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WSU to study wolf, cattle behavior - Capital Press

WSU to study wolf, cattle behavior - Capital Press | animal science | Scoop.it
WSU to study wolf, cattle behavior
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Washington State University researchers will study wolf and cattle behavior in an effort to minimize conflicts.
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wolves and cattle are starting to act differently. the pack sizes are changing also
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What you should know about the lumpy skin disease of cattle

What you should know about the lumpy skin disease of cattle | animal science | Scoop.it
James Odongo, a cattle farmer from Gulu, was worried when he saw wounds on the back of his heifer. The small wounds later caused the skin to start peeling off, leaving larger wounds on the cow’s body.

Via Logan Massingill
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LSD is a skin disease in cattle. it is really small at first but then it starts peeling and getting bigger. this is a big problem. 

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Logan Massingill's curator insight, September 18, 2013 2:09 PM

Lumpy skin disease (LSD) of cattle is a disease that affects the cows skin. The wounds start off small and soon start peeling off creating bigger and worse wounds along the cows skin. Signs of the disease include fever, raised firm and painful lumps on the skin, especially around the head, neck, genitals, limbs and tail of the animal. This disease can be transmitted through infected salvia in a common and used drinking palce or area. 

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Fracking sparks food safety concern as expert warns of serious risk to livestock

Fracking sparks food safety concern as expert warns of serious risk to livestock | animal science | Scoop.it
Fracking for gas and oil in the British countryside poses such a significant risk to livestock that a moratorium should be imposed on the industry until its impact on food safety can be assessed, a leading researcher has warned.

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Oregon State University has had to close their swine program. The manure storage lagoon is cracking and leaking. Its leaking into the near by waters. This problem is causing OSU to have to sell off there swine. They are keeping their cattle program open still.
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#FloridaProblems: 7-foot alligator removed from drain pipe; 14,275 nuisance alligator complaints in 2011

#FloridaProblems: 7-foot alligator removed from drain pipe; 14,275 nuisance alligator complaints in 2011 | animal science | Scoop.it

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - Unlike the alligators of urban legend that lurk in Manhattan’s sewers, a real-life reptile took up residence in a drain pipe in an otherwise quiet neighborhood near the Ulamay Wildlife Sanctuary -- belching menacing, rumbling hisses at passers-by.

 

Since December, the alligator inhabited the grated end of a stormwater pipe off Lakewood Circle. And nearby humans feared for the animal’s health and safety.

 

Neighborhood guesstimates of the gator’s length ranged from 4 to 10 feet -- only the fearsome, scaly snout was typically visible, poking out of the pipe. Whatever its length, the toothy reptile apparently was not happy with its living situation.

 

Hours later, the reptile was removed. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers used plastic piping to coax the 7-foot gator to backpedal -- “he wasn’t at all happy about it,” spokeswoman Joy Hill described -- and the beast was captured soon afterward.

 

The alligator was relocated to a St. Johns River marsh, Hill said.

 

The FWC’s Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program received 14,275 nuisance alligator complaints in 2011, and 6,995 gators were removed...

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Cassie Chriswell's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:27 PM

The poor alligator was stuck in a drain pipe in Merritt Island, Florida.  Its not good for the alligators safety or the peoples  safety that found him.  After they caught him they relocated him to St. Johns River Marsh.  Near where the pipe was there was a school.. At the school they had boys that feed it hot dogs and even teased it.  Also they had girls that conducted a prayer service rigth by the pipe where alligator was at.  It was stuck in a drain pipe. 

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 11, 2013 2:20 PM
Cassie Chriswell: 

This alligator was stuck in a drain pipe in Merritt Island, Florida.  Its not good for the alligators safety or the peoples  safety.  Espeectily for the people that found the animal stuck.    After they caught him they relocated him to St. Johns River Marsh.  Near where the pipe was there was a school.. At the school they had boys that feed it hot dogs and even teased it.  Also they had girls that conducted a prayer service rigth by the pipe where alligator was at.  It was stuck in a drain pipe. It would have been bad if anyone got hurt in the process of getting the animal out! But, luckly nobody was hurt!!

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Another reason to call Mark Lindsay & Son Plumbing & Heating

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Brain scans show that dogs are as conscious as human children

Brain scans show that dogs are as conscious as human children | animal science | Scoop.it
By specially training dogs to lie motionless in an fMRI scanner, neuroscientists have finally taken a look inside the mind of our favorite companion animal.

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OSU to close swine barn, sell off its hogs - Capital Press

OSU to close swine barn, sell off its hogs - Capital Press | animal science | Scoop.it
OSU to close swine barn, sell off its hogs Capital Press They've been used for livestock evaluation and basic animal science courses, sold to 4-H and FFA members who raise pigs for county fair projects, and even entered in the Oregon State Fair by...

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Almedin Cajlak's curator insight, November 5, 2013 4:23 PM

This article is talking about they are closing the swine barn and  selling the hogs to buy the repiars what they need for their barn. They wanted to sell the hogs so they can get more money to buy the repiars for their barn. They want the barn to be safe so the animals can live there safely. 

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FACTORY FARMING

FACTORY FARMING | animal science | Scoop.it
Traditional farming methods were transformed in the 1920s when it was discovered that vitamins A and D could be added to animal feed and allow livestock to be raised without exercise and sunlight for growth.

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Mice Lose Fear Of Cats Permanently After Infection With Toxoplasma Gondii ... - Huffington Post

Mice Lose Fear Of Cats Permanently After Infection With Toxoplasma Gondii ... - Huffington Post | animal science | Scoop.it
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Mice Lose Fear Of Cats Permanently After Infection With Toxoplasma Gondii ...
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mice are becoming less scared of cats. 

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