Breeding

A natural knockout of the MYO7A gene leads to pre‐weaning mortality in pigs

2 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary The pig breeding system provides a unique framework to study recessive defects and the consequence on the phenotype. We examined a commercial synthetic Duroc population...
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Evolution of the sheep industry and genetic research in the United States: opportunities for convergence in the twenty‐first century

2 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary The continuous development and application of technology for genetic improvement is a key element for advancing sheep production in the United States. The US sheep...
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A Tale of Two Eagles

A Tale of Two Eagles

3 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

The White-tailed Eagle is one of the easiest birds to observe in Belgrade, Serbia. There are about ten pairs around the city. One pair even breeds on the island at the very...
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“Branch Manager” Bruce Brings Home A New Stick On Every Walk

“Branch Manager” Bruce Brings Home A New Stick On Every Walk

5 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs   |   2 articles

Collecting is a hobby that brings joy to people all over the world. There's a very specific thrill that comes from looking for, finding, and then admiring your accumulations...
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Texas Committee Passes Bill To End Breed Discrimination In Public Housing

Texas Committee Passes Bill To End Breed Discrimination In Public Housing

5 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

Dogs are a part of the family. When we move, our dogs come with us. But that could be harder for some families, depending on their furry friend's breed. In many states, all...
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Heat in the Tropics

Heat in the Tropics

10 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

As the boreal migrants head north, breeding season for the residents and austral migrants is beginning to pick up. A friend of mine has been begging me to come over to document...
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Asian Country Dedicates New Holiday To Native Dogs

Asian Country Dedicates New Holiday To Native Dogs

13 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

Turkmenistan is a nation in Central Asia that's known for its strict laws. But they do have one thing going for them: they're huge dog lovers! In fact, the country is even...
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Swallow Migration

Swallow Migration

13 days ago   |   Ornithology

In Late and Middle English, the word “swallow” meant “gulf, abyss, hole in the earth or whirlpool,” and later “throat or gullet.” The Norse version of the word meant “devourer...
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Roebuck Bay is emptying out

Roebuck Bay is emptying out

13 days ago   |   10,000 Birds

Migration is in full swing here in Broome and Roebuck Bay is starting to empty out. Each evening the shorebirds head off on their migration to breed in the Northern hemisphere...
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Retired Sheriff And His Record-Breaking K9 Die On Same Day

Retired Sheriff And His Record-Breaking K9 Die On Same Day

17 days ago   |   iHeart Dogs

When you think of police dogs, you might imagine large, strong dogs like a German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois. An 8-pound runt of the litter is probably the opposite of what...
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Juvenile Varied Sittellas

Juvenile Varied Sittellas

The header photo above is of our local Varied Sittella. Varied Sittellas are endemic to Australia and widespread across the mainland. However, their plumage is quite different... Read more ...

Global Big Day

Global Big Day

Global Big Day Home We're celebrating Global Big Day on World Migratory Bird Day! Global Big Day is an annual celebration of birds near and far. This special day, celebrated on... Read more ...

'Rare And Risky Canine Rescue' Saves Dog Trapped Above 98-Foot Cliff

'Rare And Risky Canine Rescue' Saves Dog Trapped Above 98-Foot Cliff

Chevy, an American bulldog, is sitting pretty after being saved from a scary situation on a hike. Read more ...

Barack Obama Announces Family's Beloved Dog Bo Has Died

Barack Obama Announces Family's Beloved Dog Bo Has Died

The former first family got the Portuguese water dog shortly after Obama was inaugurated. Read more ...

Urban Nature Persists in San Joaquin, Heredia, Costa Rica, May 4th, 2021

Urban Nature Persists in San Joaquin, Heredia, Costa Rica, May 4th, 2021

In birding circles, Costa Rica is better known for protected areas, quetzal tours, and glittering displays of hummingbirds than the things that fly in urban spots. That makes... Read more ...

The Healthy Hound Newsletter 64

The Healthy Hound Newsletter 64

In This Issue ● What Causes K9 Aggression? ● Things That Worsen Aggression ● New Mom Euthanizes “Aggressive” Dog ● Are Grumpy Dogs Smarter? ● Pain-Induced Aggression ● Small... Read more ...

30 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

30 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

"I would just like to say that your dog looks perfect in his or her raincoat." Read more ...