domestic animals

Barking dogs attract leopards from wild


October 10th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 10 (IANS) The elusive, shy leopard avoids humans but has a special affinity for dogs. The reason? The dog is an easy prey and the feline relishes its ... Read more...

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Tiger terrorises Chhattisgarh’s forest residents


September 18th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 18 (IANS) A tiger that has killed one woman and over 30 domestic animals in the past month has terrorised the residents of dozens of forested villages in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sleeping with your pet could make you sick


January 25th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Sleeping beside your pet could increase the risk of contracting anything from worms to the bubonic plague, researchers say.Of the 250 known diseases transmitted from animals to humans, ... Read more...

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Potential new treatment for deadly nipah, hendra viruses identified


October 29th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential new treatment for the Nipah and Hendra viruses, two lethal and emerging viruses for which there is currently no treatment or vaccine available.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Only ancient wisdom can save India’s ’sacred’ animals


September 5th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Many "sacred" animals of India - a concept most visible in Hindu religion - may become extinct one day unless the ancient respect for all creations returns. "Respecting ... Read more...

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200,000 animals dead in Pakistan floods: FAO


August 20th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Over 200,000 domesticated animals have died in the floods in Pakistan, and poultry in many areas have been completely wiped out, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

The United Nations Recommends That The Farmers Utilize Pepper Spray To Frighten Wild Elephants


July 20th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The United Nations (UN) had a piece of advice on Monday for farmers, whose crops have been attacked by wild creatures like elephants. The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Horses could be men’s next best friends after dogs


July 6th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Horses inherently understand humans better than most other animals do, displaying tremendous sensitivity to even the most subtle eye and body movements, says a new study.The research found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A world of cave cities, secret palaces in Turkey’s Cappadocia (IANS Travel with images)


June 11th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranjana Narayan Cappadocia (Turkey), June 11 (IANS) Underground cities, labyrinthine rooms deep under the earth's surface, secret palaces carved high into mountain sides...You read about them in fantasy tales, but these ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Role of household dust bacteria in childhood asthma


April 16th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new research has revealed that bacterial populations found in household dust determine whether or not a child living in that home develops asthma.Recent studies have shown household ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating reptiles could be hazardous to health


February 10th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Reptiles are becoming a delicacy in some places around the world, but researchers are expressing concern over the dangerous side effects that come from eating them.Experts warn ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sydney dentist leaves $3m to stray cats, dogs!


November 14th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 14 (ANI): An ardent animal lover, who died alone in her Sydney home, has left her 3-million-dollar estate to stray cats and dogs.Daina Silins, a former dentist from Newport, was ... Read more...

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Genetic information from extinct bison could improve modern agricultural livestock


October 21st, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, October 21 (ANI): In a new study, University of Adelaide researchers have determined that genetic information from an extinct species of bison preserved in permafrost for thousands of years could help ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New oral vaccine may help protect prairie dogs and ferrets from plague


August 4th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): A new oral vaccine against sylvatic plague is showing significant promise in the laboratory as a way to protect prairie dogs and may eventually protect endangered black-footed ferrets ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female domestic cats tend to be righties, males lefties


July 28th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): A study on domestic cats conducted by researchers at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland suggests that, more often than not, females tend to be righties, while males ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female domestic cats tend to be righties, while males lefties


July 25th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): A study on domestic cats conducted by researchers at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland suggests that, more often than not, females tend to be righties, while males ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pet bites can cause potentially fatal MRSA infection


June 22nd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 22 (ANI): Pet owners are at an increased risk of getting infected with the potentially fatal MRSA infection through dogs and cats, say researchers.Dr. Richard Oehler, of the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cyclone ‘Aila’ death toll reaches 121


May 27th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, May 27 (ANI): The death toll from Cyclone Aila rose to 121, as thousands of people marooned in the coastal areas were battling to survive the aftermath with little food and ... Read more...

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Cyclone Aila toll in Bangladesh goes up to 62


May 26th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 26 (IANS) The death toll from Cyclone Aila, which hit Bangladesh Monday, rose to 62 Tuesday following recovery of 44 more bodies from various storm-battered coastal districts, ATN Bangla TV ... Read more...

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What underlies bewildering diversity in coat colour among domestic animals


January 16th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden say that the prime reason behind the bewildering diversity in coat colour among domestic animals like pigs and dogs, as compared ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Japanese residents increasingly buying pet robots amid financial crisis


January 15th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): In pursuit of comfort amid the ongoing credit crunch, Japanese residents are increasingly turning to stress-relieving pet robots, which resemble real pet cats and dogs.Made by Sega ... Read more...

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Facts on Raw Meat


November 29th, 2008 - 11:00 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
According to the scientist research that poultry's such as turkey is less likely to be contaminated with bacteria that can cause food poisoning if the birds chowed on natural feed ingredients.Every year ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Animals farmed for meat main source of food poisoning bug


September 28th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Researchers from Lancashire, England, and Chicago, IL, have discovered that animals farmed for meat are the main source of bacteria responsible for food poisoning.They suggested that 97 ... Read more...

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Eco-tourism still damaging wildlife irreversibly


August 14th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Nature lovers and eco-tourists might be damaging wildlife irreversibly even if they restrict their activities to tiptoeing discreetly through the undergrowth, a study by experts has warned. There ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Duckweed has tremendous potential for fighting pollution and global warming


July 9th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Three biologists at Rutgers Waksman Institute of Microbiology in the US have determined that on duckweed, which is a tiny aquatic plant found in ponds, has tremendous ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Nagamese object to factional clashes


May 24th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
By Vibou Ganguly Kohima, May 24 (ANI): A visit to the Seithekima Village in Nagaland's Dimapur District reveals how angry locals are over the recent factional clashes in the state. Blaming militant groups ... Read more...

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Water points for Asiatic lions in Sasan Gir in Gujarat


May 21st, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by admin
By Uday Adhvaryu Sasan Gir sanctuary (Gujarat), May 21 (ANI): With mercury registering high temperature with each passing day, the forest authorities in Sasan Gir sanctuary have made arrangements to protect lions ... Read more...

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Deadly Nipah viruses passed through sweet food, domestic animals


April 3rd, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Scientists have sounded an alert over the outbreak of Nipah virus, a deadly lung and brain disease currently spreading into rural India and Bangladesh, by warning that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Deadly new virus a scourge in rural Bangladesh


April 3rd, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by admin
London, April 3 (IANS) Nipah, a new and deadly virus that originated in Malaysia 10 years ago, is killing nearly three-fourths of the victims it infects in rural Bangladesh. People are catching ... Read more...

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Donkey domestication might have been slower than thought


March 11th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Domestication of the donkey might have been slower and less linear than previously thought, according to an international group of researchers.Collaborators from Washington University in St. Louis ... Read more...

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Donkey work began much later than thought


March 11th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by admin
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Domestication of the donkey as a beast of burden might have taken much longer than thought previously, according to a new study. Researchers, basing their study on 10 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Darwins view on the origins of chickens was wrong: Study


March 1st, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 1 (ANI): Charles Darwins view on the origins of the chicken was not entirely correct, according to a genetic study that has revealed why chickens have yellow legs.Greger Larson, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How anthrax enters cells revealed


January 26th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 26 (ANI): Microbiologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have achieved a major breakthrough in uncovering a biological gateway that anthrax uses to enter healthy cells.The researchers ... Read more...

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Now, rent a pet for periods ranging from an hour to a week!


November 25th, 2007 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 25 (ANI): Ever wanted a pet only for a few hours or few days? Well, you may be in a bit of a pleasant surprise for eclectic arrays of domestic ... Read more...

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