Animal News

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Fracking threat to most important wildlife locations in Britain, University study

Research by Reading University in partnership with several environmental and wildlife conservation groups indicates that many locations at which shale gas extraction might take place are home to s...

15 Oct '16 | Environment | UK

Yellow fever mosquito larvae found in New Zealand

Larvae of the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) have been found at Auckland airport, New Zealand. This species of mosquito is of considerable public health concern because it has been known to ...

08 Mar '16 | Aedes aegypti | New Zealand

Horses respond to human facial expressions

Horses respond to human facial expressions according to recent research in psychology (Sussex Univ, UK). Although showing photographs to horses while monitoring the horse's heart rate might be a re...

11 Feb '16 | Animal News | England

Recent assessment of British wildlife causes concern

Decline in native British biodiversity since the 1970s has left some species groups particularly threatened. This recent study included 4,424 individual species and much data from 100s volunteer ob...

10 Dec '15 | Animals & Wildlife | UK

Vet charity warning about pet obesity

Pet obesity is a major animal health issue. Almost half of adults surveyed recently were not aware of the risks to and adverse effects on their pets health posed by obesity, which can include the r...

25 Mar '15 | Pet Health | UK

Malawi increases actions to protect elephants

Malawi's 10 year National Elephant Action Plan is developing with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife in Malawi taking strong action to further protect elephants from armed gangs of poachers

03 Mar '15 | Wildlife | Malawi

Study finds out which birds host Lyme disease bacteria in California

Birds identified as important hosts of Lyme disease bacteria in California include American robins, dark-eyed juncos and golden-crowned sparrows. This might affect human health because Lyme disease...

Don't disturb young birds, just observe

Young garden birds, or fledglings, usually leave the nest two weeks after hatching and during this vulnerable period of their lives they are fed on the ground by their parents. Young birds found by...

21 Mar '14 | Animal News | UK

RSPCA urges UK MPs to save 100,000 badgers

UK MPs are urged to vote to save 100,000 British badgers in Thursday's Westminster debate. The scientifically discredited policy has attracted outrage and dismay from many groups including animal w...

11 Mar '14 | Animal News | UK

Effects of Chiari malformation on toy dog breeds

Chiari malformation in dogs, specifically of the Griffon Bruxellois breed, has been the subject of recent research which found that dogs affected by the condition had taller foreheads and different...

13 Feb '14 | Animal News

UK Animal Charity kept busy by floods

Animal Rescue News: Members of the RSPCA's water rescue team helped to rescue two foals and seven horses from a flooded field. The two foals, a miniature Shetland pony and six horses were trapped i...

08 Jan '14 | Animals | UK

Glycaemia alert dogs help diabetic humans

How effective are medical detection dogs trained to detect and warn diabetics about variations in the person's hypoglycaemic state ? This summary of the results of a recent research study is encour...

20 Aug '13 | Diabetes | Bristol

News from bird fossils from the Cretaceous Period (145-66 million years ago)

Research shows that the shortening of the bony tails of very early birds (over 100 million years ago) helped them develop versatile legs, an evolutionary advantage. Birds from the Cretaceous Period...

14 Aug '13 | Bird Fossils | Oxford (UK)

Cavalry horses help research into equine lameness

Lameness is a common problem in horses but is often unreported. Therefore statistics about lameness in horses in the UK usually relates only to performance horses, such as racehorses, or to referra...

25 Jul '13 | Equine Lameness

Mapping gannet fishing grounds

Colonies of northern gannets based at locations around the British Isles maintain vast exclusive fishing ranges despite doing nothing to defend their territory from rival colonies. The UK supports ...

06 Jun '13 | Gannets | British Isles

Canine arthritis monitored by force platforms (pressure-sensitive walkways)

Canine arthritis (arthritis in dogs) can be a cause of great concern to owners. There has been no standard veterinary test to determine how uncomfortable a dog affected by canine arthritis is when ...

04 Jun '13 | Canine Arthritis | Liverpool

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