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How common is aggression in UK dogs?

Aggressive dogs represent a serious risk to human health, tragically causing fatalities in rare cases. The development of aggression can also impact on a dog's welfare, because of a breakdown of the human-pet bond, euthanasia ...

Jan 07, 2014 not rated yet 0

Taking aim at deadly swine diseases

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are stepping up their efforts to help fight deadly swine viruses that are prevalent in other countries and pose a threat to the United States.

Dec 18, 2013 not rated yet 0

French customs announce major ivory haul

French customs said Monday they found 82 kilogrammes (180 pounds) of elephant tusks in the boot of a car as part of a routine inspection, one of the biggest ivory seizures in a decade.

Dec 16, 2013 not rated yet 0

Serengeti's animals under pressure

Tanzania has one of the fastest growing human populations in the world, and the number of conflicts between humans and other species is expected to rise as pressure on land areas grows.

Dec 11, 2013 not rated yet 0

Genetic divergence between the fish pathogens

Edwardsiella tarda is a bacterium that can infect a number of animal species and also humans. Edwardsiellosis is one of the most serious systemic bacterial diseases in fish, resulting in substantial losses ...

Dec 05, 2013 not rated yet 0

Avoiding poisons: A matter of bitter taste

In most animals, taste has evolved to avoid all things bitter—-a key to survival—- to avoid eating something that could be poisonous via taste receptors, known as Tas2r, that quickly spring into action and elicit the ...

Nov 18, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Insects can support livestock production

The use of insects as an alternative source of protein in animal feed is becoming more globally appealing. However, EU law currently prohibits including protein derived from insects in animal feed - with ...

Nov 11, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0