Zoological Science

Effects of rumen bypass melatonin feeding (RBMF) on milk quality and mastitis of Holstein cows
Dunxian Tan –– The authors reported a new method to deal with the cow mastitis which is convenient and safe. If the results are confirmed, it is valuable for the diary farm to improve diary quality.
A scoping review of determinants of performance in dressage
Eric Bauman –– This paper provides a well rounded review of the literature.
Clinical applicability of the Feline Grimace Scale: real-time versus image scoring and the influence of sedation and surgery
Eric Bauman –– The article is novel and provides a starting place for a portfolio of like investigation.
A multiplex centrality metric for complex social networks: sex, social status, and family structure predict multiplex centrality in rhesus macaques
Tjeerd Boonstra –– Using multilayer networks to better describe and understand animal social systems is a rapidly growing area of interest. This paper presents a novel approach for analyzing such data, and so offers a valuable contribution to its field.
Acoustic divergence in advertisement calls among three sympatric Microhyla species from East China
Jia-Yong Zhang –– The paper is inferring to the acoustic divergence advertisement calls among three sympatric Microhyla species from East China.
Effects of outdoor ranging on external and internal health parameters for hens from different rearing enrichments
Javier Alvarez-Rodriguez –– Eggs meeting consumer demands. This manuscript provides some pros and cons in outdoor laying hen production.
Application of a high-quality, high-volume trap–neuter–return model of community cats in Seoul, Korea
Dorothee Bienzle –– The world-wide problem of how to handle non-owned cat populations remains unsolved. This article contributes meaningful information in that respect.
Occurrence, ecological function and medical importance of dermestid beetle hastisetae
Joseph Gillespie –– Important contribution to the field that presents detailed information on the biology of an important human pest.
Evolution of sexual size dimorphism in the wing musculature of Drosophila
Darren Williams –– Variation in courtship song between species may be a due to changes in structural or functional networks that pattern song …yet anatomical or physiological changes to muscles, that generate the song, may also contribute significantly. Evolving bodies to evolve behaviour......where the rubber hits the road! This elegant study opens up a fascinating area of research.
The effect of social information from live demonstrators compared to video playback on blue tit foraging decisions
Lesley Rogers –– The findings have implications for the increasing use of video playbacks to test social behaviour.
Zoological Science

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There's a new Late Jurassic rhynchocephalian in town: Sphenofontis velserae, an exquisitely preserved sphenodontine from the Solnhofen Archipelago. Just out on @thePeerJ! https://t.co/eOG6FnXoH2

A Toll-like receptor identified in Gigantidas platifrons and its potential role in the immune recognition of endosymbiotic methane oxidation bacteria https://t.co/btic5hM1pL @thePeerJ https://t.co/3qibxFEzfn

Kim et al. @SNUnow reveal a new coral barnacle exclusively associated with the high latitude coral Alveopora japonica in the waters of southern Korea after DNA-based diversity assessment Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/Xc9hCRDu6K #Biodiversity #MarineBiology https://t.co/nawfHhkfbZ

This amazing fossil, discovered by me and my mom, Lisa Marshall, at the Mother’s Day Quarry in Montana, exhibits several new scale shapes and orientations never before seen in Diplodocus. https://t.co/VsY2PkGwSv 2/8

Comparative transcriptome and histological analyses provide insights into the skin pigmentation in Minxian black fur sheep (Ovis aries) https://t.co/FL7DbpjhFO @thePeerJ https://t.co/xr6AVsS73Z

Transcriptomics analysis reveals the effect of Broussonetia papyrifera L. fermented feed on meat quality traits in fattening lamb https://t.co/TuWW1lfsNu @thePeerJ https://t.co/TKPWtgSJUO

Smith and Garcia @ucsc examined morphological variation in sea urchin grazers to determine whether sea urchins shift energy allocation in response to food limitation Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/giBkDb6wYe #Ecology #MarineBiology #Zoology https://t.co/9QL8cPtzS0

My most recent article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/3J2zMHzdcn #AgriculturalScience #VeterinaryMedicine #Zoology This is the last paper of my Masters to be published- all of them peer reviewed and published. Working on my Ph.D papers now @EdwardStresslab