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Vermont seeking COVID medical help, even veterinarians

Apr. 3, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

Vermont officials said they are so desperate to find medical professionals to help with the state’s COVID-19 response, they're even willing to use veterinarians to help with care for people. Vermont is in the process of preparing almost 1,000 hospital beds in “medical surge facilities”...

The Manhattan skyline is seen behind the parking lot and terminal of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, Thursday, April 2, 2020 in New York. N.Y. New York Gov. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the terminal with be transformed into a temporary field hospital to increase New York's hospital capacity while cases of the coronavirus skyrocket. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NYC residents should cover face when in public, mayor says

Apr. 2, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As coronavirus cases soared, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio asked New Yorkers on Thursday to wear a face covering when they go outside to prevent the spread of the virus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that the state’s supply of breathing machines could be exhausted in six days....

In this March 24, 2020, photo, a woman walks past a dog sculpture on the campus of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, N.C. The school is one of several vet schools around the country that have donated breathing machines, masks and other supplies to their human health-care counterparts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

Veterinarians donate vital supplies to coronavirus fight

Mar. 25, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Veterinary hospitals are donating breathing machines, masks, gowns and other vital equipment and supplies purchased with Fido in mind, but now being redeployed to help doctors fight the spread of COVID-19 among humans. "We buy at the same stores,” said Paul Lunn, dean of the...

FILE - This Nov. 2, 2019, file photo shows track workers treating Mongolian Groom after the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif. Breeders' Cup Classic. A report released Tuesday, March 10, 2020, by the California Horse Racing Board on a spate of horse deaths at Santa Anita found that no illegal medications were used on the animals and 39% percent of the 23 fatalities occurred on surfaces affected by wet weather. The long-awaited report focused on 23 deaths as a result of racing or training between Dec. 30, 2018, and March 31, 2019. The fatalities roiled the industry and led track owner The Stronach Group to institute several reforms involving safety and medication. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Report: No illegal meds in deaths of horses at Santa Anita

Mar. 10, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A report released Tuesday by the California Horse Racing Board on a spate of horse deaths at Santa Anita found that no illegal medications were used on the animals and 39% percent of the 23 fatalities occurred on surfaces affected by wet weather. However, the report found no singular...

FILE - In this May 3, 2019, file photo, trainer Jason Servis is seen at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Servis is among more than two dozen officials charged in what authorities describe as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to race faster. Servis trains 3-year-old champion Maximum Security and is charged with giving performance enhancing drugs to that horse and others in his barn.  The charges were detailed in four indictments unveiled Monday, March 9, 2020, in Manhattan federal court.  (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Trainers, vets, others charged in racehorse-drugging scheme

Mar. 9, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

More than two dozen people, including the trainer of champion Maximum Security, were charged in what authorities described Monday as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to make them race faster. Trainer Jason Servis, whose stable includes the 3-year-old champion, was charged with administering...

New tick-borne disease challenges Virginia cattlemen

Feb. 22, 2020 9:00 AM EST

CULPEPPER, Va. (AP) — Many Virginia farmers may not realize it, but a new tick-borne disease is threatening their cattle and dairy animals, livestock experts say. A hemoprotozoa, a single-celled microorganism, is infecting herds in at least 21 Virginia counties, including Madison, Fauquier, Orange, Greene...

Orphaned panther kittens thriving at wildlife refuge

Feb. 9, 2020 3:01 AM EST

YULEE, Fla. (AP) — A pair of endangered Florida panther kittens are thriving after being adopted by an internationally respected Nassau County wildlife refuge when a mysterious neurological disorder left their mother unable to care for them in the wild. Cypress and Pepper had a rough start in life, but are...