ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State animal health officials say an Otter Tail County kitten who bit three people, including a young child, has tested positive for rabies.
WEST COLLEGE CORNER, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana farmer has pleaded guilty to one count of failing to dispose of a dead animal after an inspection found 38 dead cows on his property.
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) _ Phibro Animal Health Corp. (PAHC) on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $2.5 million.
The Teaneck, New Jersey-based company said it had profit of 6 cents per...
SYDNEY (AP) — Around a quarter of the world's pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalization era, the World...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has appointed a Samantha Beaty as state veterinarian and assistant commissioner for animal health.
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) _ Phibro Animal Health Corp. (PAHC) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $8.8 million.
On a per-share basis, the Teaneck, New Jersey-based company said it...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elanco Animal Health will spend $7.6 billion to acquire Bayer AG's veterinary medicines business, which would make it the second-largest animal health company.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine-based animal health technology and services company has fallen short of financial expectations in its first full quarter of operations.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials have announced new inspection rules for pigs that will be shown at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.
An Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is suspending beef exports to China after confirming a case of "mad cow disease," describing it as an isolated instance with no evidence of any widespread...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday that it is scrambling to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever on its pig industry after North Korea confirmed an...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Officials say seven deer tested positive for a fatal brain disease at a central Minnesota farm where a herd of whitetails was euthanized.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A central Minnesota farm where deer were found infected with a fatal brain disease has closed and the U.S. Department of Agriculture compensated the owner for euthanizing...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An Australian animal health company has been ordered to repay some of the incentives it received from the Kansas city of Lawrence and Douglas County after abandoning its...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's state veterinarian says chronic wasting disease has been confirmed in a captive elk in Clark County.
Dustin Oedekoven said Wednesday the owner of the...
WEST COLLEGE CORNER, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana farmer faces charges after 38 dead cows were found on his property.
The (Richmond) Palladium-Item reports 42-year-old Rodney Sintz of...
LONDON (AP) — Horse racing has been canceled in Britain on Thursday due to an equine flu outbreak.
The British Horseracing Authority said it was informed Wednesday night by the Animal Health Trust of three confirmed flu cases from vaccinated horses in an active racing yard.
They raced on Wednesday and the BHA says they potentially exposed the flu to a "significant number of horses from yards" in Britain and Ireland.
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) _ Phibro Animal Health Corp. (PAHC) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $14.7 million.
On a per-share basis, the Teaneck, New Jersey-based company said it had net income of 36 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 41 cents per share.
The maker of animal health products and nutritional supplements posted revenue of $218.2 million in the period.
DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — A sheriff says a zebra has died from the extreme cold at a northern Indiana farm.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history affected an investigation into a strain of bovine tuberculosis in a North Dakota beef cattle herd, say state officials who have so far have shouldered most of the probe into the strain similar to cases in Mexican cattle and not previously seen in the U.S.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Chronic wasting disease has been detected in four deer at a quarantined farm in Crow Wing County.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has been monitoring the farm since December 2016 when two white-tailed deer tested positive for the disease.
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) _ Phibro Animal Health Corp. (PAHC) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $16.3 million.
The Teaneck, New Jersey-based company said it had net income of 40 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 39 cents per share.
The maker of animal health products and nutritional supplements posted revenue of $200.2 million in the period.
Phibro expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.68 to $1.72 per share.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has identified another case of a mild form of bird flu in a Minnesota turkey flock.
Rutine testing confirmed the presence of low-pathogenic H5N2 virus in a turkey flock in Stearns County.
The flock of 13-week-old hens has been quarantined. The farm will be allowed to market the turkeys once the birds test negative for the disease.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mild form of bird flu detected in one flock of turkeys in a west-central Minnesota county is not the same virus that caused a devastating outbreak in 2015 and poses no public health or food safety risk, officials said Tuesday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Deer from a private herd on a Minnesota farm have contracted a deadly virus that until now has not yet been seen in the state.
Minnesota Board of Animal Health officials say the virus was confirmed in seven deer on a Goodhue County farm and six have died. The virus, called epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, is carried by biting flies and causes rapid death from internal bleeding. No vaccine is available for infected animals.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Animal health officials say a disease carried by gnats has turned up in Minnesota deer for the first time.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed the first cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease — or EHD — in a small herd of captive white-tailed deer in Goodhue County.
Officials say six of seven animals died of the disease earlier this month. The remaining buck appears health and is showing no signs of the disease.
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan native who currently lives in Missouri is set to become Michigan's new state veterinarian.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says Nora Wineland will replace James Averill, who's the agency's deputy director.
Wineland currently lives in Missouri, but she'll relocate to Michigan and assume her state veterinarian duties on Nov. 5.
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) _ Phibro Animal Health Corp. (PAHC) on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $22.1 million.
On a per-share basis, the Teaneck, New Jersey-based company said it had profit of 55 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 46 cents per share.
The maker of animal health products and nutritional supplements posted revenue of $211.8 million in the period.
WACO, Texas (AP) — A recent decision to ban a tool to treat a deadly tick could put cattle at risk, according to Texas ranchers and several government agencies.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have reported more than 500 separate outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs, mainly in the Danube Delta and near the Hungarian border.
In the eastern county of Tulcea, the region worst hit by the disease, an official told The Associated Press on Monday that a state of emergency had been proclaimed.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota veterinary officials are urging horse owners to get their animals vaccinated against West Nile virus.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the mosquito-borne disease was confirmed last week in a 3-year-old miniature horse in Pine City. Officials say it's the first equine case of West Nile in Minnesota this year.
The stallion had no record of being vaccinated against the disease. A mare and a foal also living on the property are currently healthy.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly is planning an initial public offering for part of an animal health business that brought in about 13 percent of all company revenue last year.
The drugmaker said Tuesday that the IPO will represent an ownership stake of less than 20 percent. Lilly said it will divest its remaining stake in Elanco Animal Health through a tax-efficient deal, but offered no other details.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An entire herd of whitetail deer on a farm in southwest Wisconsin has been euthanized because of chronic wasting disease, state agriculture officials said.
ST. PAUL, Min.. (AP) — Minnesota's Board of Animal Health is urging horse owners to help stop the spread of a disease that's been found in neighboring states.
The disease more commonly known as EHM has recently been confirmed in both North Dakota and south Dakota.
There is no threat to people from the disease, but it's highly contagious among horses and can kill the animals.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines has updated its policy on emotional support animals following an increase in incidents involving them on planes and in airports, including some customers and employees suffering bites.
Starting May 1, customers flying with psychiatric service animals must provide animal health and behavioral documents and a signed document from a medical professional at least 48 hours prior to departure.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An Australian animal health company that received incentives from the city of Lawrence and Douglas County apparently has closed its Lawrence headquarters.
In 2015, Integrated Animal Health moved its global headquarters to Lawrence, prompting the city and county to approve incentives such as subsidized rent and a $100,000 forgivable loan, subject to a three-year performance agreement.
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A beloved polar bear has died at the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, New York.
Director Larry Sorel says the loss of 28-year-old Aurora is "difficult for the entire zoo family."
Zoo Society President Pamela Reed Sanchez says Aurora was "an extraordinary ambassador" for her "vulnerable species."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The oldest captive polar bear in the U.S. has died.
The Philadelphia Zoo on Tuesday said that the 37-year-old bear, Coldilocks, was in declining health and was euthanized.
Zoo officials said Coldilocks had a variety of age-related medical issues, including problems with her kidneys and eyesight, but that visitors wouldn't have been able to tell as the bear pounced playfully on toys, pulling them deep into her pool during early morning dips.
GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Officials in a small central Indiana city are awaiting a company's decision on whether it will sell or spin off its animal health business, a move that could deliver a blow to the local economy.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Animal health officials say routine testing has discovered chronic wasting disease in a 3-year-old white-tailed buck from a Winona County farm.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health said Wednesday it confirmed the results with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The state board already has quarantined the herd and begun its disease investigation.
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — An animal health care company has announced a new Mississippi distribution center, carrying a $1.7 million investment and the creation of 27 jobs.
Henry Schein Animal Health announced in a news release Monday that it will begin operations in a 50,000-square-foot facility in Southaven in December.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — One of the most popular residents of the St. Louis Zoo is being treated for tuberculosis, but zoo officials say the prognosis is good.
Ellie is a 46-year-old Asian elephant and the mother of three other elephants living at the zoo.
The zoo's director of animal health, Luis Padilla, said in a statement Thursday that the illness was detected early through routine blood tests and a trunk culture. Other elephants in her family are being monitored.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Board of Animal Health has confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in a Minnesota horse in more than a year.
The board says it was diagnosed in a 33-year-old American quarter horse in the northwestern town of Euclid in Polk County. The mare had poor coordination and weak hind legs when seen by a veterinarian Oct. 9, but showed significant improvement with treatment within a week.
BROOKVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State officials are hosting two meetings this month in southeastern Indiana about the state's ongoing efforts to monitor wild deer for bovine tuberculosis.
The public meetings organized by the Department of Natural Resources and the State Board of Animal Health come as the state is planning to create a new bovine tuberculosis surveillance zone in Franklin County and adjacent Fayette County.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an incurable animal disease has now been confirmed in two more Kansas horses.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Health said Wednesday that it has received confirmation that a horse in Finney County and another in Kearny County have tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia.
Earlier this month, six horses in Finney County also tested positive for the disease.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Board of Animal Health says dog owners should be watchful for signs of canine influenza.
The board says a handful of cases have been reported in Indiana while other states have experienced significantly more.
Canine influenza is highly contagious and dogs can become infected by inhaling airborne respiratory secretions or making contact with nasal discharge from infected dogs.