- Bovine TB found in southeastern Indiana beef cattle herd Updated: May-02-16 5:26 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana officials say a beef cattle herd in southeastern Indiana will be destroyed after the disease was found in six steers at a Pennsylvania slaughterhouse.
- Bird flu quarantine lifted at last of 10 Indiana farms Updated: May-02-16 4:10 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The last remaining quarantine imposed last winter on southwestern Indiana poultry farms swept by a bird flu outbreak has been lifted, a step officials hope prompts nations that banned poultry imports from the state or entire U.S. to end those sanctions.
- Rare seabirds hatching chicks in protected Hawaiian Islands Updated: May-02-16 3:36 pm
HONOLULU - A rare seabird whose population was wiped out of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands is now hatching healthy chicks on the atoll.
- Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise Updated: May-02-16 8:22 am
CHICAGO - Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
- Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros. Updated: May-01-16 10:20 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for two centuries but has come under fire by animal rights activists.
- Research supports blaming warmer waters for lobster decline Updated: Apr-29-16 5:45 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut researchers found no pesticides in lobsters collected in Long Island Sound in late 2014, a new study has found, boosting evidence that warming water temperatures are the main culprit in a huge crustacean decline that has decimated the local lobster industry.
- Arkansas elk hunt will continue despite wasting disease Updated: Apr-29-16 5:33 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission plans to continue with the state's annual elk hunting season despite the presence of chronic wasting disease found in some elk.
- Survey suggests slight drop in Michigan wolf population Updated: Apr-28-16 2:58 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - The gray wolf population in Michigan's Upper Peninsula appears to have declined slightly in recent years, but state biologists say it's stable and healthy.
- Dog rescued after he was shot, tied up and mouth taped shut Updated: Apr-27-16 7:09 pm
URBANA, Illinois - A Labrador mix dog that had been shot and tied to an Illinois bridge with his mouth taped closed so he wouldn't bark was starting to show signs of recovery from a long list of injuries, a veterinarian said Wednesday.
- Maine on track for high number of rabies cases Updated: Apr-26-16 6:25 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Data from federal authorities say Maine is on pace to see its highest number of confirmed rabies cases in five years.
- Missouri Senate passes farm exemptions to open records laws Updated: Apr-26-16 6:13 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's open records laws would not cover some farming data under a measure that the Missouri Senate passed Tuesday.
- Wyoming wildlife officials approve new wasting disease plan Updated: Apr-26-16 2:35 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Wyoming wildlife officials have adopted a new chronic wasting disease management plan.
- Texas vet who killed cat testifies at hearing on license Updated: Apr-25-16 11:41 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas veterinarian who boasted online of killing a cat with a bow and arrow testified Monday at a licensing hearing that the incident has left her "essentially unemployable."
- Feds won't designate critical habitat for threatened bat Updated: Apr-25-16 5:29 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided against designating any caves, mines or forests as critical habitat for the northern long-eared bat, the agency said Monday.
- Penguins goaltender Fleury still dealing with concussion Updated: Apr-25-16 4:44 pm
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury skated alongside some of his teammates on Monday, but says he's still dealing with concussion symptoms and is uncertain on when he will return.
- Walker plans to unveil more wasting disease plans Updated: Apr-25-16 10:37 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker says his administration plans to develop new chronic wasting disease tactics.
- Gorilla gives birth unexpectedly at Prague zoo Updated: Apr-25-16 9:06 am
PRAGUE - It was an unexpected birth that took everyone at the Prague zoo by surprise.
- Health officials: Tri-Cities resident does not have plague Updated: Apr-24-16 6:18 pm
KENNEWICK, Washington - Health officials investigating a possible case of plague in the Tri-Cities say tests results have come back negative.
- Man treated for rabid bat bite Updated: Apr-24-16 3:40 pm
ALBANY, Oregon - A man is undergoing treatment after being bitten by a bat carrying the state's first confirmed case of rabies this year.
- Racing restrictions lifted on second horse barn Updated: Apr-23-16 5:04 pm
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Racing restrictions that were briefly placed on about 25 horses at a second Fonner Park barn in Grand Island were lifted Saturday.
- 3 Park County cats diagnosed with plague Updated: Apr-23-16 1:16 pm
CODY, Wyoming - The Wyoming Department of Health says three Park County cats have recently been diagnosed with plague.
- Mystic Aquarium releases harp seal rescued from Maine Updated: Apr-22-16 3:28 pm
CHARLESTOWN, Rhode Island - A young harp seal who was found in Maine suffering from pneumonia and mild dehydration has been released back into the ocean by Mystic Aquarium.
- 6 dead bald eagles found on Standing Rock reservation Updated: Apr-22-16 7:14 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Authorities are investigating the deaths of six bald eagles on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation that straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border.
- Lion tracker with MS leads cast of History Channel's 'Alone' Updated: Apr-21-16 2:01 pm
BOSTON - Nicole Apelian first learned how to live primitively by tracking lions through the South African bush while doing academic research. More recently, she started gathering wild plants to eat to slow the progress of her multiple sclerosis.
- VA study on whether dogs can heal vets with PTSD has critics Updated: Apr-21-16 1:45 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. "Clear," Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, sweeping the room for potential threats.