Latest Animal health News

Florida manatee deaths soar as polluted water kills seagrass

Oct. 26, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida fishing guide and environmental activist Paul Fafeita says a highlight for his charter customers is spotting the manatees that forage for seagrass in shallow waters. It's not so thrilling when they come across the emaciated carcass of a manatee that...

Maine CDC investigating tainted crabmeat linked to illness

Oct. 25, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine health authorities are investigating several cases of food poisoning in connection with tainted crabmeat from a Deer Isle company. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said five cases of salmonellosis are associated with...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Oct. 25, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Detroit News. Oct. 21, 2021. Editorial: Protest exposes Line 5 security risk The protest at a Line 5 pumping station in Michigan’s Thumb appears to have been frivolous — a dozen or so young activists mostly hanging out in a parking lot listening...

Lesser-known disease affecting deer in Wisconsin, Minnesota

Oct. 25, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Mike Kendhammer used to look out his dining room window and see large groups of deer gathered in a field below. “In the morning, I would have my coffee and read the paper, and I would always see a dozen, 15 or 20,” he said. ...

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....

USDA rethinks approach to controlling salmonella in poultry

Oct. 19, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year, and on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced several steps it plans to take...

Zoo regroups following leopard's death, possibly from COVID

Oct. 18, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Great Plains Zoo announced that one of their snow leopards, Baya, died of a respiratory illness, possibly COVID-19, last week. In the days since Baya’s death, while felt deeply across the zoo’s community and overall conservation efforts,...

Youth hunters asked to bring deer to reporting stations

Oct. 17, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is encouraging hunters who take part in the state's annual youth and novice deer hunt next weekend to bring any deer they take to one of the state's 19 biological reporting stations. That helps state...