Part of the ancient mystery of the makeup of the modern Western dog has been solved by a team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Several thousand years after dogs originated in the Middle East and Europe, some of them moved south with ancient farmers, distancing themselves from [...]
Golden Retriever Study Suggests Neutering Affects Dog Health And Its Risk for Developing Certain Cancers And Joint Diseases
Neutering, and the age at which a dog is neutered, may affect the animal’s risk for developing certain cancers and joint diseases, according to a new study of golden retrievers by a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis. The study, which examined the health records of 759 golden retrievers, found a surprising [...]
Scientists have reconstructed the common ancestor of placental mammals–an extremely diverse group including animals ranging from rodents to whales to humans–using the world’s largest dataset of both genetic and physical traits. In research results published last week in the journal Science, the scientists reveal that, contrary to a commonly held theory, placental mammals did not [...]
Nigeria and Cameroon have taken steps to strengthen trans-boundary conservation to protect gorillas and other endangered wildlife species in their forests.
Water And Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has Gazetted the Biodiversity Management Plan for Black Rhinoceros
Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has gazetted the much awaited Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for black rhinoceros, it was announced on Tuesday.
The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism says at least 32 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year.
Grammy award-winner Miranda Lambert knows what it takes to record a number-one album – she’s had four of them. And as a mom to six adopted dogs, she also knows what it takes to help the nation’s more than four million shelter dogs find their loving homes – access to consistent, professional nutrition so they [...]
Chris Martin has bred more than 3,000 hybrid fish in his time as a graduate student in evolution and ecology at UC Davis, a pursuit that has helped him create one of the most comprehensive snapshots of natural selection in the wild and demonstrated a key prediction in evolutionary biology.