Latest Animal health News

Georgia shelter closed over fatal pet illness set to reopen

Oct. 17, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-area animal shelter that closed to suppress an infection resulting in at least four dog deaths could reopen as early as Friday. Cobb County spokesman Ross Cavitt has said tests on dogs at the county shelter showed they had the highly contagious illness streptococcus zooepidemicus....

North Korea seen as weak link as swine fever spreads in Asia

Oct. 16, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from rival North Korea. African swine fever, fatal to hogs but no threat to humans, has wiped out pig herds in many Asian...

Grand Teton National Park removing non-native mountain goats

Oct. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park officials have announced plans to begin removing non-native mountain goats from the park by lethal and non-lethal means. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Tuesday that the final plan from park officials includes hunting, capturing and relocating the...

West Nile virus case recorded in Crook County horse

Oct. 15, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State health officials say a case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in a horse east of Bend. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports West Nile virus was first recorded in Oregon in 2003, but this is the first case recorded in Crook County. The virus, which can spread in humans only...

Australia deports woman to Vietnam over smuggled pork

Oct. 15, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia for the first time has canceled a tourist's visa over undeclared food as the country tries to keep itself free of African swine fever. The 45-year-old woman who arrived at Sydney International Airport on Saturday had undeclared food in her luggage including 4.5...

Free clinic on wheels _ FCOW _ visits Wisconsin farms

Oct. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

WIOTA, Wis. (AP) — One of the farm workers examined by Dr. Emily Jewell had persistent back pain after he was kicked by a cow. Another had an ear infection and a rash. A man complained of tenderness in his abdomen, prompting Jewell to clear the desktop in the dairy farm's office — her makeshift exam...

Latest tests find 1 new detection of mosquito disease

Oct. 13, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials say a mosquito sample has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis in the latest round of tests. The Environmental Management and Health departments say a sample trapped in South Kingstown tested positive. The state set traps last week and sent 52...

Famed New York deli shuttered for sanitary violations

Oct. 12, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York health officials have shut down one of the city's oldest, best known delis for sanitary violations including mice and roaches. The New York Post reports that health department inspectors visited Barney Greengrass on Manhattan's Upper West Side earlier this week. The six violations...

Michigan insecticide spraying could threaten vulnerable bugs

Oct. 12, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Officials in southern Michigan are warning that pesticides targeting a deadly mosquito-borne virus could kill other insects, including rare and beneficial species. The spraying to quell the alarming rise of Eastern equine encephalitis disease threatens essential pollinators such as...

Man who helped with baby raccoons may need rabies treatment

Oct. 11, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials are requesting the public's help in finding a man from Massachusetts to assess his risk for rabies after he came into contact with baby raccoons. Health officials say the man was in Conway at about 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 and stopped to help someone remove two...