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  • Dominance in a group of dogs expressed in hard figures
    The hierarchy in a group of dogs is not based on aggression but on submissiveness. A dog ranked lower in the hierarchy displays signals of submissive behavior towards dogs ranked higher. These findings have for the first time been substantiated by means of measurements.
  • Keep your dogs out of warm lakes: Pythiosis risk
    Animals, including dogs and horses, can contract pythiosis from swimming spores. About 10 cases of humans getting sick from this disease have also been reported in the U.S.
  • Humans carry more antibiotic-resistant bacteria than animals they work with
    One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine mastitis, a potentially fatal bacterial inflammation of the mammary gland. Widespread use of antibiotics to treat the disease is often blamed for generating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, researchers investigating staphylococcal populations responsible for causing mastitis in dairy cows in South Africa […]
  • Underlying cause of diabetes in dogs
    Researchers have used advanced imaging technology to fill in details about the underlying cause of canine diabetes, which until now has been little understood.