Latest Animal health News

Kansas offers free wasting disease testing on hunted deer

Dec. 2, 2020 1:53 PM EST

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas wildlife officials are offering deer hunters in the state free testing for chronic wasting disease on the carcasses of deer they kill during the 2020-2021 deer hunting seasons. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is offering the testing in conjunction with the...

Louie, a black and silver seahorse, swims in Carol Benge's home aquarium, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 in Chiefland, Fla. In September, Benge noticed that the seahorse was having trouble swimming. She took him to the University of Florida veterinary school where they diagnosed the problem. He was put in a hyperbaric chamber, and with one treatment, Louie was cured. (Carol Benge via AP)

Florida vet school uses novel approach to save seahorse

Dec. 1, 2020 2:44 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In February, Carol Benge of Chiefland, Florida, purchased a seahorse for her home aquarium as a reward for marking five years cancer-free. She named the little black-and-silver fish Louie. As the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation, Benge, a schoolteacher, relaxed whenever she...

Lawsuit filed to prevent disease in bighorn sheep herds

Nov. 30, 2020 5:27 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit that seeks to prevent disease outbreaks in bighorn sheep herds living in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has been filed in federal court in eastern Washington. The lawsuit contends the Forest Service is placing bighorn sheep at high risk of disease outbreaks by...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2002 file photo, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife technician Mike Ross hauls a mountain goat from a helicopter to a site where the goats would be tested and loaded into crates north of Big Timber, Mont., for eventual transplant to another area. Agency researchers plan to fly across the Bridger Range in a helicopter in December to capture mountain goats, test them for viruses and fit them with radio collars so they can study the goats' movements across the mountain range. (Erik Petersen/Livingston Enterprise via AP)

Wildlife biologists to capture, radio collar mountain goats

Nov. 29, 2020 11:42 AM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Biologists are planning to wrangle mountain goats atop the Bridger Range this December to gather data on the population’s movement patterns and health, something officials hope will help inform future management. On a day between Dec. 10 and Dec. 18 when the weather is good, a...

An elephant named

Cher in Pakistan for resettlement of 'loneliest elephant'

Nov. 27, 2020 12:33 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. Because of security...

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (32) running with the ball during an NFL football game against the Washington football team on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 in Detroit. The Lions defeated the Washington Football team 30-27. (Detroit Lions via AP).

Lions RB Swift inactive with concussion against Texans

Nov. 26, 2020 11:38 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift is inactive against the Houston Texans. The rookie, who had been listed as questionable, is out for a second straight game with a concussion. The Lions will miss Swift on Thursday, along with previously ruled out receivers Kenny Golladay and Danny...

Stranded whale in Mobile Bay euthanized

Nov. 25, 2020 6:03 PM EST

MONTROSE, Ala. (AP) — Veterinarians on Wednesday euthanized a sperm whale that had been stranded in Mobile Bay and was no longer able to swim, a conservation group announced. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Marine Mammal Research Program said the whale was sedated and euthanized Wednesday morning....

Wisconsin high school students take aim at light pollution

Nov. 23, 2020 1:01 AM EST

WILLIAMS BAY, Wis. (AP) — Joe Murphy and Melynna Arreola-Quiroga are concerned about how light pollution affects human health, animals and boating safety. The Badger High School students are part of a small group of Walworth County teens working to defend the night sky. More than a year ago, they joined...

Rabid cat bites animal control officer in New Jersey

Nov. 22, 2020 1:57 PM EST

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — A rabid cat bit an animal control officer in New Jersey last week, authorities said. Police said in a news release that the stray cat was found Wednesday in Hamilton Township. the Press of Atlantic City reported. Atlantic County authorities said the cat bit the animal control officer...

Doctors Delia Caudillo, left, and Monserrat Castaneda, put on protective gear as they prepare to conduct a COVID-19 test at a home in the Venustiano Carranza borough of Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico becomes 4th country to hit 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

Nov. 19, 2020 9:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths Thursday, becoming only the fourth country — behind the United States, Brazil and India — to do so. José Luis Alomía Zegarra, Mexico’s director of epidemiology, said there were 100,104 confirmed COVID-19...