Latest Wildlife health News

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...

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...

Clarification: Chronic Wasting-Disposal story

Oct. 10, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — In a story Oct. 8 about disposing of deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease, The Associated Press may have left the impression that Crow Wing County has refused to accept infected deer for disposal. The county's landfill manager was initially reluctant to accept deer...

Police: Fatal stabbing at a north Phoenix park is a homicide

Oct. 9, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a man has been fatally stabbed at a north Phoenix park and it's being investigated as a homicide. Officers responded to Deer Valley Park about 1 a.m. Wednesday and found a man with a stab wound. He later died from his injuries. The name and age of the victim haven't been released...

More cases of rabies in skunks confirmed in Detroit area

Oct. 9, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Officials have confirmed two new cases of rabies in skunks found in suburban Detroit communities. Oakland County's health division says Wednesday that the skunks were in Southfield and Farmington Hills and that rabies has been verified so far this year in eight skunks and four bats...

Rat poison eyed in 2 California mountain lion deaths

Oct. 8, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two Southern California mountain lions that were part of a National Park Service study have been found dead and rodent poison has been confirmed as the cause in one case and is suspected in the other. The Park Service said Tuesday that a male dubbed P-30 was found dead in...

Utah weighing whether to regulate baiting big game

Oct. 7, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah wildlife officials are considering whether hunters should be allowed to use bait to lure big game such as elk and deer, which has become popular among bow hunters despite criticism. The state Division of Wildlife Resources is reviewing whether to regulate baiting, The Salt Lake...

Nevada fighting to keep 'zombie deer' from entering state

Oct. 6, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zombie deer may sound like something in a bad B-movie, but wildlife regulators say they're real and officials are working to keep them out of Nevada. The term relates to animals that have contracted chronic wasting disease, a highly contagious and terminal disorder that causes symptoms...

Yellowstone wolf teeth lead to extinction theory

Oct. 6, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — This may be a tale that only dentists can appreciate, but the teeth of dead Yellowstone wolves are helping scientists understand the life of predators more than 11,000 years ago. Inside the Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center is a collection of 160 skulls of adult Yellowstone...

Trainer Richard Mandella wins, loses at Santa Anita

Oct. 5, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Mandella experienced the highest high and lowest low at Santa Anita on Saturday, with Omaha Beach successfully winning his comeback after a six-month layoff while another of the trainer's horses died of a suspected heart attack. Former Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach...