Headlines & Analysis
US - A rare, severe form of pulmonary hypertension, which up until now, has only been classified as a human lung disease, has also been discovered in dogs according to a Michigan State University study.
AUSTRALIA - It’s been known for some time that feral cats are a serious threat to small to medium-sized native mammals, but a ground-breaking study into their behaviour has revealed how feral cats are killing more efficiently than thought.
UK - Rabbits need custard creams for a shiny coat, guinea pigs cannot be transported at more than 30 miles per hour and rabbits shouldn’t eat grass before six months of age. Those are just some of the pieces of misinformation that vets told Supreme Petfoods they had heard from their clients.
US - Many people are fascinated with non-domestic animals—whether exotic or native species—and think these animals would make great pets. However, non-domestic animals, including certain species of snakes and tortoises, do not make great additions to households despite being included in the pet trade. In fact, it may cause more harm than good to bring a non-domestic animal home.
UK - An important model in studying human disease, the non-coding RNA of the canine genome is an essential starting point for evolutionary and biomedical studies -- according to a new study led by The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC).
US - Modern horses are expert runners. They reach top speeds using a special running gait in which they hold their back stiff as they move. A new study reveals that tiny fossil ancestors of modern horses may have moved quite differently to their living counterparts.