zebras

Stripes Help Keep Biting Insects At Bay

Biting insects have a difficult time landing on animals that have zebra stripes, a joint study between the University of California, Davis, and the University of Bristol in England has shown. The findings, which were published in PLOS ONE, support the hypothesis that the stripes on Africa’s three species of zebra helped deter biting insects. […]

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Case Of Zippy The Zebra Could Provide Tips For Laminitis Recovery

Veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center say that the next breakthrough in laminitis treatment could come from a somewhat unexpected source: a zebra named Zippy. Zippy found himself at New Bolton in late summer 2013 (not for the first time–he also spent time in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit early in […]

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