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04Aug 16

How do hummingbirds steer?

Hummingbirds move at incredible speeds. One type can travel up to 60 miles per hour (97 kmh). How do hummingbirds navigate their surroundings when they are moving so fast? A new…

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01Jul 16

See a cheetah’s-eye view

Cheetahs are known for being the fastest land animal. They can run as fast as 70 miles per hour (112 kmh) in short bursts. Now, thanks to the Cincinnati Zoo,…

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Horse News

Horses News -- ScienceDaily

Equine News. All about horses including the latest in horse cloning, race horse physiology and horse health.

Researchers examined lung tissue from 95 racehorses that had actively raced or trained before their deaths and found a majority had inflammatory airway disease (IAD). Previous research suggested the disease occurs in up to half of equine athletes. The first of its kind study suggests even racehorses without respiratory signs could have IAD.
Posted: April 11, 2018, 3:09 pm
Just as strep throat can run rampant in elementary schools, strangles, the "strep throat" of horses, caused by a different Streptococcus bacterium, is highly contagious. Veterinarians have an important role to play not only in treating the disease, but also in ensuring that infected horses are kept away from other animals until they have fully recovered from the illness.
Posted: March 13, 2018, 7:21 pm
An allergen microchip can be used to identify allergic sensitization in horses. "Our best friends are more like us than we perhaps thought – even in terms of their immune system," explains lead author of the study.
Posted: February 28, 2018, 2:20 pm

Video: Speedy Dragonflies

Source: National Science Foundation

See how scientists are learning more about dragonflies by catching their fast movements on camera.

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