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Chickens Aid Researchers In Determining Origin Of Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Researchers say that chickens in Florida have helped them identify a rare, mosquito-borne disease and how it spreads northward. It was determined that Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE) originates in the Florida panhandle and has spread as far North as Nova Scotia, Canada. Because of Florida’s mild climate, the disease, which affects horses and humans, […]

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Sweet Emotions: Most Horse Owners Believe Equines Have Feelings

The majority of Brazilian horse owners and handlers believe that horses have the ability to feel fear, pain and joy. Many owners also felt that horses could feel both boredom and jealousy. While some would feel that these attributions of emotion to horses are examples of anthropomorphism, researchers from the Federal University of Santa Catarina […]

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