• Animal Care

    Indianapolis Animal Care Services reaches ‘critical capacity’

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Animal Care Services is calling out for people to adopt after they ran out of space to house animals. The organization said Thursday they have reached a critical capacity for dogs and cats. They have reached the point where they have had to set up crates in their hallways. “When I say space is critical right now, we started the day with no openings and had a dog come in overnight that had to be housed in a crate. We’re not set up to house dogs long-term in crates,” said Katie Trennepohl, deputy director of IACS. Trennepohl  

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  • Animal News

    Animals Laugh Too, Researchers Say | Biology

    Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles took a closer look at vocal play signals — or what might be thought of as laughter — across the animal kingdom. Sifting through studies on various species’ play behavior, Winkler & Bryant tracked vocalization patterns that show a strong similarity to human laughter. Image credit: Katrin B. Play is common in a few lineages of the animal kingdom, being especially prevalent among some birds and many mammals. Many theories of the function and types of play have been proposed, although difficulties exist, including but not limited to the basic problems of  

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    Fort Worth Animal Shelter faces overcrowding of cats and dogs

    The Fort Worth Animal Shelter says Cream is a 1-year-old pit-mix who has never met a stranger and loves toys. Cream would do best in an active household with a playmate, the shelter said. She can be adopted at the North Animal Campus. Fort Worth Animal Shelter Provided The Fort Worth Animal Shelter faces dire overcrowding and needs immediate help from the community to save cats and dogs, the shelter said Wednesday. About 2,800 were taken into the shelter in April and May, pushing the shelter to overcapacity. Medium and large dogs and cats need to be adopted to make  

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    Watch now: Mount Carmel decides to use Rogersville shelter pending revisions to animal control policy | Pets

    MOUNT CARMEL — Town leaders agreed Thursday that a part-time animal control officer will continue transporting Mount Carmel strays to the Rogersville shelter. The city’s animal shelter was shut down in April due to being dilapidated and unsafe. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen also agreed Thursday that its animal control policy is obsolete and needs to be revised, and once that revision is completed the municipal animal shelter issue will be revisited. City Manager Mike Housewright told the Times News that former Church Hill Animal Control Officer Fred Castle has been hired to become Mount Carmel’s part-time ACO. Castle  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Animal nutrition student starts own pet treats business

    A STUDENT has launched her very own pet treats business. Louise McGill, 17, of Guisborough, has launched Posh Paws Bakery, a new business that specialises in making home-made dog treats. The Level 3 Animal Management student found inspiration to bake canine treats after studying animal nutrition on her course at Askham Bryan College at Stewart Park in Middlesbrough. From what she learned at college, paired with helping her pooch who sticks to a grain-free diet due to allergies, Louise developed a recipe that has been enjoyed by the toughest of canine critics. Louise said: “Having previously worked for a dog-boarding  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Putting feed intelligence into practice with raw materials

    Precision nutrition in animal nutrition is as important as ever for producers as they look to cope with high feed costs and remain competitive. With feed accounting for up to three quarters of animal production costs, rapid rises in cereal crop prices can hit profit margins hard. As well as price, producers need to contend with quality issues as depending on geography, time of year, soil quality and growing conditions, as well as harvesting and post-harvesting circumstances, among other factors, even individual raw material deliveries from the same source can potentially show substantial disparity in nutritional quality. We collected data  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    May feed update: What did you miss?

    Singao launches new generation of sodium butyrate Singao in China has developed and synthesised sodium butyrate in its Ding Su G product (>98{c93c05115eae7b2853c4a44517667f24b04dafe21463d3cb653b86ff5269b0fa} sodium butyrate), which the company says features reduced butyric odour, is applicable to all animals, is easily incorporated into feed, premixes, additives and animal health products, is released slowly in the stomach and intestines, and is made using crystalline matrix with interwoven structure, which is a novel technology. The uniform ball-shaped granular structure contributes to better a CV in feed mixing homogeneity test and reduced segregation during transportation. In addition, the crystalline matrix leads to a unique  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    CSA Animal Nutrition hires swine nutritionist

    CSA Animal Nutrition is pleased to announce that Dr. Aaron Jones has joined its team as a swine nutritionist.  Jones will provide technical support to regional feed manufacturers and swine producers. His primary function is to optimize nutrition programs to provide the best economic outcome. “We are pleased to have Aaron join our CSA team and expect his education and practical experience will bring value to our customers,” said Charles Shininger, president of CSA Animal Nutrition. “His experience conducting research on commercial farms along with his technical sales and service work will allow him to connect and communicate effectively with  

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