- Endangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan Updated: May-22-15 8:25 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Authorities in Kazakhstan says around one-third of the endangered saiga antelope population in this Central Asian nation has mysteriously died off in the last few days.
- Massachusetts veterinary clinic funds police dog equipment Updated: May-22-15 7:32 am
FAIRHAVEN, Massachusetts - Clients of a suburban New Bedford veterinary clinic have donated nearly $1,000 to help fund equipment for a local police dog.
- First case of 'rabbit fever' confirmed in Larimer County Updated: May-22-15 5:06 am
FORT COLLINS, Colorado - The Larimer County Department of Health has confirmed the first human case in 2015 of tularemia, otherwise knowns as "rabbit fever."
- Another chicken farm in Buena Vista County gets bird flu Updated: May-21-15 6:09 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Another chicken farm in Buena Vista County has tested positive for bird flu, the 17th farm in that northwest Iowa county to get the virus.
- Iowa cancels bird shows at Iowa State Fair, county fairs Updated: May-21-15 5:45 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa State Fair and county fairs will not have poultry shows this year, Iowa agriculture officials said Thursday, as the state continued to struggle with a bird flu outbreak that has claimed more than 25 million chickens and turkeys.
- Bird flu crisis slows in Minnesota, focus now on recovery Updated: May-21-15 5:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota has notched six straight days without a new bird flu case. And though state officials aren't ready to say the outbreak is over, they're beginning to stand down.
- Scientists link dolphin deaths in Gulf to 2010 BP spill Updated: May-20-15 4:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS - In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico.
- Hormel overcomes bird flu in 2Q, but drag seen in 2nd half Updated: May-20-15 12:08 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Hormel reported a record second-quarter profit of $180.2 million Wednesday despite a bird flu scourge that has killed more than 8 million birds in Minnesota.
- Forest Service sees hope in battle against bat disease Updated: May-20-15 11:49 am
ST. LOUIS - Officials with the U.S. Forest Service are cautiously optimistic that a new treatment may help bats survive a disease known as white-nose syndrome that has killed millions of bats.
- Service dogs that sniff out seizures give kids better lives Updated: May-20-15 10:56 am
LOS ANGELES - When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures - up to 20 a day.
- Santa Ana animal control takes 19 neglected dogs from home Updated: May-20-15 6:15 am
SANTA ANA, California - Santa Ana animal control officers seized 19 neglected dogs from a home after receiving a complaint.
- Health officials: New strain of rabies found in New Mexico Updated: May-19-15 8:07 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A new strain of rabies has been discovered in southern New Mexico, federal and state health officials confirmed Tuesday.
- Egg prices jump as impact of bird flu begins pinching supply Updated: May-19-15 5:33 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Egg prices have surged higher as the death of millions of hens from bird flu is beginning to tighten supplies.
- Ag officials lift Juneau County farm's bird flu quarantine Updated: May-19-15 1:29 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - State agriculture officials have lifted a quarantine zone around a Juneau County farm that had poultry infected with bird flu.
- Chesterfield County judge upholds seizure of man's pet camel Updated: May-19-15 7:53 am
CHESTERFIELD, Virginia - A Chesterfield County judge has upheld the seizure of a man's pet camel by police.
- Officials work to find cause of turtle die-off Updated: May-19-15 2:45 am
RIVERHEAD, New York - A rare die-off of about 100 diamondback turtles has led New York to temporarily ban harvesting of shellfish and gastropods in portions of Long Island.
- Pa. shelter euthanizes 14 dogs after deadly virus discovered Updated: May-18-15 5:47 pm
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania - Animal welfare authorities say more than a dozen dogs have been euthanized at a central Pennsylvania animal shelter after one of the dogs dropped off spread a fatal virus.
- Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in Minnesota and Iowa Updated: May-18-15 5:44 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in the economies of the two states hardest hit, Minnesota and Iowa, agricultural economists said Monday, and the virus is still spreading.
- Rat droppings, urine: Police warn of fake makeup dangers Updated: May-18-15 9:39 am
LONDON - The City of London police have issued a warning about the health risks posed by counterfeit makeup.
- 2 million more Minnesota chickens to be destroyed due to flu Updated: May-17-15 7:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - One of the nation's largest egg producers says it will destroy 2 million egg-laying hens in Minnesota due to a deadly bird flu virus.
- Winners announced in Michigan APME newspaper contest Updated: May-17-15 2:11 pm
DETROIT - Newspapers in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Jackson were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition.
- Minnesota lawmakers backing $16.5M plan for avian flu help Updated: May-16-15 8:34 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The new state budget Minnesota lawmakers are assembling supplies $16.5 million to aid in the state's response to the avian flu.
- Authorities rescue dozens of sick dogs from Glencoe house Updated: May-16-15 4:15 pm
GLENCOE, Illinois - Authorities wearing hazmat suits have removed nearly 40 dogs covered in feces and matted fur from a home in the Chicago suburb of Glencoe.
- 4 plague cases, 10 tularemia cases in New Mexico this year Updated: May-15-15 6:07 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Department of Health says four cases of plague and 10 cases of tularemia have been reported in animals around the state since Jan. 1.
- Minnesota State Fair and others cancel shows over bird flu Updated: May-15-15 4:53 pm
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minnesota - All poultry shows have been canceled at the Minnesota State Fair and all county fairs across the state this year as authorities try to stop a deadly bird flu virus, officials said Friday, while other states have already made or are considering similar moves.