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Sumatran Tiger on Brink of Extinction
Washington - The critically endangered Sumatran tiger could be the first large predator to go extinct in the 21st century if poaching and widespread illegal trade are not stopped, according to TRAFFIC and World Wildlife Fund. Read the Full Story
How to Have Meaningful Communication With Your Veterinarian
When Mary Harris arrived home after leaving her beloved Max at the veterinary hospital, she felt totally lost and more than a little anxious. Although Max's veterinarian was kind enough, his jargon-filled description of Max's problem and the tests he wanted to conduct overwhelmed her. Read the Full Story
"Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself." ~Froude

"Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills." ~Voltaire

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Aggression in Horses
Aggression is a natural and necessary trait for horses. It has enabled them over many generations to protect themselves from predators and to defend their offspring (mares) or harems (stallions). Read the Full Story
Aggressive behaviours in dogs: a new descriptive-contextual classification. The aggressive behavior classes are organized from mild controlled aggression to severe (potentially) lethal aggression. Read the Full Story
Finding the Genes that Determine Canine Behavior
The following is an explanation of how scientists working on the Dog Genome Initiative are going about trying to identify genes that determine behavior or inherited diseases in dogs. It was written for non-scientists by Dr. Polly Matzinger, an immunologist, and originally posted on the email list BC-Forum. Read the Full Story
The Interaction of Illness and Behavior
When my sister's puppy, Zeke, was about 10 weeks old, he got some kind of infection and had to stay at the veterinarian's for over a week. By the time he had completely recovered, his personality had changed from very happy and cuddly to suspicious and snappy. Read the Full Story
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A PIONEER ON FOUR FEET Ginger… how could we describe this peculiar character? I suppose that the right adjectives are: sweet, friendly, happy and playful. But to understand better why she’s a wonderful companion, we’ll start from the beginning.
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