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Newswise: Pet tags link widely used flame retardant to hyperthyroidism in cats
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    10-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715306

Pet tags link widely used flame retardant to hyperthyroidism in cats

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have associated hyperthyroidism with another class of flame retardants, using silicone pet tags similar to the popular wristbands that many people wear for charitable causes.

3-Jul-2019 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715322

It's dog eat dog on the canine social ladder

University of Exeter

Climbing the social ladder is a ruff business for dogs, new research shows.

3-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Puppy love: Choosing the perfect pooch poses challenges similar to dating

Article ID: 714894

Puppy love: Choosing the perfect pooch poses challenges similar to dating

Indiana University

Indiana University psychologists who study relationship choice have found that when it comes to picking a canine companion, what people say they want in a dog isn't always in line with what they choose.

25-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 714472

Managing the risk of aggressive dog behavior

University of Bristol

Aggressive behaviour in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs.

17-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 714449

Texas Tech Celebrates Funding, Legislative Approval for School of Veterinary Medicine

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University System officials today (June 17) recognized all who played a part in helping secure funding from the Texas Legislature that will help establish the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine, a first for the State of Texas in more than a century.

17-Jun-2019 11:20 AM EDT


Article ID: 714124

Behavioural correlations of the domestication syndrome are decoupled in modern dog breeds

Stockholm University

Scientists since Darwin have been intrigued by the simultaneous alteration of multiple morphological

7-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Tips for Safe Travel with Pets

Article ID: 713703

Tips for Safe Travel with Pets

Texas A&M University

Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has some helpful tips for keeping pets safe and calm during road trips, plane rides, and any other type of trip away from home.

31-May-2019 8:30 AM EDT

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