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'Bioprosthetic' artificial heart combines synthetic materials and cow tissue - The Verge

Gizmodo UK 'Bioprosthetic' artificial heart combines synthetic materials and cow tissue The Verge While synthetic hearts aren't new, what sets the new Carmat "bioprosthetic" model apart is the way it uses existing biological tissue.

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A French company has been working on an artificial heart that can power a cow.  It is made with some cow tissue and mainly machinery.  The artificial heart will be built with sensors that will react on all the bodies needs.  This product will cost over $195,000.

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Wild horses, burros up for adoption through federal program - Daily Mail - Charleston

Wild horses, burros up for adoption through federal program - Daily Mail - Charleston | ALS Animals | Scoop.it
Wild horses, burros up for adoption through federal program
Daily Mail - Charleston
All animals that are under three years old are available for a minimum of $125, and those three years and older are available for $25.
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Coming up there is a wild horse adoption, where you can buy these wild horses.  The horses will range from yearlings up to 5 year olds.  Horses that are three or younger will be sold for a minimum of $125 ad horses older then three will have a minimum of $25.  It is sad to think about of cheap horses are being sold.

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What's The Truth About GMO? Food Biotechnology Series

What's The Truth About GMO? Food Biotechnology Series | ALS Animals | Scoop.it
Standing in the aisle as the supermarket dietitian, I get asked all kinds of questions. Recently, a few moms were asking me "Where are the non-GMO (non genetically modified organisms) foods?".  The...
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Parents are worried about GMO foods.  They think that they are bad and want the best for their children, therefore they are beginning to pay more attention to what they are buying.  They are wondering if foods should just be changed to non-GMO.

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Award-winning farrier Travis Burns blends art, science in equine hoof care at veterinary college | Virginia Tech News

Award-winning farrier Travis Burns blends art, science in equine hoof care at veterinary college | Virginia Tech News | ALS Animals | Scoop.it

“Travis Burns brings a special set of skills, knowledge, and experience in his role as the college’s farrier, and he is more than deserving of recognition for his growing list of accomplishments,” said Dr. David Hodgson, head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

 

One of those accomplishments puts Burns in elite company. He’s one of only 16 farriers in the United States to be named an associate in the Worshipful Company of Farriers, a London-based trade association founded in 1605.

 

He earned that recognition from the group last October by an examination that assessed his knowledge of anatomy, conditions and diseases of the fohow conformation affects the gait and the foot, and vice versa. 

 Click on the headline or image to read the full article at the Virginia Tech web site.


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This article is about Travis Burns a professional award-winning farrier.  He teaches at Virginia Tech as an equine hoof specialist.  Burns is one of 16 farriers in the US to be named an associate in the Worshipful Company of Farriers.  He was the designated farrier at World Equestration Games in Lexington, Kentucky, and also did some work in London at the Olympics.

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