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Reintroduced Przewalski’s horses have a different diet than before their extinction in the wild

The preferred fodder of horses is grass. This is true for domestic horses as well as for wild horses in the Gobi Desert. A team of researchers from...

(Web-Redaktion on 07/20/2017)

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Not so pretty after all: a new pestivirus that attacks the nervous system of Austrian pigs

Some newly born piglets shiver even when they are kept warm. So-called “shaking piglets” have symptoms that resemble those of the classical swine...

(Web-Redaktion on 07/04/2017)

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Most Modern Horses Are Descendants of Recently Imported Oriental Stallions

Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna who have analyzed the Y chromosomes of more than 50 horses representing 21 breeds have found that the paternal lines...

(Web-Redaktion on 06/29/2017)

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Regional “hot spot” of Borna disease discovered in Upper Austria

Bornaviruses cause a lethal form of encephalitis, called Borna disease, among horses and sheep. To date there have been only a few reported cases in...

(Web-Redaktion on 06/21/2017)

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Gene transfer as a treatment of neurodegenerative diseases: Viral vectors travel longer distances than previously thought

Gene transfer is seen as a hopeful therapy for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients. The approach involves using harmless laboratory-produced viruses...

(Web-Redaktion on 06/16/2017)

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