- USDA: Bird flu vaccine not good enough for outbreak Updated: Jun-03-15 6:38 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A bird flu vaccine doesn't work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that's shaken the Midwest poultry industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.
- Bear cub badly burned in Washington blaze is back in wild Updated: Jun-03-15 5:17 pm
SEATTLE - A bear cub found badly burned last summer in the largest wildfire in Washington state history has endured a long recovery but is now back in the wild.
- Indiana asks public for ideas on allowing safe bird shows Updated: Jun-03-15 3:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is asking the public for ideas on how bird shows might go on despite a statewide bird show ban imposed in response to a deadly avian flu.
- Corn, soybean prices see no major price drops from bird flu Updated: Jun-03-15 2:56 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Corn and soybean producers are keeping a close eye on the bird flu outbreak, concerned that the loss of nearly 45 million birds might reduce demand for poultry feed made with the grains and send prices lower.
- Wyoming Department of Health promotes rabies prevention Updated: Jun-03-15 5:05 am
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - The Wyoming Department of Health is urging residents to vaccinate their pets and take other pre-emptive steps to prevent rabies infections in humans, pets and livestock.
- State veterinarian confirms dog flu found in South Dakota Updated: Jun-02-15 5:44 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A new canine influenza that has sickened many dogs throughout the Midwest but has killed only a few, has been confirmed in South Dakota, the state veterinarian said Tuesday.
- Wolf seeks state authority over health insurance marketplace Updated: Jun-02-15 3:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Tuesday it has formally applied to take over the operation of Pennsylvania's health insurance marketplace as the Democrat seeks a bulwark against the potential loss of health insurance subsidies for hundreds of thousands of state residents.
- Agriculture officials ask county fairs to beware of bird flu Updated: Jun-02-15 3:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Agriculture is warning county fair operators to take extra precautions this summer to stop the spread of poultry and livestock diseases.
- Ohio cancels poultry shows at fairs amid bird flu outbreak Updated: Jun-02-15 1:28 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - All poultry shows at the Ohio State Fair and county fairs across the state have been canceled this year because of the threat of a deadly bird flu virus, the state's agriculture department announced Tuesday.
- Poland to cull pigs to prevent African swine fever spread Updated: Jun-02-15 10:13 am
WARSAW, Poland - Polish authorities say they will cull about 5,800 pigs to prevent the spread of African swine fever.
- Whataburger changes breakfast times, citing egg shortages Updated: Jun-01-15 8:52 pm
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Whataburger says it is limiting its breakfast-serving hours, citing egg shortages due to the Midwest bird flu crisis.
- Quarantine zones around 2 farms hit with bird flu lifted Updated: Jun-01-15 5:53 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The State Board of Animal Health has lifted quarantines in Dickey and Lamoure counties that it put in place following confirmation of two bird flu outbreaks.
- Michigan bans bird shows to prevent spread of avian flu Updated: Jun-01-15 5:11 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan has banned poultry and waterfowl shows at fairs and elsewhere to fight the spread of bird flu.
- Brown County records Minnesota's 103rd bird flu case Updated: Jun-01-15 3:40 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A turkey farm in Brown County of south-central Minnesota has become the latest in the state to fall victim to bird flu.
- Dog helps New Albany veteran deal with post-traumatic stress Updated: Jun-01-15 9:14 am
NEW ALBANY, Indiana - For Vietnam War veteran John Wells, the experience of combat still carries emotional scars.
- A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials Updated: Jun-01-15 9:04 am
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- Spike in water toxins blamed for hundreds of turtle deaths Updated: May-30-15 12:54 pm
JAMESPORT, New York - Hundreds of small turtles have washed up dead on the eastern end of Long Island in the last month, a die-off scientists blame on waterborne toxins that have reached unprecedented levels for reasons that aren't entirely clear.
- 2 rabbits from Santa Fe area test positive for tularemia Updated: May-29-15 6:37 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Animal control officers say two rabbits removed from areas near Santa Fe have tested positive for tularemia.
- Bird Flu found at Moody County turkey farm of 50,000 birds Updated: May-29-15 6:23 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Another turkey farm in South Dakota has tested positive for bird flu.
- Officials: Sheep exposes 4 in Abbeville County to rabies Updated: May-29-15 4:21 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina health officials say a sheep exposed four people to rabies in Abbeville County.
- Changes considered for Yellowstone bison slaughter program Updated: May-29-15 3:25 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A range of proposals that could either curb or accelerate the slaughter of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park will get an initial public airing next week.
- Animal shelter reopens after tests show no canine virus Updated: May-29-15 2:59 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - A central Indiana animal shelter that closed its dog kennel last week after two dogs died and more than a dozen others became ill has reopened after officials determined the deaths were not caused by canine influenza virus.
- Colorado resident with tularemia dies of other conditions Updated: May-29-15 8:58 am
BOULDER, Colorado - A resident in Boulder County contracted tularemia, or "rabbit fever," and has since died after suffering other medical complications.
- Henry County family of 8 undergoing rabies treatments Updated: May-29-15 2:34 am
STOCKBRIDGE, Georgia - Authorities say a Stockbridge family of eight is undergoing rabies treatments after interacting with an infected cat.
- Search dogs aiding efforts after Texas floods need care Updated: May-28-15 10:35 pm
WIMBERLEY, Texas - Veterinarians are on hand to care for the dogs that are helping search teams look for those missing from the Memorial Day weekend floods in Central Texas.