Dogs may be able to sniff out malaria through their acute sense of smell, thereby saving thousands of lives through quick and non-invasive detection, scientists have claimed.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a grant to commission research into the possibility to scientists at Durham University, Medical Detection Dogs and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, along with counterparts in Gambia.
Last month, the Supreme Court directed the states and local bodies to take steps to sterilise and vaccinate nuisance-causing stray dogs
(...)The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that roughly 36 percent of the world’s rabies deaths occur in India each year, most of those when children come into contact with infected dogs. The WHO estimates the dog population to be around 25 million in India.(..)
I’m not going to bother debunking the “pack leader” theory. It’s been done far too many times, including by the theory’s originator, Dave Mech. Let’s start instead with the dictionary definition of leader and go from there: Someone who commands a group, organization, or person. I’ll add to that list an animal, as there are many of us who …
But the thing is this. You’re wrong. And you’re wrong in both senses of that word. You’re inaccurate, because you’re firing moral psychological software, evolved for social interchange in humans, at a dog, who will never be molded into an upstanding member of society. And in spite of your good intentions, you’re morally wrong because you will inevitably end up employing pain and fear to motivate him.
If you can't get your dog to behave, it may be your tone of voice that's to blame. Dogs follow our directions more quickly when we seem happy or neutral, Ross Flom, a psychologist from Brigham Young University, and one of his graduate students, concluded from a recent set of experiments. Their work was published (paywall) in Anima
Au Puy du Fou, les animaux font le show ! : Aujourd'hui, notre Miss Véto préférée, Laétitia Barlerin, vous emmène découvrir les merveilles du Puy du Fou. Partez pour l'aventure en compagnie des animaux - La Quotidienne sur France 5
Bienvenue sur cette cagnotte pour les animaux de laboratoire dont l'objectif a été atteint en 48h seulement ! Vous pouvez encore participer à la cagnotte, ce budget minimum étant le strict nécessaire pour démarrer le projet : chaque euro compte et plus la cagnotte est importante, plus nous pourrons avancer rapidement sur ce projet, dont les participants connaîtront les avancées et le détail de l'utilisation de la cagnotte. Un immense merci de votre soutien aussi massif et immédiat. -audrey Souvent considérée comme l'une des thématiques les plus difficiles à comprendre ou à défendre dans la protection animale, la condition des animaux de laboratoire est malheureusement trop méconnue.
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