News tagged with domestic animals

Early herders' grassy route through Africa

A University of Utah study of nearly 2,000-year-old livestock teeth show that early herders from northern Africa could have traveled past Kenya's Lake Victoria on their way to southern Africa because the ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in Ecology
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Caring for animals at risk in bushfires

While many people have considered how to care for homes and people during bushfires, they haven't always decided on a plan of action to protect threatened domestic animals, livestock and wildlife, says the ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Emergency preparedness in zoos and aquariums

You need only look at the papers or television news to see the reports. Infectious disease outbreaks, weather emergencies and disasters both natural and man-made. They're all not just threats to human populations ...

dateNov 17, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Being sheepish about climate adaptation

For thousands of years, man has domesticated animals, selecting the best traits possible for survival. Now, livestock such as sheep offer an intriguing animal to examine adaptation to climate change, with a genetic legacy ...

dateSep 23, 2014 in Biotechnology
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