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Stories with subject: Animal health
  • States seek delay in protecting long-eared bat 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 7:04 pm
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A federal plan to protect one of the bat species that are dying by the millions from a fast-moving disease could also create casualties in the forest products industry, say officials in four Midwestern states that are seeking a delay.

  • Disease attacking bats is on the move 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 1:25 pm
  • MAMMOTH CAVE, Kentucky - A sign posted at Mammoth Cave National Park in south-central Kentucky lets visitors know if they tour the largest known cave system in the world, they will have to walk on bio-security mats immediately afterward. Shoes must be scrubbed to help contain the spread of a disease that has killed more than 6 million cave-dwelling bats in the United States.

  • Maine man says in lawsuit Petco rat made him sick 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 11:34 am
  • PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine man who says he developed a serious disease after getting bit by a rat he bought at Petco has sued the pet supply retailer.

  • Some Harris County feral hogs head to food banks 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:44 pm
  • HOUSTON - Property-destroying feral hogs being trapped near two reservoirs will be butchered and the meat donated to food banks.

  • Guilford County veterinarians treating burned dog 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:58 pm
  • GREENSBORO, North Carolina - Veterinary technicians at the Guilford County Animal Shelter are treating a Lhasa Apso after it was found abandoned and burned in a yard.

  • Horse owners urged to consider West Nile vaccine 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:49 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Montana's animal health officials are encouraging horse owners to consult with their veterinarians about vaccinating their animals against the West Nile virus after a spike in the number of cases last year.

  • Kennewick man, dog pick up ticks on Easter stroll 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:07 pm
  • KENNEWICK, Washington - An Easter stroll on Bateman Island turned into an all-night battle for Arnold Porter of Kennewick and his miniature schnauzer, Roxy.

  • Report: Jags' Allen retires after in-game stroke 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:57 pm
  • JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen will retire after suffering a concussion and a stroke in a game last December.

  • Hantavirus case reported in Garfield County 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:43 pm
  • GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says a Garfield County resident has the first confirmed case of hantavirus in the state this year.

  • Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 12:04 pm
  • GENEVA - Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U.S.'s Eli Lilly & Co. that heralds more restructuring in the fast-changing industry.

  • Dog ticks a growing concern in Alaska 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:52 pm
  • FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Many people think ticks can't live in Alaska, but a state veterinarian says that's not the case.

  • Fox attacks 3 people in Chicopee 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:01 am
  • CHICOPEE, Massachusetts - Police in Chicopee have shot and killed a fox that attacked an adult and two children over the weekend.

  • Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:32 am
  • TOLEDO, Ohio - A relatively new virus that kills newborn pigs has been found on hog farms around Ohio.

  • Florida man examines oil spill dolphin deaths 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:07 am
  • MANATEE, Florida - A south Florida man's work is helping researchers better understand long-term damage to dolphins from the massive 2010 BP oil spill.

  • Pasco Co. expands boundaries for rabies alert 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:04 am
  • ZEPHRYHILLS, Florida - Health officials in Pasco County are expanding the boundaries for a previously issued rabies alert.

  • Woman's quest could help cure rare disorder 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:44 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - When Mary Kaye Richter's son was diagnosed, she could only find a few paragraphs about hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which inhibits the growth of teeth, hair and sweat glands. To learn more, she converted a storage room of a church in Mascoutah, Illinois, into the headquarters for a foundation that she established.

  • USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:10 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.

  • Horse virus cases showing up in Upper Midwest 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:02 am
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - State officials in the Upper Midwest are cautioning horse owners about a virus that can cause breathing problems, abortions and nervous system disorder and spreads easily among the animals.

  • Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:37 am
  • LOS ANGELES - A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy when it was photographed as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange, officials said.

  • 150-plus birds seized at fighting venue in W.Va. 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:34 am
  • OAKVALE, West Virginia - Law enforcement officials who cited two Mercer County brothers for staging cockfights say they seized six fighting roosters and more than 150 birds.

  • State says pig virus found on 93 farms in Michigan 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:52 pm
  • KALAMAZOO, Michigan - A virus that kills piglets at an alarming rate has been found on 93 farms in Michigan, the state agriculture department says.

  • Bat-killing fungus spreads in Georgia 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:10 am
  • CLAYTON, Georgia - Black Diamond Tunnel sits just outside the city of Clayton in the northeast corner of Georgia.

  • Neurological disease confirmed in Va. horse 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:34 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - An equine neurological disease caused by a virus has been confirmed in a horse from Northern Virginia.

  • Expo takes precautions to prevent spread of virus 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:55 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - An outbreak of a potentially deadly equine virus will mean some empty stalls at the upcoming Minnesota Horse Expo.

  • Woman fined in Harrison Co. rabbit seizure case 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:04 am
  • CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - A Harrison County woman has been fined $900 after pleading guilty to animal cruelty in a rabbit seizure case.