New initiative with old handsets halves rates of the disease in southern Tanzania – and is being applied to other conditions, too.
Dogs are important users of urban parks, but these are clearly designed for the use of people – except for a few out-of-the-way dog parks. Is that fair to dogs that have no say about living among us?
Eating cats and dogs which have been violently dispatched remains a key element of South Korean cuisine.
Accusations of animal cruelty at this year's Crufts have reminded us of the mostly hidden dark side of pedigree breeding.
We've bred them into all shapes and sizes, but dogs haven't been around for long enough to have evolved beyond Canis familiaris.
Around 5% of common garden snails in and around Sydney contain larvae of the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis, commonly known as the rat lungworm.
An animal science expert explains why Crufts teaches us so much about man's best friend.
Fleas have lived with people for as long as people have lived with pets.
The answer lies in the history we share with our canine companions.
Puff adders have developed impressive techniques to avoid being detected by predators.
Researchers want your canine's DNA to help unravel the connections between genes and behavior – for dogs and human beings.
Cats share some important genes associated with herbivores – this might explain their particular eating habits.
The how and the when of dog domestication are fairly settled. As for the where: now DNA says Fido traces his roots back to wolves in Central Asia that lingered around people's camps millennia ago.
With humans providing lots of easy leftover food, wolves had a great incentive to 'self-domesticate'.
Researchers have homed in on a number of behaviours that are associated with dominance and submission amongst groups of dogs.
In the past, owners were quick to put their pets down. Now, with many viewing pets as family members, are they waiting too long?
The morality of which animals we can and can't eat doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
Despite being initially colonised by Austronesian people, dogs from the island of Madagascar hail from Africa – unlike the humans.
After a handshake, we learned this week that we sniff our hands. But why? Hand smells are not all that interesting in themselves. This points to possibilities that you might not want to hear.
Sniffer dogs are great at finding gorillas in thick forest – but it comes at a price.