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MSU vet students: We deserve rebates for online classes

Dec. 19, 2020 12:53 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Veterinary students at Michigan State University are pleading for a tuition rebate after months of online instruction. The students said they expected a mix of in-person and online courses, but in-person classes were quickly dropped when the fall term began, the Lansing State...

Bill: Vets can talk marijuana, hemp products with pet owners

Dec. 10, 2020 11:52 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is close to clarifying that veterinarians can consult with pet owners on the use of products derived from marijuana or hemp to help animals' health. The state Senate on Thursday gave final, unanimous approval to a bill authorizing veterinarians to give guidance on such...

Louie, a black and silver seahorse, swims in Carol Benge's home aquarium, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 in Chiefland, Fla. In September, Benge noticed that the seahorse was having trouble swimming. She took him to the University of Florida veterinary school where they diagnosed the problem. He was put in a hyperbaric chamber, and with one treatment, Louie was cured. (Carol Benge via AP)

Florida vet school uses novel approach to save seahorse

Dec. 1, 2020 2:44 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In February, Carol Benge of Chiefland, Florida, purchased a seahorse for her home aquarium as a reward for marking five years cancer-free. She named the little black-and-silver fish Louie. As the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation, Benge, a schoolteacher, relaxed whenever she...

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Cher in Pakistan for resettlement of 'loneliest elephant'

Nov. 27, 2020 12:33 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. Because of security...

Stranded whale in Mobile Bay euthanized

Nov. 25, 2020 6:03 PM EST

MONTROSE, Ala. (AP) — Veterinarians on Wednesday euthanized a sperm whale that had been stranded in Mobile Bay and was no longer able to swim, a conservation group announced. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Marine Mammal Research Program said the whale was sedated and euthanized Wednesday morning....