what Pets can be not just the object of our care, but also the nurses, devoted friends and even family therapists?
For example, according to a recent study, Pets can positively affect the ability of autistic children to social contacts . Previously, researchers studied the effect of dogs on emotional and mental development of children. But recently, experts came to the conclusion that contact with any pet can have a beneficial effect on the child.
Conducting the study, the scientists noticed that if a family of a child with autism a dog, it is more disposed to communicate with people than those children that have no animal. As it turned out, not only the dog but also any other pet helps a child to interact with others
this conclusion was made by Dr. Gretchen Carlisle, research fellow Research centre for the study of interaction between man and animal (Research Center for human-animal interaction ReCHAI) College of Veterinary medicine University of Missouri.
It should be noted that the child with autism, it is extremely difficult to communicate with the outside world. But four-legged friend helps the child feel more confident. How?
When the other kids meet on the street “special”child, their attention is immediately drawn to the animal. Children with autism do not feel in the spotlight, and it is easier to open up to communication. Continue reading
Rotifers (Rotatoria) — the smallest of multicellular animals, together with the ciliates are part of the so-called “living dust”. Their sizes vary from 0.04 to 2 mm. Its name rotifers received for the presence of a rotary machine consisting of two beaters of the cilia on the anterior part of the body. The movement of the cilia creates a whirlpool through which small food organisms are sent to the mouth. Simultaneously with this apparatus, many forms of rotifers is swimming. Rotifers are less mobile than the infusoria, which makes them more desirable starter feed for larvae of the vast majority of fish. Small size, high proliferation rate, as well as the possibility of sustaining a culture in pure form do rotifers are very easy targets for rearing of juvenile fishes. The most commonly cultivated of the saltwater rotifer Brachionus plicatilis, because its the easiest to maintain in pure culture. This small rotifers — 100— 300 microns. The average weight of 1 million rotifers — 1.5 g Eat phytoplankton, bacteria, yeast. Males live for 2-3 days, females up to 2 weeks. Sexually Mature in 1-1. 5 days. Actionsee females reproduce by parthenogenesis, laying (2N) eggs. Misticheskie — give eggs, of which face males (N), or participate in pairing, putting resting (2N) eggs. The eggs are heavier than water. Rotifers coltivirus capacity 3-100 l, reaching a density of 100-300 individuals per 1 ml. Desirable very weak purge and side lighting. Culture enters stationary strength for 5-7 days.
The technology is extremely simple: take a piece of yeast the size of a large pea and fingers rubbed at the Bank of rotifers. Once the water clears up (for me it’s usually 2-3 day) add the next portion. I feed her fresh yeast or dry. Rotifer does not like strong aeration, if we use a very weak blow. I don’t use at all, then all culture is concentrated in the upper layer. The system itself is organized in the following way: on the windowsill is a three-liter Continue reading
The Akita inu is a large and noble breed of dog that was originally used for guarding royalty and nobility of feudal Japan. Also dogs were used for hunting boar, bear and deer.
The Alaskan Malamute has a strong body and a strong, hardy body. The breed is considered to be one of the oldest, and its appearance is not much changed since the advent of. The dog is very intelligent, but training is necessary to make enough strength and perseverance.
The bulldog is a breed of dog that was originally used to assist in moving cattle to market. She was also an active participant in bloodsport, based on the baiting of a bull. It is sometimes called “English” or “British” bulldog.
The Basenji was developed in Africa as a hunting dog. He has short hair, his ears and forehead wrinkled. The behavior of the Basenji is more reminiscent of a feline, he is very smart, curious and independent.
The Belgian shepherds are four types of dogs: the Laekenois, the Groenendael, Tervuren and Malinois. The Groenendael (pictured) is perhaps the most beautiful dog of the four Belgian herding breeds. She has a proud posture, the bright black hair of medium length, oblong muzzle and ears. Continue reading