Animal Health

Self-Anointing For Medical Care

August 4, 2021 0

A dab of this, a drop of that – we humans are consistently covering our bodies with creams, oils, and ointments of all kinds. From moisturizer to perfume, from antibiotic ointment to soothing muscle rubs, […]

Animal Health

How Birds Manage Their Weight

May 27, 2020 0

For most members of the animal kingdom, a little extra fat on the body is a good thing. It acts as insulation in cooler climates and can come in handy as an energy source in […]

Animal Health

Just What Is Breastmilk, Anyway?

April 15, 2020 1

All mammals have mammary glands, and in females, these glands have evolved to produce milk. Milk is so much more than simply a food source for newborn offspring. In addition to containing the most appropriate […]

Animal Health

Salmon Treat Sea Lice Infection With Fresh Water

April 1, 2020 0

The salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) is a common parasite of many salmonid fishes. A heavy load of lice, commonly called sea lice, can have dramatic negative effects on the ability of the fish to survive […]

Animal Health

How Do Primates Deal With Parasitic Infections?

February 20, 2019 0

Parasitic infections are an unfortunate part of life for most animals, humans included. Without the (unnaturally sterile) human standards of hygiene, our primate cousins contract parasites much more commonly. Humans treat parasitic infections with vaccinations […]