- 1 more case of rare infectious disease confirmed in ND Updated: Jul-28-15 4:53 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota health officials have confirmed one more case of tularemia, a rare infectious disease that humans can catch from animals and insects.
- US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu Updated: Jul-28-15 4:10 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers.
- 5 more cases of rabbit fever reported in Weld County Updated: Jul-28-15 1:44 pm
GREELEY, Colorado - Weld County says that five more men have contracted rabbit fever, putting Colorado within striking distance of a state record for cases of what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease.
- Several dogs survive southern Illinois house explosion Updated: Jul-27-15 4:05 pm
CASEYVILLE, Illinois - Several dogs thought to have died in a southern Illinois house explosion caused by a suspected natural gas leak have been rescued from the rubble.
- Man pleads guilty after poisoned meat kills 3 bald eagles Updated: Jul-26-15 8:53 am
BUFFALO, New York - A western New York man has pleaded guilty in the deaths of three young bald eagles that ate poisoned meat he set out to kill coyotes.
- Correction: Airport-Animal House Updated: Jul-24-15 7:32 pm
NEW YORK - In a story July 20 about an animal terminal that is under construction at New York's Kennedy Airport, The Associated Press, based on information from a project spokesman, reported erroneously that the facility will include a veterinary clinic run by Cornell University. Instead, Cornell veterinarians serve as expert consultants and would be available for possible emergency care.
- Farmers restocking their flocks as bird flu winds down Updated: Jul-24-15 3:08 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Three months after bird flu wiped out two of Greg Langmo's flocks, he's among the first to start growing turkeys again.
- Official: Arrival of bird flu in Maryland expected this fall Updated: Jul-24-15 12:32 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland's top agricultural official expects the bird flu outbreak that has ravaged poultry flocks across much of the country to arrive in the state this fall.
- Foul-ball injury highlights delicate stadium safety balance Updated: Jul-24-15 10:53 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - For many years, the conventional wisdom goes, anyone who has filed through the turnstiles of a professional baseball stadium and sat down to take in a game on a warm summer night has also risked being hit by a foul ball or the airborne splinters of a broken bat.
- Raccoon found in Hopewell tests positive for rabies Updated: Jul-24-15 3:14 am
PETERSBURG, Virginia - A raccoon found in southside Virginia has tested positive for rabies.
- Padres blanked by Koehler, Marlins 4-0 Updated: Jul-24-15 2:41 am
SAN DIEGO - Tyson Ross couldn't have pitched much better for five innings. But suddenly, the bottom fell out for the Padres pitcher.
- Neglected goats seized from farm to be auctioned off Updated: Jul-23-15 8:01 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Some of the 74 neglected goats rounded up in one of the largest animal cruelty seizures in Connecticut's history are being put up for auction, several months after lawmakers questioned the cost of caring for the growing herd.
- Vesicular stomatitis confirmed in Wyoming horse Updated: Jul-23-15 11:05 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A horse in Wyoming has tested positive for a virus that can cause painful sores in infected animals.
- Officials say Alcona County beef cattle herd has bovine TB Updated: Jul-23-15 10:53 am
LANSING, Michigan - Officials say a small beef cattle herd has tested positive for bovine tuberculosis in Alcona County.
- Ranch near Sedona donated to U. of Arizona veterinary school Updated: Jul-23-15 8:02 am
TUCSON, Arizona - A 45-acre ranch near Sedona is going to be part of a veterinary program launching at the University of Arizona in August.
- Eagle studies in the Big Horn Basin Updated: Jul-23-15 5:15 am
POWELL, Wyoming - A team headquartered at the Draper Museum is studying golden eagles to learn how to manage and protect the raptors and their habitat.
- USDA: Bird flu vaccine works on chickens; testing on turkeys Updated: Jul-22-15 6:35 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday.
- OSU graduate finalist for America's Favorite Veterinarian Updated: Jul-22-15 3:08 am
STILLWATER, Oklahoma - A graduate from the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is a finalist for America's Favorite Veterinarian.
- First Iowa farms hit by bird flu nearing restocking time Updated: Jul-21-15 8:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - One of the first Iowa turkey farms where bird flu was found is getting close to the time at which birds can be restocked, but most of the 77 farms affected are still weeks away from introduction of new flocks, Iowa Department of Agriculture officials said Tuesday.
- Recent Kansas Editorials Updated: Jul-21-15 8:06 am
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- W.Va. seeks to limit chronic wasting disease among deer Updated: Jul-21-15 2:38 am
SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is taking steps to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease among the state's deer population.
- Activists seek animal testing records from Texas A&M Updated: Jul-20-15 4:17 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Animal rights activists are pushing to get records of the cats and dogs undergoing lab testing at Texas A&M University.
- State, pet dealer reach settlement over sick animal claims Updated: Jul-20-15 4:07 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - State authorities say a southern New Jersey pet dealer accused of selling sick animals that required expensive veterinary care has agreed to pay $6,443 in restitution.
- USDA secretary not ready to declare bird flu outbreak over Updated: Jul-20-15 1:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday that he's not ready to declare the Midwest bird flu outbreak over even though no new cases of the H5N2 virus have been detected over for over a month.
- NYC's Kennedy airport building luxury animal terminal Updated: Jul-20-15 12:01 am
NEW YORK - Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York's Kennedy Airport can look forward to a new luxury terminal that will handle the more than 70,000 animals flying in and out every year.