- Pet coyote running loose with leash captured, euthanized Updated: Aug-28-15 7:43 am
NORTH BEACH, Maryland - Authorities say a coyote spotted running loose with a leash in southern Maryland has been captured and euthanized.
- Utah man dies from plague in 4th fatal case in US this year Updated: Aug-27-15 4:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United States this year, health officials said Thursday.
- What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved Updated: Aug-27-15 11:31 am
BERLIN - The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate.
- Birmingham Zoo closes aviary after bacteria found in bird Updated: Aug-27-15 11:14 am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Birmingham Zoo has temporarily closed a bird aviary after tests found a bacterial infection that can cause respiratory problems in birds and humans, zoo officials said.
- Fox attacks several women in Chesapeake Updated: Aug-26-15 7:41 am
CHESAPEAKE, Virginia - Chesapeake health officials say several women have been treated for post rabies exposure after they were attacked by a fox.
- Iowa State cancels poultry farm classes to avoid bird flu Updated: Aug-25-15 3:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - To protect a flock of rare chickens from the possibility of getting the bird flu, Iowa State University said Monday it has canceled classes for about 500 students at its poultry teaching and research farm.
- Giraffe dies at western Illinois zoo Updated: Aug-25-15 12:19 pm
COAL VALLEY, Illinois - Officials at a western Illinois zoo say a 12-year-old female giraffe has died.
- OSU veterinary students to volunteer in Nicaragua Updated: Aug-25-15 5:44 am
CORVALLIS, Oregon - A group of Oregon State University veterinary students and alumni, as well as local veterinarians are traveling to Nicaragua to volunteer care for livestock and pets.
- Birds test positive for West Nile virus in Portage County Updated: Aug-24-15 5:59 pm
STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin - Health officials say two dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in Portage County.
- Texas lab criticized over handling of monkeys for study Updated: Aug-24-15 5:38 pm
DALLAS - A prestigious laboratory in Texas is under federal investigation after auditors issued a preliminary report saying it did not do enough to prevent the suffering of primates who were infected with a deadly virus for a study of the disease.
- State officials to discuss chronic wasting disease in deer Updated: Aug-24-15 6:08 am
MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Efforts by the state Department of Natural Resources to manage chronic wasting disease in deer in a Lansing-area community will be presented during a town hall meeting.
- Kansas City Zoo's geriatric care includes arthritis therapy Updated: Aug-23-15 11:14 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Treating elephant arthritis is among the challenges the Kansas City Zoo is facing as its animals live longer.
- Town official fired after he allegedly poisons bird's nest Updated: Aug-22-15 4:47 pm
WEST MILFORD, New Jersey - A high-ranking official in a northern New Jersey town has been fired for allegedly spraying a robin's nest with pesticide last month, killing two chicks and destroying an egg.
- Wyoming man dies after battle with 'rabbit fever' Updated: Aug-22-15 2:01 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Five and a half weeks of hell.
- Va. records second case of eastern equine encephalitis Updated: Aug-22-15 12:50 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia has its second confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis this year.
- New Texas deer rules pending over chronic wasting disease Updated: Aug-22-15 12:37 pm
SAN ANTONIO - They're raised in high-fenced pens, named and nurtured from birth by breeders hoping for a big payoff when the deer are sold as quarry for hunters or to propagate elsewhere.
- Missouri court blocks enforcing new deer regulations Updated: Aug-22-15 11:46 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A court ruling has blocked a Missouri department from enforcing new regulations on private deer operations in the state.
- Health Dept.: Feral kitten in Starkville got rabies from bat Updated: Aug-21-15 4:56 pm
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - Mississippi health officials say a bat was the source of rabies found in a wild kitten this week in Starkville.
- Feds release extra water to save Klamath salmon from disease Updated: Aug-21-15 4:49 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - With water scarce in Northern California's Klamath Basin, a federal agency is again releasing cool, clean water into the Klamath River to prevent a repeat of the 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead.
- Another human case of tularemia confirmed Updated: Aug-21-15 9:52 am
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Public health officials say another Mesa County woman has contracted tularemia, a bacterial disease known as rabbit fever.
- RG3 leaves with concussion in Redskins' 21-17 win over Lions Updated: Aug-21-15 12:26 am
LANDOVER, Maryland - Robert Griffin III repeatedly wound up on the turf until leaving with a concussion after being sacked three times and fumbling twice in the Washington Redskins' 21-17 exhibition victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night.
- Redskins QB Griffin leaves exhibition game with concussion Updated: Aug-20-15 11:59 pm
LANDOVER, Maryland - After watching Robert Griffin III get knocked around for three possessions, Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden sent his starting quarterback back out for a fourth Thursday night. That one ended with consecutive sacks and Griffin leaving with a concussion.
- Study sees dying wildlife, bigger fires if drought lasts Updated: Aug-20-15 5:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The carcasses of salmon, trout and more than a dozen other newly extinct native species lie in dry streambeds around California.
- Fears of disease prompt organizers to cancel horse show Updated: Aug-20-15 9:56 am
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - A horse show in western Colorado has been canceled due to concerns over the spread of a debilitating livestock virus.
- Anne Arundel targets raccoons for rabies vaccine Updated: Aug-19-15 8:49 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will start deploying bait containing a rabies vaccine for raccoons.