Animal diseases are a serious concern for pet owners and livestock producers. Not only can these diseases cause illness or death in animals, but they can also pose a risk to humans. This article will discuss some common animal diseases and their treatments. Ketosis This is something you may hear about often if you’re in […]
What Is the Lifespan of a Dog in the Wild?
Dogs are amazing creatures. One of the things that makes them so special is their lifespan. While the average lifespan of a dog in the wild is only about 10 years, some dogs have been known to live up to 20 years or more. The oldest recorded dog was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey, […]
‘Gentle giants’: rangers prepare for return of wild bison to UK
“When you see them in the wild, there’s this tangible feeling of humility and respect,” says Tom Gibbs, one of the UK’s first two bison rangers. “The size of them instantly demands your respect, although they are quite docile. I wouldn’t say they are scary, but you’re aware of what they can do.” The rangers […]
Yellowstone grizzly bears being killed to protect Wyoming cows
There are tens of millions of cows in the U.S. but only about 700 grizzly bears in the remote and wild public lands known as the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem that include and surround America’s first national park. Grizzlies are listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act and the federal government is legally mandated to […]
POLL: Could feeding cows seaweed help fight climate change?
In the climate change fight, scientists are always exploring new ways to tackle our emissions problems. One recent suggestion is to, well, make cows fart and belch less — something that could be music to the ears of Irish farmers. Researchers from James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, released a study in 2016, which appeared […]
Migrating Over a Carpet of Flowers
The last few weeks have been pretty busy for me with lots of tours and finding lots of migratory birds. This year’s early rain through the month of March was extreme but all along we knew that it would be a spectacular spring and hence have been rewarded with carpets of amazing multicoloured blooms covering […]