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EXPLAINER: Why did bettors lose on winner of Breeders' Cup?

Nov. 06, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Modern Games won the $1 million Juvenile Turf at the Breeders’ Cup. Anyone who bet on him in certain types of wagers didn't cash a ticket and got their money back because of a mistake by the veterinarians. The Ireland-bred colt was the 2-1...

LSU vet school lab testing pet cats and dogs for COVID-19

Nov. 03, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana State University veterinary school’s diagnostic lab is providing free COVID-19 testing for dogs and cats in Louisiana through the end of the year, the school said Wednesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is...

Tennessee warning horse owners of West Nile danger

Oct. 28, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s state veterinarian this week reminded horse owners to protect their animals from West Nile Virus after a horse in Weakley County that contracted the disease had to be euthanized. Horse owners should work with a veterinarian to...

Veterinarian house calls especially popular during pandemic

Oct. 24, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee veterinarian who six years ago decided to focus on house calls has found her service to be even more comforting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike the clinic setting, Rebecca Feiring has allowed her clients to be near the patients while...

Pet hospital to pay $43K to settle sex harassment suit

Oct. 21, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland veterinary services provider Hannah Pet Hospital will pay over $43,000 to a former pet nurse to settle a federal sexual harassment lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Hannah last fall on behalf of a nurse at...

Endangered orangutan in New Orleans expecting twins

Oct. 21, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan in New Orleans is pregnant with twins, the zoo in New Orleans announced Thursday. “We are very excited about this pregnancy,” Bob MacLean, senior veterinarian at the Audubon Zoo, said in a news release....

A more comfortable goodbye? Vets bring pet euthanasia home

Oct. 14, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clarence the giant schnauzer came into Penny Wagner's life as a puppy nearly eight years ago, at a traumatic time for her family. She and her husband, Steve, had recently lost their 21-year-old daughter in a car accident. Soon after, their other child...

COVID-19 leaves Wisconsin veterinary clinics playing catchup

Oct. 11, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the country’s pets. Over the past year and a half, pet adoption rates were up, animal shelters were practically empty, and pet owners were home more. But for veterinary care providers, it has...

California to allow more canine blood banks, walk-in donors

Oct. 09, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

California on Saturday enacted a law aimed at phasing out one of the nation's large canine blood banks and the practice of keeping dogs in facilities while their blood is drawn. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law to let veterinarians run community blood banks where residents...

Report: Mysterious Giraffe death followed anaphylactic shock

Sep. 29, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A young giraffe named after a former Louisiana football star died recently after undergoing anaphylactic shock, experts at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine said Wednesday in shedding more light on the mysterious death. The 20-month-old...