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Stories with subject: Animal health
  • 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.

  • Loss of Vermont hay fields limits food for bees 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:58 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - A slow change in agricultural practices is having an unintended consequence: limiting food for bees.

  • 4 rabid raccoons found in Chittenden County 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:29 am
  • BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Vermont Health Department is reminding pet owners to vaccinate their animals against rabies after four rabid raccoons were found in Chittenden County.

  • Deputies investigate sick horses at rescue farm 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 3:05 am
  • RIVERVIEW, Florida - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating a horse rescue group after a pair of malnourished horses given to the group showed no sign of improvement after more than three months.

  • Animal rabies found near Vermont's largest city 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:05 pm
  • BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermont officials say four rabid raccoons were found and trapped in Chittenden County in the last 10 days.

  • Montana aims to reduce elk from spreading disease 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:58 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Montana Fish and Wildlife commissioners seeking to reduce the spread of disease to cattle will allow landowners to fence out and kill elk in the spring.

  • New Hampshire bat population continues to decline 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:44 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - White nose syndrome continues to devastate New Hampshire's bat population, even as other states report signs of recovery.

  • Fungal disease fatal to bats spreads to half of US 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:11 pm
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A fungal disease that has killed millions of North American bats is spreading and now has been detected in half of the United States, officials said Thursday.

  • Officials: Deadly bat fungus reaches Michigan 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:23 pm
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Wildlife officials say a disease that has killed millions of bats in the U.S. and Canada has been detected in Michigan for the first time.

  • DNR confirms bat disease in southwestern Wisconsin 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:05 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wildlife officials have confirmed a deadly bat disease has reached Wisconsin.

  • Interactions with horse help boy rein in behaviors 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:40 am
  • JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - Ethan Vaughn's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder made it difficult to control his emotions and impulses in every facet of his life.

  • DNR: Chronic wasting disease found in Iowa deer 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:56 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - The state Department of Natural Resources has confirmed Iowa's first case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer.

  • Clarification: Mice-Lyme Disease story 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:36 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - In a story April 6, The Associated Press reported that Lyme disease affects about 30,000 people annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency says that while 30,000 cases are officially reported annually, the number of Americans infected each year is estimated at around 300,000, based on preliminary results of three ongoing studies.

  • SD veterinarian prepares horse owners for virus 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:14 am
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota state veterinarian is urging horse owners to vaccinate the animals and take other measures to prevent the spread of a virus

  • Social media helped in probe of Md. rabies death 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:26 pm
  • HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - Public health investigators say they used Facebook and other social media to find people potentially exposed to the rabies virus after a Maryland man died from the disease last year in a rare case of transmission through a transplanted organ.

  • US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:17 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

  • OKC Zoo giraffe in surgery for terminal defect 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:51 am
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Officials from the Oklahoma City Zoo say Kyah, the 6-month-old giraffe with a potentially terminal heart defect, is headed into surgery.

  • Veterinarian suspended at Hillsborough shelter 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:07 am
  • TAMPA, Florida - Hillsborough County Animal Services officials say they've placed a veterinarian on administrative leave after failing to take action when a dog was brought to the facility in distressed labor.

  • Surgery could fix giraffe's terminal birth defect 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:43 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A 6-month-old giraffe born with a terminal defect that prevents her from digesting most foods is scheduled to undergo groundbreaking surgery that an Oklahoma City Zoo veterinarian said has never before been performed on her species.

  • 1 case of hantavirus confirmed in Kane County 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:05 pm
  • ST. GEORGE, Utah - Health officials say they've confirmed a case of the potentially deadly hantavirus disease in Kane County.