Animal Care

Another Michigan Dairy Worker Has Bird Flu, the Third US Case This Year

Another Michigan farmworker has been diagnosed with bird flu, the third human case associated with an outbreak in U.S. dairy... Read More

Another Michigan farmworker has been diagnosed with bird flu, the third human case associated with an outbreak in U.S. dairy cows, health officials said Thursday. The dairy worker reported a cough, congestion, sore throat and watery eyes. The other two... Read More

Two New Giant Pandas Returning to Washington's National Zoo From China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two giant pandas are coming to Washington’s National Zoo from China by the end of the year.... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two giant pandas are coming to Washington’s National Zoo from China by the end of the year. The zoo made the announcement Wednesday, about half a year after it sent its three pandas back to China. Other American... Read More

Inside a Makeshift Shelter Saving Hundreds of Dogs From Floods in Southern Brazil

CANOAS, Brazil (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers have set up a makeshift dog shelter in an abandoned, roofless warehouse in... Read More

CANOAS, Brazil (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers have set up a makeshift dog shelter in an abandoned, roofless warehouse in the city of Canoas, one of the hardest hit by floods in southern Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state. They... Read More

Dogs Entering US Must Be Six Months Old and Microchipped to Prevent Spread of Rabies

NEW YORK (AP) — All dogs coming into the U.S. from other countries must be at least 6 months old... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — All dogs coming into the U.S. from other countries must be at least 6 months old and microchipped to help prevent the spread of rabies, according to new government rules published Wednesday. The new rules require vaccination for... Read More

Plan for $400M Monkey-Breeding Facility in SW Georgia Draws Protest

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — Some local residents and an animal-rights group are protesting plans for a monkey-breeding facility in southwest... Read More

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — Some local residents and an animal-rights group are protesting plans for a monkey-breeding facility in southwest Georgia. Opponents on Tuesday urged the Bainbridge City Council to block plans by a company called Safer Human Medicine to... Read More

Newest Breed to Join the American Kennel Club, a Little Dog With a Big Smile

NEW YORK (AP) — It's small in stature, big on activity and known for a “smile,” and it's ready to... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — It's small in stature, big on activity and known for a “smile,” and it's ready to compete with 200 other dog breeds. Say hello to the Lancashire heeler, the latest breed recognized by the American Kennel... Read More

Sea Otter Pup Found Alone in Alaska Has Home at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

CHICAGO (AP) — An 8-week-old arrival from Alaska chirps loudly before devouring ice chips in the nursery at Chicago’s Shedd... Read More

CHICAGO (AP) — An 8-week-old arrival from Alaska chirps loudly before devouring ice chips in the nursery at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. He is Pup EL2306 — proper name to be determined — a northern sea otter who was found alone... Read More

2023-09-29 23:07:55
by Dan McCue
National Zoo Saying Goodbye to Giant Pandas

WASHINGTON — It is the end of an era at the Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. By Dec.... Read More

WASHINGTON — It is the end of an era at the Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. By Dec. 7, Tian Tian and Mei Xiang, the giant pandas who have lived at the conservation park since 2000, and their... Read More

After Arlington National Cemetery Horse Deaths, Army Makes Changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army announced changes Wednesday to the way it will care for the gray and black horses... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army announced changes Wednesday to the way it will care for the gray and black horses that carry service members' flag-draped caskets to their final resting places in Arlington National Cemetery after the deaths of horses in the... Read More

2023-05-01 21:28:01
by Dan McCue
FDA Conditionally Approves First Drug for Anemia in Cats

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday conditionally approved Varenzin-CA1, the first drug for the control of nonregenerative... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday conditionally approved Varenzin-CA1, the first drug for the control of nonregenerative anemia associated with chronic kidney disease in cats.  Nonregenerative anemia is a potentially fatal condition in which a cat’s bone... Read More

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