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How problematic is it for sheep to wear a bell all summer long?

Do sheep bells qualify as mistreatment of animals?

Icelandic horses carry heavy burdens

Icelandic horses have high heart rates and lactic acid concentrations during competitions and tests, Swedish study shows. “This is an indication of insufficient basic exercising of the horses,”says a Norwegian expert.

Making good sperm better

Why are boars in Norway more fertile than elsewhere?

Rounding up a cattle virus in human noses

Watch where you sneeze! Humans can make cows sick by transmitting a virus from barn to barn – sometimes in their noses.

We carry viruses from barn to barn

Pneumonia is a mounting problem in barns.

Endangered Norwegian livestock hanging on

Western Fjord Cattle, the Norwegian Spotted Goose and the Norwegian Coastal Goat are among the Norwegian livestock that need help to avoid extinction.

Nasty nasal parasite

A parasite found in a reindeer’s nose 25 years ago may not be the most appealing creature to most people, except for scientists.

On the track of the world’s first farmer

The very first farmer may have lived in a barren mountain landscape in Turkey over 10,000 years ago.