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State asks live poultry sales to end because of bird flu

May. 19, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — With bird flu hitting nine flocks scattered across seven counties, the Washington state Department of Agriculture on Thursday requested that live market poultry sales cease for the next 30 days. The closure is not mandatory. Confirmed cases of...

Arf, doc! Dog to 'cut' ribbon at LSU vet school's pet clinic

May. 07, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A dog will do the honors at the “ribbon cutting” for the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine’s new pet clinic. A toy will be attached to a ribbon held by VIPs at the Stephenson Pet Clinic on Monday afternoon, and a Belgian Malinois...

Emaciated mountain lion cub rescued, treated at Oakland Zoo

Apr. 12, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An orphaned and emaciated mountain lion cub spotted by hikers in the San Francisco area was brought to the Oakland Zoo, where veterinarians have named her “Rose” and are trying to nurse her back to health. An initial exam indicated Rose had not eaten in...

Poultry shows, public sales suspended in North Carolina

Apr. 07, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — All poultry shows and public sales in North Carolina are being suspended because of the threat of the avian flu, the state veterinarian said. The suspension includes all exhibitions, farm tours, shows, sales, flea markets, auction markets, swaps and meets...

Bird flu's grisly question: how to kill millions of poultry

Apr. 07, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The spread of a bird flu that is deadly to poultry raises the grisly question of how farms manage to quickly kill and dispose of millions of chickens and turkeys. It's a chore that farms across the country are increasingly facing as the number of poultry killed...

Avian flu strain reaches Wyoming, poultry producers warned

Apr. 02, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A strain of avian flu has made its way to Wyoming, and poultry producers of all sizes are being warned to keep a close eye on their flocks. As of Thursday, the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, had been confirmed in two Wyoming counties....

Tennessee drops avian influenza precautions on Kentucky line

Mar. 25, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s state veterinarian says restrictions have been lifted for avian influenza in a county bordering where Kentucky saw a recent outbreak at a commercial chicken facility. In a news release, state veterinarian Dr. Samantha Beaty says avian...

Wild horse on North Carolina Outer Banks euthanized

Feb. 21, 2022 11:33 AM EST

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — One of the wild horses on the North Carolina Outer Banks has been euthanized, according to the group that helps protect them. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund said on its Facebook page on Sunday that its veterinarian euthanized the stallion, named Tyler, last...