- New collars monitor pets for pain, problems Updated: Sep-02-15 6:35 pm
LOS ANGELES - You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals' physical activity.
- Will County officials say rabid wildlife count on the rise Updated: Sep-02-15 12:46 pm
HOMER GLEN, Illinois - Will County officials say there have been 14 confirmed cases of wildlife rabies this year and they're warning that the number could rise with peak bat season.
- Pocatello shelter forced to kill cats to stop viral outbreak Updated: Sep-02-15 8:04 am
POCATELLO, Idaho - The city of Pocatello says the entire population of cats at its animal shelter will be euthanized to stop the spread of an upper respiratory infection outbreak.
- Wolf administration wraps up overhaul of Medicaid benefits Updated: Sep-01-15 7:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Wolf administration said Tuesday that it had completed the transfer of more than 1 million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits package it had created as the program expands to record numbers under the 2010 federal health care law.
- Livestock disease continues to be found in South Dakota Updated: Aug-31-15 5:20 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A highly contagious livestock disease continues to be found in South Dakota facilities.
- Animal health effort in Kansas and Missouri notes 10 years Updated: Aug-31-15 12:32 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Animal Health Corridor that stretches 300 miles in Kansas and Missouri has attracted more than 300 companies in 10 years to do research and develop animal health products, supporters said.
- All state turkey farms hit by bird flu restocked, recovering Updated: Aug-30-15 1:26 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - All nine of the turkey farms in South Dakota that were affected by the deadly bird flu virus during the spring have restocked and are raising birds again, though the lone chicken farm has yet to recover.
- Pet owners warned of spreading canine virus in Rhode Island Updated: Aug-29-15 9:44 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island health officials are warning dog owners that canine parvovirus is spreading around the state.
- 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.