Florida: Home Of Horse and Dog Flu

Before 2003, there was no such thing as a dog-specific influenza virus, even though dogs spend a lot of time with mammals that can be infected with the flu, like humans, pigs and horses. Though dogs could have serological evidence of Influenza A, they were dead-end hosts, meaning the flu didn’t spread between dogs. That […]

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No Quick Fix For Healthy Hooves

Every horse person knows the old adage “no hoof, no horse,” but there’s no singular quick fix that can keep hooves healthy or repair ailing hooves. Though there are some things that can be done to assist hooves in the quest for perfect feet, Dr. Travis Burns of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine recommends […]

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It’s A Small World After All: Animal Body Mass Expected To Decline

Mammals and birds will get smaller over the next century, scientists at the University of Southampton predict. They believe that the animals that thrive will be small, highly fertile, insect-eating animals that can survive in a variety of habitats, like songbirds and rodents. Larger animals that need a special environment to exist will become extinct. […]

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