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Rescued Irrawaddy dolphin calf dies despite weeks of care

Sep. 07, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An Irrawaddy dolphin calf who was rescued and nursed day and night for weeks by veterinarians and volunteers after his rescue from a tidal pool on Thailand’s shore has died despite all their efforts, officials who were providing emergency care for the animal said Wednesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Aug. 29, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

Detroit News. August 25, 2022. Editorial: Sales tax holiday is pointless pandering Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is proposing a back-to-school supply tax “holiday” that wouldn’t actually give money back to residents anytime soon, despite the promises she claims. ...

Sick dolphin calf improves with tube-fed milk, helping hands

Aug. 28, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

RAYONG, Thailand (AP) — The Irrawaddy dolphin calf — sick and too weak to swim — was drowning in a tidal pool on Thailand’s shore when fishermen found him. The fishermen quickly alerted marine conservationists, who advised them how to provide emergency care until a rescue...

Testing finds illness sickening Michigan dogs is parvovirus

Aug. 25, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An illness that has sickened dogs in northern Michigan, killing some of them, was found to be canine parvovirus, a common ailment the affected dogs were not fully vaccinated against, state officials said. The ailing dogs displayed clinical signs suggesting...

State, feds investigate illness that's sickened, killed dogs

Aug. 23, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State and federal agencies are investigating an unknown illness that's sickened dogs in northern Michigan and killed at least 30 canines in one county after they exhibited signs of a parvo-like illness. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural...

Global vets in Pakistan for surgery on Karachi zoo elephants

Aug. 17, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Veterinarians from a global animal welfare organization are in Pakistan and on Wednesday began a series of surgeries on a pair of elephants at a zoo in the port city of Karachi. During a previous visit last year, vets from Four Paws examined four elephants...

Beluga whale lost in French river euthanized during rescue

Aug. 10, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A beluga whale that became a French celebrity after a wrong turn took it up the Seine River had to be euthanized Wednesday after experiencing health complications during an urgent rescue operation, authorities said. The sparkling white marine mammal appeared deep...

How canine heart disease was tied to grain-free dog food

Jul. 23, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, acting on input from a group of veterinary researchers, began investigating whether the increasing popularity of grain-free dog foods had led to a sudden rise in a potentially fatal heart disease in dogs, dilated cardiomyopathy. Four...