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Scientists have discovered how mosquitoes develop viral immunity

Scientists have discovered how mosquitoes develop viral immunity | Animal Science | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Published online in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the team from CSIRO's Australian Animal Health Laboratory, in Geelong, have shown Vago, a protein previously identified in fruit flies, is...

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As we all know, misquitoes are annoying to us as well as our animals. There has been a study on how misquitoes develop their immunity to different iral diseases like the West Nile Virus. Compared to humans misquitoes are missing a lot of parts of their immune system. they have Vago which is like interferon. Interferon is a protein released by animal cells, usually in response to the entry of a virus, that has the property of inhibiting virus replication. This lets the misquitoes have an immunity to viruses. 

 
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Briana Voorhis's curator insight, September 16, 2013 1:33 PM

This article was very informative.  I had never really understood how mosquitos could transmit so many viruses and still remain unaffected by them.

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Mystery of superglued udders grips farm show

Mystery of superglued udders grips farm show | Animal Science | Scoop.it
For 155 years, farmers from all over the country have brought their dairy cattle to the Great Yorkshire Show in the hope of winning a prized rosette for Daisy.

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Leopard print clothing banned at zoo as it 'confuses animals' - Telegraph

Leopard print clothing banned at zoo as it 'confuses animals' - Telegraph | Animal Science | Scoop.it
A wildlife park has banned visitors from wearing leopard print clothing because it is confusing the animals.

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Kennedy Williamson's comment, September 25, 2013 11:30 AM
Animal Print clothing got banned in Chessington World of Adventures Resort. Animals would try to communicate with the people wearing those prints. Those animals would then scare away those people. This involves animals because they get scared as well as the humans. They also get confused.
Cassie Chriswell's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:41 PM

At a zoo there is ZERO tolerance policy on wearing any animal print.  The animal print causes the animals to try and communicate with the person wearing the clothing.  People that are wearing the animal print clothing could come face- to- face with animals thinking you are another animal.  If you wear the animal print you could come face- to- face with white rhinos, giraffes, flimingoes, waterbuck, and several other animals at the zoo.  There are several other animal print that you cant wear.  You cant wear zebra pint, giraffe print, leperad print, cheetah print,  tiger print, spotted hyena, striped hyena, and finally african wild dog. 

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 11, 2013 2:17 PM
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At a zoo there is ZERO tolerance policy on wearing any animal print.  The animal print causes the animals to try and communicate with the person wearing the clothing.  That is just kind of weird for animals and hunmans to communcate! People that are wearing the animal print clothing could come face- to- face with animals thinking you are another animal. Witch is not a good thin.. It could become deadly.  If you wear the animal print you could come face- to- face with many animals such as the following,  white rhinos, giraffes, flimingoes, waterbuck, and several other animals at the zoo.  There are several other animal print that you cant wear.  You cant wear zebra pint, giraffe print, leperad print, cheetah print,  tiger print, spotted hyena, striped hyena, and finally african wild dog. 

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Firefighter's Actions Bring Cat Back to Life After House Fire

Firefighter's Actions Bring Cat Back to Life After House Fire | Animal Science | Scoop.it
A human oxygen mask was used to restart Gert's breathing after she was discovered lying motionless (We love our hoomins as much as they love us.
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This article was someting you don't hear about everyday. There was a house fire in Stratford, East London and a firefighter save a cat's life in an unusual way. He saw the cat and used his own oxygen mask to save the cat. The oxygen mask was used to restart the cat's breathing. It is good to hear that there are some people in this world who have that passion for animals. 

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Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business? : NPR

Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business?  : NPR | Animal Science | Scoop.it
Farmers give antibiotics routinely to pigs, beef cattle and poultry. They say the drugs help keep animals healthy and get them to market faster.

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Van hits horses on Highway 70, pinning driver - Enterprise-Record

Van hits horses on Highway 70, pinning driver - Enterprise-Record | Animal Science | Scoop.it
Van hits horses on Highway 70, pinning driver
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OROVILLE — A Paradise man was badly injured after his vehicle crashed into two horses that were running down the northbound lanes of Highway 70.
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Kenneth Edward Wahl was driving with his family.While he was driving, he ran into and hit two horses. The cause of the horse escape is still unknown. Both horses died in this accident. When Wahl hit the horses, one horse went through the windshield and pinned him. He was air lifted to a local hospital while his family were taken by ambulance. 

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