Do have have a herding instinct?
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study shows that consumers have a herding instinct to follow the crowd. However, this instinct appears to switch off if the product fails to achieve a certain popularity threshold.
Wet, muddy conditions can lead to lameness and mastitis in dairy herds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Continuing autumn rains are producing conditions that can increase lameness and mastitis in dairy herds in South Dakota.
European bison return to Spain: reports
The nearly extinct European bison has been reintroduced after centuries in Spain with seven animals coming from a rare herd in Poland, Spanish media reported Saturday.
In Europe, bison find plenty of room to roam
(PhysOrg.com) -- The European bison, a close relative of the American bison, has been on a slow road to recovery for almost a century. Europe's largest grazing animal once dwelled from central Russia to Spain, ...
Bringing bison back to North American landscapes
The next 10 to 20 years could be extremely significant for restoring wild populations of American bison to their original range, including the Canadian Rockies; but for this to happen, more land must be made available for ...
Ancient DNA reveals caribou history linked to volcanic eruption
British Columbia, Canada: DNA recovered from ancient caribou bones reveals a possible link between several small unique caribou herds and a massive volcanic eruption that blanketed much of the Alaskan Yukon territory in a ...
Cows: More freedom may mean less milk
'Free-stall', untied cattle in small herds produce less milk than cows tied to their stalls but have a higher reproductive performance and suffer less teat injuries and metabolic diseases. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's ...
Benefits of badger culling not long lasting for reducing cattle TB, says study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Badger culling is unlikely to be a cost-effective way of helping control cattle TB in Britain, according to research published today in PLoS ONE.
eBay Mind Games
Psychologists have long known that when two people haggle over a price, it pays for the seller to start high.
Researcher produces, ships only H1N1 vaccine available for swine
The only swine vaccine available for the H1N1 virus has been sent to vaccinate a swine herd infected with the virus. The vaccination marks the first time vaccine has been sent to a swine herd diagnosed with the pandemic flu.
Fallow deer become hoarse in the hunt for a mate
Fallow deer become hoarse when trying to attract a mate, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London.
First albino buffalo spotted in Kenyan park
Rangers in Kenya's Hellsgate National Park have spotted an albino buffalo, the first of its kind ever recorded in the wildlife rich country, park officials said Friday.
The pig of the future might be free of diseases that can infect people
Pigs are known carriers of the bacterium Yersinia enterocolitica, and they can infect both other pigs and people. Human infection occurs through eating improperly-cooked pork. Professor Truls Nesbakken of the Norwegian School o ...
Study of disease risk suggests ways to avoid slaughter of Yellowstone bison
Last winter, government agencies killed one third of Yellowstone National Park's bison herd due to concerns about the possible spread of a livestock disease to cattle that graze in areas around the park. Such drastic measures ...