The Future of Animal CareHuman beings love their pets. Some people would spare no expense when it comes to health care for the animals in their lives; in fact, some animals are better cared for than humans. This film explores the advances made in the technology of animal health. Since they reflect human society, there has been an increase in the number of animals suffering from obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Modern technology has brought about new treatments for these diseases in animals just as in humans. Part of the series The Future Of… (Series 2). (25 minutes)
Jungle Animal HospitalAt the jungle animal hospital in Guatemala, the wards are full of exotic patients, many of them orphans rescued from the illegal pet trade. It is the job of a dedicated team of vets to nurse them back to health. We follow the team in their busiest year yet as they patch up animals in need, select a troop of spider monkeys for release and prepare a flock of very precious scarlet macaws for freedom. A BBC Production.
Zoonotic VirusesRabies, Lyme disease, West Nile virus—all are examples of zoonosis, an infection that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In this program, several experts discuss major zoonotic diseases of concern and outline safety tips for both people and pets. Dr. Wendy Walker, president of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association; Joe Conlon, medical entomologist with the American Mosquito Control Association; and Dr. Michael Zimring, director of the Center for Wilderness and Travel Medicine at Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Center, talk about risk factors, symptoms, prevention, and treatment. (24 minutes)
Bird BrainJoin NOVA to witness the brainpower of birds. Long mocked as empty-headed, our feathered friends hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But how smart are they? Watch as scientists test avian aptitude and challenge our basic notions of intelligence. Distributed by PBS Distribution.
The Wonder of AnimalsThere are more than 10 million species on the planet, but why have some thrived where others have failed? The Wonder of Animals celebrates the most successful animal groups on Earth—from apes to elephants, ants to bears. Discover why, despite appearing clumsy and comical, penguins actually have an anatomy that is perfect for their environment and how the dominance of big cats is down to more than just their brawn. New science is combined with the very latest animal behavior research and extensive BBC natural history archive footage to build a complete picture of each animal, revealing how its unique characteristics have contributed to its success.
Animal Conversations - When Animals Talk to HumansCould our age-old dream of being able to communicate with animals finally be within our grasp? Scientists are rapidly making our dreams a reality. They are endeavoring “to communicate with animals–using spoken language.” As we follow their research, we learn how dogs read their masters’ moods on their faces. How a large monkey addresses a human using sign language, and how dolphins share mental images with each other. We also hear a crafty parrot being deliberately misleading during a human animal communication experiment. The future brings the promise of intelligent software capable of simultaneous translation between humans and animals. The aim is to better understand the animal kingdom and change our perspective on it, thus helping to create a world in which there is greater mutual respect.
Cell Biology: Structure, Function, and ProcessesThey are the basic building blocks of life, but in reality there’s nothing “basic” about cells—the complex, versatile units of matter that make up all life on Earth. In this four-part video series, rich animation brings the intricate inner workings of cells to life, while a congenial host guides viewers through the essentials of cell biology: cell structure and function (of both animal and plant cells), cell metabolism and respiration, cell division and growth, and a focus on stem cells, cellular differentiation, genetics, and the potential that stem cells have for medical use. No-nonsense and to the point, each video is an arrangement of short, discrete segments that make this series ideal for breaking up lectures. 4-part series, 20–22 minutes each.
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