Horses can communicate with humans, especially when they’re in dire need, using visual and tactile signals. This is what researchers from Kobe University Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Monamie Ringhofer and Associate Professor Shinya Yamamoto, discovered.
Are foxes man’s new best friend? In Russia, there’s now a choice after geneticist Dmitry Belyaev began a breeding program 50 years ago.
The JFK International Airport in New York, the busiest airport in the United States, is making a lot of passengers happy with a newly built special toilet designed for pets.
Maggie, an Australian kelpie likely to be the world's oldest dog, recently died at her home in Victoria, Australia.
When shown pictures of an unfamiliar human with a threatening facial expression, horses become stressed and view the image using their left eye. While similar behaviors have been documented in domestic cats and dogs, this is the first time researchers have found horses can interpret the different emotions of their handlers, too.
Researchers found domestic dogs can tell the difference between a threatening and pleasant facial expression by gazing into one's eyes. This is similar to a human's social gazing behavior.
Backyard chickens living in spacious coops with access to the great outdoors carry more ticks, mice and lice than their poultry farm-raised counterparts. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, hope their study will help chicken owners implement more effective methods of parasite prevention.
Researchers recently discovered two-toned cats are born with distinctive black-and-white patches because certain pigment cells fail to multiply properly during early stages of embryo development. They suggest their findings could be used to to trace other genetic abnormalities, such as holes in the heart.
Regular, gentle pats and positive human interactions benefit growing calves. This could be advantageous for farmers, as cows produce more milk if they gain more weight at a young age.
Most wild horses have lost their unique wild Dun coats that are characterized by pale hair and zebra-like dark stripes. In a recent study, researchers investigate the genetics behind this unique skin pigmentation and why horses have evolved differently.
If the European Union lifted its ban on feeding pigs food waste, roughly 1.8 million hectares of threatened Brazilian forest and savannah could be saved from excess agricultural development.
Researchers from Iowa State University have given a cat named Vincent new hope of leading a normal life with the help of unique prosthetics.
A genetic analysis of modern and ancient Yakutian horses revealed the cold-weather animals rapidly evolved to survive extreme temperatures of eastern Siberia.
Children exposed to animals at a young age are 15 percent less likely to develop asthma later in life.