africa

The weaver and the widow

Almost all of weaverbirds and 68 species live in Africa. Only few of them live in South Asia, Madagascar and southern Arabia. Many of them are similar to sparrows, but painted bright and colorful. Perhaps, none of the birds had not mastered this art of weaving nests, as weaverbirds. It is “weaving”, even knitting a specific pattern. Fiber, picked at random from plants, bird several times passes via the fingers into a loop and then takes the bill to the end of the “rope” and firmly tighten the loop.

These weaverbirds weave nests of males. Females only finish the interior of the house finished lining spherical “floor” soft materials and under the roof weave “ceiling” —apparently, additional protection (insulation) from the tropical sun. Each male weaves the nest for several females, and then leaves them, giving themselves to sit and feed in a cozy house offspring. Living in the savannas of the weaverbirds nests in trees in large colonies — up to a hundred nests on a single acacia or baobab tree.’ Each hanging on the end of the branch, and from a distance they all look like large fruits. Continue reading

Prevention of quarantine diseases of animals

FMD is an acute viral disease of animals (mainly cattle, goats, sheep and pigs), which also hurts people . characterized by intoxication and vesicular-erosive (bubble-ulcerative) lesions of the mucous membranes of the oral and nasal cavities, and skin of the interdigital folds.

Dogs, cats, horses, chickens, ducks, geese do not get sick but can carry the virus.

The causative agent of FMD is stored in the blood and meat of infected animals, is transmitted from one animal to another by contact, through contaminated feed and manure. The pathogen persists for a long time on the health products and litter. An important source of spread of the virus is animal manure, which in such cases should be burned or subjected to biothermal disinfection.

Prevention of foot and mouth disease based on preventing the flow of FMD virus in Schmallenberg disease management and the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The main reasons for the spread of FMD virus are: the virus introduction from dysfunctional disease entities, primarily in connection with illegal importation of animals, animal products Continue reading

The biggest domestic cats

Asher is a rare breed of domestic cats, the growth of which reaches a height of meters and a weight of 15 kg, was artificially bred English biotech company Lifestyle Pets. This is the largest breed of domestic cats .

These amazing creatures were born by crossing the genes of the African Serval, the Asian leopard cat and domestic cats.

Asian leopard cat:

The cat-leopard was given the name of the breed in honor of the pagan goddess Hebrew ushers.

According to experts, these giants behave like ordinary domestic cats: I love to sleep longer, play with the kids. It is argued that the ushers are comfortable with walking on a leash and eat generally the same food that our Barsik. However in large quantities

However, if you fell in love with this breed, do not rush to reach for the wallets: these cats are positioned as exclusive, a year is grown no more than one hundred individuals, each individual is a mandatory sterilization. The waiting list is an average of 10 months. Continue reading

Dog surfing Australian
These Australian dogs now, catch the wave, but not cats. Australian surfer decided to direct their abilities in an unusual manner – he teaches dogs how to surf. The man…

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The control of animal diseases
Prevention of animal diseases has been a dominant value in veterinary medicine. All Pets are exposed to constant threat from bacteria and viruses. Affects of health and environmental conditions, which…

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In Kazakhstan, wild animals were endangered
As reported in regional Prosecutor's office, the population of wild animals in the area is decreasing at an alarming rate. While most animals die as a result of hunting. The…

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