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Like so many people when the pandemic occurred

4 days ago   |   Happy Tails

Like so many people when the pandemic occurred in March of 2020, we felt compelled to adopt. Knowing that we would be home more, it seemed the opportune time to add to our...
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Single‐marker and haplotype‐based genome‐wide association studies for the number of teats in two heavy pig breeds

9 days ago   |   Animal Genetics   |   2 articles

Summary The number of teats is a reproductive-related trait of great economic relevance as it affects the mothering ability of the sows and thus the number of properly weaned...
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A large‐scale genome‐wide association analysis reveals QTL and candidate genes for intramuscular fat content in Duroc pigs

15 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary This study aimed at identifying genomic regions and genes associated with intramuscular fat content in Duroc pigs using a weighted single-step GWAS. Data from 3912...
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Comparative analysis of swine leukocyte antigen gene diversity in European farmed pigs

21 days ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary In Europe, swine represent economically important farm animals and furthermore have become a preferred preclinical large animal model for biomedical studies...
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A natural knockout of the MYO7A gene leads to pre‐weaning mortality in pigs

1 month 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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Parsing the microRNA genetics basis regulating skeletal muscle fiber types and meat quality traits in pigs

2 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Muscle fibers are closely related to human diseases and livestock meat quality. However, the genetics basis of microRNAs in regulating muscle fibers is not completely...
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Rescued Animals Looking for Forever Homes

Rescued Animals Looking for Forever Homes

2 monthes ago   |   The Scoop

The Seattle Animal Shelter is calling on the community to help find forever homes for animals who were rescued in two seizure cases. Up to 370 animals, including cats, rabbits...
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One Health in Action - Reducing Disease Risk for Youth in Agriculture

3 monthes ago   |   Animal Health Institute

Sometimes we get a stark reminder of how closely the health of people is tied to the health of animals. In 2011, when there was an outbreak of viral infections among youth who...
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Genome‐wide association studies for growth‐related traits in a crossbreed pig population

3 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics   |   3 articles

Summary Growth‐related traits are important economic traits in the pig industry that directly influence pork production efficiency. To detect quantitative trait loci and...
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Positive selection signatures in Anqing six‐end‐white pig population based on reduced‐representation genome sequencing data

3 monthes ago   |   Animal Genetics

Summary Anqing six‐end‐white pig performs well on resistance to coarse fodder and disease, reproduction and meat quality, offering high potential for exploitation...
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Genome‐wide SNP analysis clearly distinguished the Belarusian Red cattle...

Summary Local breeds can serve as an important source of genetic variability in domestic animal species. This study aimed to assess the genetic diversity and population... Read more ...

For the Love of Trogons

For the Love of Trogons

2021 is turning out to be a good year for trogons. So far, one third of my weekly outings have involved trogon sightings, with their distinctive calls being heard on a few... Read more ...

Participating in My First “Normal” Birdathon

Participating in My First “Normal” Birdathon

Note: Erika is the Communications Director for Audubon Florida. A flash of orange streaked across my field of vision, landing at the top of a nearby tree. I whipped my... Read more ...

When should you get your dog ready for a ‘return to normal'? Yesterday

When should you get your dog ready for a ‘return to normal'? Yesterday

Clinical assistant professor Stephanie Borns-Weil spoke with NBCNews.com for a story on how dog owners can get their dogs ready for a ‘return to normal'. Read more ...

Art Heals- The BVT Chalk Art Festival

Art Heals- The BVT Chalk Art Festival

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine was pleased to support the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District event “Art Heals- The BVT Chalk Art Festival”. Read more ...

Clinical Case Challenge: acute onset of cranial nerve deficits in a 20...

History: The first patient is an 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding presenting for evaluation of an acute onset of head tilt to the left and circling behavior. Physical... Read more ...

Family Heartbroken After Lost Dog With Microchip Is Given Away

Family Heartbroken After Lost Dog With Microchip Is Given Away

2020 was a rough year, but the Marino family had other worries piled on top of the pandemic. At the beginning of the year, their beloved Poodle mix, Byron, went missing. They... Read more ...

Alley Cat Allies Denounces East Bay Parks Vote for Cats to Be Shot

OAKLAND, Calif. - June 15, 2021 - Alley Cat Allies President and Founder Becky Robinson condemned today's decision by the East Bay Regional Park District in California to move... Read more ...

Pet Rescue Group Advertises 'Pre-Owned Senior Dogs' In Hilarious Post

Pet Rescue Group Advertises 'Pre-Owned Senior Dogs' In Hilarious Post

"Are our dogs slow moving?" asks Vintage Pet Rescue. "You bet they are!" Read more ...

US Bans Bringing In Dogs From More Than 100 Countries Over Rabies Risk

US Bans Bringing In Dogs From More Than 100 Countries Over Rabies Risk

The one-year ban was announced after a spike in puppies being denied entry because they were too young to be vaccinated. Read more ...