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Bigger horns equal better genes

...rs. "We've learned from other species, such as deer and sheep, that horn or antler size can be a good indicator of an individual's quality and reproductive success," Coltman said. "We wanted to see if the same could be said for alpine ibex, and we found that it can." The researchers were particular...

Mule deer moms rescue other fawns

Mule deer are giving new meaning to watching out for other mothers' kids. An intriguing study of mule deer and whitetail deer conducted by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada and the University of ...

Vaccine prevents prion disease in mice

...ss of redesigning the vaccine so it can be used on deer and cattle." Wisniewski said much more work is ...significant outbreak of chronic wasting disease in deer and elk occurs and if it were transmissible to humans, then we would need a vaccine like this to pro...

Immunization rates hit record high in poor countries

... a blueish green haven unmistakable to turkeys and deer (and hunters): a thick understory of duff, deep with shade that accentuates the black furrows of the hemlock's tannin-rich bark. In winter, chickadees eat the small seed cones of the hemlock and they are only one species of many that depend on the...

Fungal factories may save hemlock forests

... a blueish green haven unmistakable to turkeys and deer (and hunters): a thick understory of duff, deep with shade that accentuates the black furrows of the hemlock's tannin-rich bark. In winter, chickadees eat the small seed cones of the hemlock and they are only one species of many that depend on the...

New dwarf buffalo discovered by chance in the Philippines

... Only a few fossils of elephants, rhinos, pig, and deer have been found previously, according to Dr. Angel Bautista, a co-author of the study and curator of anthropology at the National Museum of the Philippines in Manila. "Finding this new species is a great event in the Philippines," he said. "We have w...

Cougar predation key to ecosystem health

...ion National Park in the past 70 years has allowed deer populations to dramatically increase, leading to s...yon in the 1930s, it allowed much higher levels of deer browsing," said Robert Beschta, an OSU professor emeritus of forest hydrology. "That set in motion a...

A new view on Lyme disease: Rodents hold the key to annual risk

... out. Their findings upset the long-held view that deer and climate are the best indicators of disease ris...ve examined variations in climate and white-tailed deer population dynamics as determinants of tick abundance and disease risk. But few have investigated th...

UGA researchers find that hunting can increase the severity of wildlife disease epidemics

...s in European foxes and chronic wasting disease in deer and elk populations in the American West. The researchers note that in each instance, disease outbreaks have worsened in response to the hunting. One reason the policies failed, Choisy and Rohani said, is that they didn't take into account an ecolo...

Virus has 'catastrophic' affect on red squirrels, research shows

...ell in controlling populations of species like the deer and rabbit. It's a practical and affordable solution." Tony Sainsbury, Lecturer in Wild Animal Health at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), commented: "The cases seen by ZSL's national red squirrel disease surveillance programme clearly demon...

Hantavirus found in African wood mouse

... to a previously unknown hantavirus carried by the deer mouse. The team has suggested calling the virus they found the Sangassou virus, for the region in which it was found. This follows tradition; in 1976, the first hantavirus was found near--and named for--the Hantaan River near Seoul, South Korea. "...

Successful cell engineering may lead to mad cow prevention, say researchers

... first cloning of a cat in 2002 and a white tailed deer in 2004. ...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

...en agreed to go around and snip off hair from dead deer killed on the highway," Chamberlain says. "Other p... and all the birds have left are lead-contaminated deer carcasses and the calves we supplement them with." Recovery strategies Chamberlain sees three op...

Students discover 11,000 year old remains of Irish Elk

...iganteus) lived around 11,000 years ago. The giant deer roamed the open tundra landscape that was widespre...of the Isle of Man remained suitable for the giant deer for several more hundred years than surrounding islands because of the possible slower rate of colon...

Study Holds Promise For New Way To Fight HIV

... DNA and skeletal features to prove that the giant deer - which roamed across Europe and Siberia with preh...n with the fallow deer, one of the most widespread deer in the UK since their introduction by the Normans in the eleventh century. The results, published ...

Extinct giant deer's descendant found in UK

... DNA and skeletal features to prove that the giant deer - which roamed across Europe and Siberia with preh...n with the fallow deer, one of the most widespread deer in the UK since their introduction by the Normans in the eleventh century. The results, published ...

Variant prion protein causes infection but no symptoms

...w disease in cattle and chronic wasting disease in deer and elk. Now, new research suggests that a variant form of abnormal prion protein--one lacking an "anchor" into the cell membrane--may be unable to signal cells to start the lethal disease process, according to scientists at the Rocky Mountain Labora...

Active Vaccine Prevents Mice From Developing Prion Disease

...s geographic range is expanding. Two cases in wild deer have recently been reported for the first time in ... are in the process of redesigning the vaccine for deer and cattle. After choosing the appropriate bacteria for each vaccine, they must genetically modify i...

South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn

..., in which aquatic birds nest, while killing swamp deer and other animals. (The Pantanal's other fauna includes giant anteaters, armadillos, capybara, the Brazilian tapir and jaguar, and endangered species like the howler and capuchin monkeys, caiman, and giant black eagle.) Moreover, several large trans...

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