- Top vet: Bird flu may be spreading farm to farm in Minnesota Updated: May-06-15 5:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's state veterinarian has broached the possibility that bird flu may be spreading from farm-to-farm in the state's top turkey-growing counties.
- Bear killed after chasing runners didn't have rabies Updated: May-06-15 4:52 pm
GRANBY, Connecticut - A bear euthanized by Connecticut officials after it chased two runners at a game refuge has tested negative for rabies.
- Bird flu virus creeps into northeastern Missouri Updated: May-06-15 2:04 pm
ST. LOUIS - A strain of bird flu responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and turkeys in several states has surfaced in northeastern Missouri, weeks after it was detected elsewhere in the state, the Missouri Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.
- Iowa bird flu cases increase by 3 to 28 Updated: May-05-15 6:10 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa agriculture officials say three additional Iowa poultry farms show signs of the presence of bird flu including two more turkey farms in Buena Vista County, raising the number in the county to 10.
- Jennie-O lays off 233 workers in Faribault due to bird flu Updated: May-05-15 5:55 pm
FARIBAULT, Minnesota - Jennie-O Turkey Store said Tuesday it will lay off 233 employees at its processing plant in the southern Minnesota city of Faribault because of bird flu outbreaks that have cut its turkey supply.
- Turkey farmer hit by bird flu sees emotional, financial toll Updated: May-05-15 5:08 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Lifelong turkey farmer Greg Langmo knew as soon as the young flock that usually clustered around him like curious little puppies turned lethargic and stopped eating that his Minnesota farm had been struck by the bird flu that has shaken the poultry industry.
- University says county GMO measure could hamper research Updated: May-04-15 6:24 pm
CORVALLIS, Oregon - Oregon State University says a Benton County ballot measure that seeks to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the county could hurt GMO-related university research projects.
- California condor that appeared on postage stamp euthanized Updated: May-04-15 1:04 pm
SAN DIEGO - A prolific California condor that represented endangered wildlife on a 1996 postage stamp has been euthanized after months of treatment for cancer.
- Jacksonville Jaguars player takes teen with cancer to prom Updated: May-04-15 5:40 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - A Jacksonville teen with liver cancer had a special date to her high school prom.
- Horses being tested for equine infectious anemia Updated: May-04-15 5:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee state veterinarian's office says officials are testing additional horses after four tested positive in West Tennessee for equine infectious anemia.
- Vermont poultry producers take precautions against bird flu Updated: May-03-15 12:39 pm
RUTLAND, Vermont - Poultry producers in northern New England are taking precautions against a virulent form of bird flu that has wiped out millions of birds in the Midwest.
- Vermont bans urine-based deer lures to stem disease spread Updated: May-03-15 9:05 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board has voted to ban the possession and use by hunters of natural lures based on deer urine or other fluids.
- Former player seeks solution for NFL's concussion problem Updated: May-02-15 2:30 pm
CHICAGO - Former NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington looks at Saturday's sports schedule and doesn't see such a spectacular lineup.
- Bird flu virus raises questions scientists working to answer Updated: May-02-15 10:55 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little about a bird flu virus that's endangered turkey and egg-laying chicken populations that supply much of the nation.
- Branstad declares state of emergency in response to bird flu Updated: May-01-15 6:10 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak.
- Wolf opens door to running insurance marketplace Updated: May-01-15 4:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf's administration advanced plans Friday to maintain federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 400,000 Pennsylvanians ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could wipe out the aid to insurance buyers in some states.
- Virus reported in horses in Grant, Otero counties Updated: May-01-15 9:49 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Animal health officials say there are two confirmed cases of an infectious viral disease that afflicts livestock.
- North Dakota zoos take precautions against bird flu Updated: May-01-15 8:19 am
MINOT, North Dakota - Many of the birds at Minot's Roosevelt Park Zoo won't be available for viewing when the zoo opens for the season Saturday, as officials take precautions against bird flu.
- U of Vermont team gets grant to study animal biosecurity Updated: May-01-15 4:05 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - A team from the University of Vermont is helping lead a five-year $7.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to look for ways to reduce the impact of catastrophic disease outbreaks within the livestock industry.
- EXCHANGE: Vet students make call to Wildlife Prairie Park Updated: Apr-30-15 1:12 pm
HANNA CITY, Illinois - A half dozen veterinary students quickly descended on the 100-pound beast, a cougar armed with teeth and claws made for tearing apart large prey such as deer.
- Town issues rabies alert after 2 raccoons test positive Updated: Apr-30-15 1:43 am
FAIRFIELD, Maine - A rabies alert has been issued in a western Maine town after two raccoons tested positive for the disease in less than two months.
- Trailer carrying cows, sheep overturns on California freeway Updated: Apr-29-15 10:47 pm
LOS ANGELES - A pregnant cow that was hoisted out of an overturned trailer on a Los Angeles freeway has died and the truck driver has been seriously injured.
- Iowa DNR: Bird flu not suspected in waterfowl deaths Updated: Apr-29-15 7:17 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Officials say bird flu isn't suspected in the deaths of hundreds of waterfowl collected in the Mississippi River near northeastern Iowa.
- EXCHANGE: Operation Horses and Heroes helping veterans Updated: Apr-29-15 6:08 am
WOODSTOCK, Illinois - Mike McGonigal had never saddled a horse before.
- Tyson Foods hopes to rid US chicken of antibiotics by 2017 Updated: Apr-28-15 5:49 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Tyson Foods intends to stop using human antibiotics in its domestic chicken flocks by September 2017, the company said Tuesday, and will explore doing the same for its beef, pork and turkey operations.