthanasia Sees A Glimmer Of Hope

UPDATE: “Dangerous” Dog At Risk Of Euthanasia Sees A Glimmer Of Hope

Earlier this week, concerned dog parents began fighting to save a rescue dog named Draco. After Daniella Bizzoco rehomed the sweet dog when moving to New York, things suddenly... Read more ...

196 Dogs Saved From Meat Farm That “Smelled Like Death”

196 Dogs Saved From Meat Farm That “Smelled Like Death”

The dog meat trade is notoriously cruel. Dogs are bred for their meat, never getting to experience the world outside their cage. Some dogs were once family pets, who were... Read more ...

Meet “Hero Dog” MacKenzie, The 4 Pound Chihuahua Who Gives Back

Meet “Hero Dog” MacKenzie, The 4 Pound Chihuahua Who Gives Back

Well, the day has come and the votes have been cast. The official winner was declared. I'm of course talking about the American Humane Hero Dog Awards. What else would I be... Read more ...

Pup Hates Bathing So He Comforts His Mom When She's In The Bath

Pup Hates Bathing So He Comforts His Mom When She's In The Bath

For some lucky dog parents, bath time is just a simple, routine event. But plenty of others know that as soon as your pup even hears the word “bath” or the sound of a rushing... Read more ...

Unbelievable Recovery For Dog Stabbed During Murder Of Her Human

Unbelievable Recovery For Dog Stabbed During Murder Of Her Human

WARNING: This is a retelling of the stabbing murder of a human being and the significant wounds inflicted upon his dog during the attack. This information is graphic and may be... Read more ...

Birding Nanhui, Shanghai in October

Birding Nanhui, Shanghai in October

What an exciting title, isn`t it? I was thinking of something along the lines of “Sex and drugs and birds” first - probably a good way to increase readership... But it really... Read more ...