Latest Animal health News

Rangers righty Farrell returns after broken jaw, concussion

Aug. 23, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Texas reliever Luke Farrell, out since being hit in the face by line drive in spring training, was activated from the 60-day injured list by the Rangers before their game Friday against the White Sox. The 28-year-old right-hander has spent the entire season rehabbing since suffering a...

Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard

Aug. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other local governments on guard, offering the latest evidence that hackers can halt routine operations by locking up computers and public records and demanding steep ransoms. Government agencies that fail to keep...

Florida panthers afflicted with mysterious walking disorder

Aug. 21, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials are investigating a disorder that causes Florida panthers to have trouble walking. A video from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows the affected panthers walking abnormally, mostly kittens. Trail cameras in three counties...

Delaware official defends lifeguards' handling of sick shark

Aug. 21, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Lifeguards at a Delaware beach drew criticism for placing a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) dying shark into a trash can, but a beach official says guards acted in the interest of public safety. The Delaware News Journal reports an unresponsive shark that washed up on Rehoboth...

Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigs

Aug. 21, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia's pig herds. Farmers have long contained its spread by quarantining and killing infected animals, but the disease's devastating march into East Asia is intensifying the search for...

Elanco becomes 2nd largest animal health co after $7.6B deal

Aug. 20, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elanco Animal Health will spend $7.6 billion to acquire Bayer AG's veterinary medicines business, which would make it the second-largest animal health company. Elanco said Tuesday that it will pay $5.3 billion, or about 70% of the total price, in cash and the rest in stock. The deal...

Philippines: Still-unknown disease prompts culling of pigs

Aug. 19, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine agriculture chief said Monday that an unspecified number of pigs has died or been culled in backyard farms in recent weeks and a crisis team has been established to try to contain the still-unidentified disease causing the swine deaths. Agriculture Secretary...

Giants' Golden Tate III placed in concussion protocol

Aug. 18, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate III has been placed in concussion protocol. Tate sustained the concussion Friday night in the Giants' 32-13 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears. It was not known Sunday how long the 10-year veteran will be kept out of practice. It...

San Francisco bison named Brunhilda dies

Aug. 18, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An 8-year-old female American bison living in Golden Gate Park's famous paddock has died after suffering severe kidney disease. The San Francisco Zoo and Gardens, which cares for the bison herd, announced Brunhilda's death Friday after a necropsy, according to The San Francisco...

Police departments confront 'epidemic' in officer suicides

Aug. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rash of suicides by police officers has shaken the New York Police Department, leading the commissioner to declare a mental health emergency and highlighting the problem of untreated depression among law enforcement officers nationwide. On Wednesday, Robert Echeverría, 56, became the...