- USDA prepares for possible return of bird flu this fall Updated: Jul-07-15 9:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Two top veterinary officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and farmers affected by the bird flu outbreak said Tuesday it will take increased surveillance, improved farm security and more money to fight off a possible fall return of the disease that devastated chicken and turkey flocks.
- Ban forces birds to sit out St. Joseph County 4-H Fair Updated: Jul-07-15 5:49 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - Cages usually filled with chickens, geese and other birds are sitting empty this week at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend because of the ongoing threat of bird flu.
- No West Nile found in latest mosquito tests in Rhode Island Updated: Jul-07-15 10:34 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - State environmental officials say they did not find West Nile virus in the latest round of mosquito tests in Rhode Island.
- Panhandle man found with 92 dead, sick cats gets 3 years Updated: Jul-07-15 6:46 am
FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida - A Florida Panhandle man who had 92 dead and sick cats in his home is being sent to prison for three years.
- Lush conditions fuel Colorado increase in rabbit fever Updated: Jul-06-15 3:56 pm
DENVER - Fed by unusually lush vegetation, rabbits have been breeding like rabbits around Colorado, increasing the risk for what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease in the state.
- Wolf pack dynamics lessen death from mange Updated: Jul-05-15 4:34 pm
POWELL, Wyoming - Research indicates that wolves suffering from sarcoptic mange have a better chance of survival when they are members of a pack. And the larger the pack the better off the sick wolves are.
- Avian flu hasn't reached Alaska birds yet, but it could Updated: Jul-04-15 4:56 pm
KENAI, Alaska - The largest avian influenza outbreak to hit the poultry industry in history has spread across the lower 48 U.S. states and Canada, but Alaskan flocks have not yet been affected.
- Wildlife group: Bird ban hurts educational presentations Updated: Jul-04-15 2:51 pm
DAYTON, Ohio - A recent ban meant to protect Ohio's $2.3 billion poultry industry from a deadly bird flu virus has hampered educational wildlife presentations, environmental educators and volunteers argue.
- Maine getting $20K to research bat killing disease Updated: Jul-04-15 12:52 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine is getting about $20,000 in federal money to research and address white-nose syndrome, a disease that sickens and kills little brown bats.
- Researchers: Bat populations in Vermont could be growing Updated: Jul-04-15 12:49 pm
DORSET, Vermont - Vermont's little brown bat population could be stabilizing or even growing despite being devastated by disease, researchers said.
- DeLand hospital testing new snake anti-venom Updated: Jul-04-15 1:38 am
DELAND, Florida - Carl Barden knows what to do when a venomous snake bares its fangs.
- Bat in Boise tests positive for rabies Updated: Jul-03-15 5:49 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho health officials say a bat found in Boise has tested positive for rabies.
- Longtime Lions stalwart Charlie Sanders dies at age 68 Updated: Jul-02-15 10:21 pm
DETROIT - Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit's blue-collar roots.
- Pregnant mule deer poached near Chino Valley, 2 fawns dead Updated: Jul-02-15 9:38 pm
CHINO VALLEY, Arizona - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the poaching of a pregnant mule deer east of Chino Valley in north-central Arizona.
- Federal government to step up bird flu monitoring this fall Updated: Jul-02-15 2:28 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest.
- North Pole man sickened by 'rabbit fever' Updated: Jul-02-15 1:23 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials suspect that a man who became sick after skinning a hare has been infected with tularemia, a bacterial infection known as rabbit fever.
- Sales banned at facility where disease found in captive deer Updated: Jul-02-15 1:13 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas official says no white-tailed deer can be bought or sold at the facility where an animal with chronic wasting disease was found.
- Vermont gets federal funding to combat bat disease Updated: Jul-02-15 10:13 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermont has received a $35,000 federal grant to combat white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has wiped out some bat populations throughout much of the eastern United States.
- 2 Condon-area dogs found dead, poisoned with strychnine Updated: Jul-02-15 9:45 am
CONDON, Montana - Authorities are looking for whoever is responsible for poisoning two Labrador retrievers near Condon.
- Bats force Mormon church to relocate missionaries in Provo Updated: Jul-02-15 5:05 am
PROVO, Utah - A young woman at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Missionary Training Center in Provo found a bat in her bunk, forcing the church to relocate about 600 female LDS missionaries to nearby areas as a precaution against rabies.
- U of Illinois vet students will help care for fair animals Updated: Jul-02-15 4:28 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Agriculture says students from the University of Illinois' College of Veterinary Medicine will help care for animals at the state fair.
- Maryland farmer testifies at trial, denies abusing livestock Updated: Jul-01-15 6:11 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - A Maryland farmer charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty testified Wednesday that he treated his cattle, goats and sheep better than authorities did when they seized the livestock he allegedly neglected.
- Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out Updated: Jul-01-15 12:52 pm
PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, South Africa - The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.
- National science panel opens review of livestock disease Updated: Jul-01-15 8:44 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A national science panel is conducting a broad review of a livestock disease that's afflicted large numbers of elk and bison in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.
- Dog, rabbit infected with tularemia in El Paso County Updated: Jul-01-15 8:02 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - A dog has been infected and at least one rabbit has died recently in Yoder of tularemia, a bacterial infection known as "rabbit fever."