A genetic variant might explain why some Labradors are more likely to suffer from obesity

Scientists in University of Cambridge found that a genetic variation associated with obesity and appetite in Labrador retrievers, may explain why Labrador retrievers are more likely to become obese than dogs of other breeds. The same gene is found also in humans and might have implications for the health and obesity as well. Labrador is one of the most popular dog breed in the world. In 2015 it was the most popular breed in U.K, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the 4th popular breed in Germany. L...
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Horse dominance rank is associated with body condition

Scientists in University of Bristol investigated social interactions of more than 200 horses in 42 different herds. They found that body condition was associated with dominance rank. The recent research by University of Bristol found out that dominance rank is associated with body condition in outdoor-living domestic horses. Social interactions of 203 horses in 42 different herds were recorded using video camera and horses body condition were scored by using 9 points score scale. The animals ...
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Superbacterium NDM found from a dog in Finland

University of Helsinki informs that so called super bacterium NDM-Escherichia coli has been found for the first time from an animal in Finland. University of Helsinki reports that so called super bacterium NDM-Escherichia coli has been found from a dog in Finland. The dog was treated for ear infection with several types of antibiotics. NDM-1 stands for New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, which is an enzyme that destroys beta-lactam antibiotics including the penicillins, cephalosporins, and c...
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