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Veterinarians warn of rise in canine parvovirus

Oct. 8, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Veterinarians are warning pet owners about canine parvovirus after a recent outbreak in the Tri-Cities area which include Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. KOMO-TV reports over the last two weeks local clinics have seen a spike in positive cases according to lead vets with Horse Heaven...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, minks look out of a cage at a fur farm in the village of Litusovo, northeast of Minsk, Belarus. Officials on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, confirmed its first U.S. cases of mink infected with the coronavirus following outbreaks in Europe. Five infected mink have been identified at two farms in Utah, the Department of Agriculture announced. Testing began after the farms reported unusually high mortality rates among the small animals prized for their fur. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)

Thousands of minks Dead in COVID outbreak on Utah farms

Oct. 5, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

Thousands of minks at Utah fur farms have died because of the coronavirus in the past 10 days, forcing nine sites in three counties to quarantine, but the state veterinarian said people don’t appear to be at risk from the outbreak. The COVID-19 infections likely were spread from workers at the mink ranches...

Veterinarians refuse CDC request to deport bulldog puppies

Sep. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Veterinarians caring for 15 bulldog puppies rescued from a warehouse at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Monday refused to send the dogs back to the Middle East country from which they came. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week ordered the animals...

The paws of a Jaguar named Amanaci, who suffered third-degree burns during the fires in the Pantanal region, are shown in detail at the headquarters of Nex Felinos, an NGO aimed at defending endangered wild cats, in the city of Corumba, Goias state, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Two Jaguars, a male and a female, were rescued from the great Pantanal fire and are receiving treatment with laser, ozone therapies and cell injections to hasten recovery of burned tissue. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil vets work to heal jaguars burned in Pantanal wildfire

Sep. 28, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

CORUMBA DE GOIAS, Brazil (AP) — In 20 years, veterinarian Daniela Gianni had never seen a jaguar burned as badly as Amanaci, a female injured in the wildfires crackling through Brazil's vast Pantanal wetlands. After 13 hours of overland transport, Amanaci arrived for care on Aug. 21 at the NEX Institute in...

Reward for information on person who threw kittens from auto

Sep. 23, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — The Humane Society of Louisiana is offering a $750 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever's responsible for the death of two kittens. Witnesses told authorities that around 12:30 p.m. Monday, they saw a Siamese kitten thrown from the window of a moving...

University of Florida vets treating big gator for leg injury

Sep. 8, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 38-year-old alligator named Bob is on the mend thanks to a team of veterinarians at the University of Florida. Bob was taken last week from his home at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park for an evaluation in Gainesville. His right rear leg had been hurting and the...

In Minot, zoo veterinarian minds the monarchs

Sep. 7, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Dr. Logan Wood, veterinarian at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot, always looks for monarch caterpillars feeding on milkweed when he goes fishing or walks his dog. Is it unusual to find a monarch? “In my opinion, it’s unusual,” said Wood. “I walk through fields...

Tennessee State, UT vet school collaborate for admission

Aug. 25, 2020 6:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine are working together to help college graduates get admitted to veterinary schools. Qualified Tennessee State freshmen start immediately to complete the requirements needed for admission at the...