Animal health

June 18, 2019 - 8:11 am
LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A 5-year-old horse died of a suspected heart attack during a race at Laurel Park, the 12th racehorse to die in Maryland this year. The Baltimore Sun reports the mare named Follow the Petals collapsed on Sunday immediately after she had taken the lead in her race. The jockey was...
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In this June 3, 2019, photo, Health officials spray disinfectant solution as a precaution against African swine fever near a pig farm in Incheon, South Korea. South Korea is concerned North Korea is ignoring its calls for joint efforts to stem the spread of highly contagious African swine fever following an outbreak in North Korea. (Yun Tae-hyun/Yonhap via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 3:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday North Korea has so far ignored its calls for joint efforts to stem the spread of highly contagious African swine fever following an outbreak near North Korea's border with China. South Korea's agricultural ministry said that blood tests of pigs...
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June 04, 2019 - 5:39 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Legislature passed a bill Tuesday that would make the state the first in the U.S. to make it illegal to declaw a cat . The bill, which would subject veterinarians to $1,000 fines for performing the operation, now heads to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose...
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This undated photo provided by the Summit County Solid Waste Collection Office on Friday, May 24, 2019, shows deer near a landfill at the Three Mile Canyon Landfill in Coalville, Utah. The Division of Wildlife Resources says they are investigating the cause of death for more than 30 deer near the landfill in northeast Utah. Summit County Solid Waste Division superintendent Tim Loveday says deer come to the landfill seeking food but perish after eating trash blowing from the landfill. He says the recent spike in the state's deer population and the brutal winter Utah recently experienced has meant more deer are dying of starvation and cold. Summit County plans to add a litter fence and cover the landfill from wildlife. (Summit County Solid Waste Collection Office via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 2:48 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials have determined that more than 30 deer found near a landfill in northeastern Utah died from starvation, diseases and other causes. The Division of Wildlife Resources said Friday said officials found plastic bags and latex gloves in some of the deers' remains but...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2019 file photo provided by KNX-1070 AM, demonstrators protest the deaths of horses at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is supporting a state Senate bill that would give the California Horse Racing Board authority to quickly suspend a meet license to protect the health and safety of horses or riders. The announcement Thursday, May 30, 2019, comes amid deaths of 26 horses at Santa Anita since Dec. 26. (Pete Demetriou/KNX-1070 AM via AP,File)
May 30, 2019 - 5:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said he's supporting legislation that would give the California Horse Racing Board authority to quickly suspend a meet license when necessary to protect the health and safety of horses or riders. The announcement Thursday follows the deaths of 26 horses at Santa...
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In this undated photo provided by the New England Aquarium in May 2019, Dr. Rosalind Rolland, Director of Ocean Health and a Senior Scientist in the Research Department at the New England Aquarium in Boston, poses on a boat next to a southern right whale taken during an expedition to the Auckland Islands, an archipelago of New Zealand. Whale researchers in New England say they’ve found a new way to measure the amount of stress felt by giant whales, and the technique could help protect the massive sea creatures. (Scott Kraus/New England Aquarium via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 2:41 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Whale researchers in New England believe they've found a new way to measure the amount of stress felt by whales when they experience traumas such as entanglements in fishing gear, and they say the technique could help protect the massive sea creatures from extinction. The...
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May 28, 2019 - 8:04 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wildlife officers said Tuesday that they killed a mountain lion in a San Diego County nature preserve and will try to determine if it was the animal that injured a 4-year-old boy during a group hike a few hours earlier. The boy was hospitalized following the attack Monday and...
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FILE - This May 1, 1998 file photo shows Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tony Horwitz during a visit to Los Angeles to promote his book, "Confederates in the Attic." Horwitz died on Monday, May 27, 2019, in Washington, D.C. He was 60. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner, File)
May 28, 2019 - 3:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tony Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the best-selling author of "Confederates in the Attic," has died. He was 60. Horwitz died Monday of apparent cardiac arrest in Washington, D.C., Sarah Hutson, a spokeswoman for his publisher, Penguin Press, said in an email. He had...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018 file photo, Andrew Timmins, the bear project leader with the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game, steps over a tranquilized black bear as Nancy Comeau, right, of the USDA wildlife services, keeps a hand on the bear after it had been moved onto her side in Hanover, N.H. The bear, tagged and fitted with a tracking collar, was later relocated to far northern New Hampshire. But in May 2019, the bear returned to her home turf in Hanover. (Jennifer Hauck/The Valley News via AP, File)
May 20, 2019 - 4:32 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bear whose life was spared two years ago by New Hampshire's governor has returned to her home turf near Dartmouth College after traveling thousands of miles since her relocation last June. The state's Fish and Game Department had decided to euthanize the female black bear and...
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May 10, 2019 - 10:11 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A case of African swine fever has been detected in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse, prompting the culling of all 6,000 pigs at the facility. Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan said in a statement Friday that the incurable virus was found in a single pig imported from a farm in...
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