Press Releases of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

The current press releases of the Vetmeduni Vienna report latest developments and events from the areas of science and research, teaching and the animal hospital of the Vetmeduni Vienna.


Press Releases 2017

Earth-air heat exchanger best way to protect farm animals in livestock buildings against the effects of climate change [Link 1]
To be announced [Link 2]
The wild ass returns [Link 3]
Stem cells conduct cartilage regeneration but are not directly involved [Link 4]
New genes on “deteriorating” Y chromosome [Link 5]
How the smallest bacterial pathogens outwit host immune defences by stealth mechanisms [Link 6]
Domestication has not made dogs cooperate more with each other compared to wolves [Link 7]
Usutu virus is back – not only in blackbirds but also in humans [Link 8]
Kune Kune piglets possess social learning skills and have an astonishingly good memory [Link 9]
Party discipline for jumping genes [Link 10]
Foster tadpoles trigger parental instinct in poison frogs [Link 11]
Wolves understand cause and effect better than dogs [Link 12]
A-MUD: a method for automatically detecting mouse song [Link 13]
An island getaway: Why some Listeria strains survive good food hygiene standards [Link 14]
Comparing food allergies: Animals and humans may have more in common than you think [Link 15]
Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets is experimentally confirmed for the first time [Link 16]
Seasonal Effects: „Winter foals “ are smaller than foals born in summer [Link 17]
Oestrogen regulates pathological changes of bones via bone lining cells [Link 18]
Temperature, solar radiation, wind: Three parameters to predict a vehicle’s cabin air temperature [Link 19]
Reintroduced Przewalski’s horses have a different diet than before their extinction in the wild [Link 20]
Not so pretty after all: a new pestivirus that attacks the nervous system of Austrian pigs [Link 21]
Most Modern Horses Are Descendants of Recently Imported Oriental Stallions [Link 22]
Regional “hot spot” of Borna disease discovered in Upper Austria [Link 23]
Gene transfer as a treatment of neurodegenerative diseases: Viral vectors travel longer distances than previously thought [Link 24]
Sensitivity to inequity is in wolves’ and dogs’ blood [Link 25]
Don't move: To ensure constant food supply edible dormice rather give up their favourite food [Link 26]
Cockatoos keep their tools safe [Link 27]
Shearing of alpacas is necessary, but also stressful [Link 28]
You spy with your little eye – dogs can adopt the perspective of humans [Link 29]
Raccoon dog represents a more acute risk than raccoon as vector for transmission of local parasites [Link 30]
For This New Zealand Parrot, “Laughter” Is Contagious [Link 31]
Stressed seabird parents think only of themselves [Link 32]
Male poison frogs become cannibals after taking over territories [Link 33]
Metabolism drives growth and division of cancer cells [Link 34]
Departure of migratory birds from stopover sites is hormone-controlled [Link 35]
Salicylic acid, a widespread ingredient in pain relief medications, promotes nasal mucosa colonization by Staphylococcus aureus [Link 36]
“Here’s a treat for you!” – Dogs share food with other dogs even in complex situations [Link 37]
“Bring it back”, but within bounds – retrieval strains the forelimbs of dogs [Link 38]
Austrian “Shaking piglets” infected with epidemic pestivirus [Link 39]
Positive effect of winter dormancy on cold-blooded cognition [Link 40]


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Georg Mair
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