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Zoo Miami: Orangutan dies following dental surgery

Sep. 24, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — An orangutan has died at Zoo Miami following a dental surgery, officials said. Kumang, a 44-year-old Bornean orangutan, died Thursday during recovery from anesthesia, according to a statement from the South Florida zoo. ...

UK vets euthanize alpaca with bovine TB after public battle

Aug. 31, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British government veterinarians on Tuesday killed Geronimo, an alpaca whose sentence of death for carrying bovine tuberculosis made international headlines and pitted animal activists against the state. Veterinary staff in blue overalls, masks and...

LSU alumnus looks to increase number of Black veterinarians

Aug. 07, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When he was a teenager, Dr. George Robinson III said he was lucky to come into contact with Dr. Clyde Raby, a Black veterinarian who practiced in Baton Rouge. “He allowed me to come over to his practice, and I liked it,” Robinson said. That...

UK spares key workers quarantine as staff shortages bite

Jul. 27, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Tuesday it will ease coronavirus quarantine rules for thousands more essential workers — including prison guards, veterinarians and garbage collectors — in an attempt to end staff shortages that are hobbling parts of the economy. ...

2 LSU grads give total of $110,000 to wildlife hospital

Jul. 24, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana State University graduates have given the veterinary school’s wildlife hospital a total of $110,000. Richard P. Sivicek of Illinois gave $100,000 to establish a fund to pay for treatment and food for injured and resident...

Distemper outbreak in Southern California dogs, raccoons

Jul. 04, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Veterinarians and wildlife managers are warning of an outbreak of distemper among young dogs and raccoons in inland Southern California. In nearly all cases, the animals become severely ill and do not survive, despite aggressive treatment, the...