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By The Dispatch On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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‘The Incredible Dr Pol’ returns July 1 on Nat Geo, new photos, preview released,

Nat Geo WILD’s No. 1 series, The Incredible Dr. Pol, is back with another season of even more prolapses and pregnancy exams than ever before. No two days are ever the same for Dr. Pol and his staff at Pol Veterinary More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Storage Tips To Keep Critters Out Of Your Units

You do not have to go through a lot of effort in order to protect stored items. Remember that all you pay to store has to be protected since it is important for you. If you want to be sure that your items are safe, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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Leprosy cases in Florida at 18, half in Brevard County

The number of confirmed leprosy cases in Florida stands at 18 in 2016 to date, down from the 28 cases reported in 2015, according to Florida Department of Health data. Like last year, Brevard County saw the most More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
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Los Angeles County Equine Herpes Virus outbreak: 4 horses currently quarantined

In a follow-up to the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) outbreak in Los Angeles County, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) reported Saturday there are currently four (4) horses in quarantined isolation.  More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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H7N2 avian influenza reported in dozens of cats at Manhattan shelter

The New York City Health Department and the Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) announced that a strain of influenza A virus, known as low pathogenic avian influenza H7N2, has been identified in 45 cats housed at More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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Pythons and boas: Inclusion body disease detected using immunological assays

Inclusion body disease is a serious, chronic viral infection of snakes and can be devastating in captive reptile populations. Now, a newly published study in The Veterinary Journal sheds light on the disease, and More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
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Anthrax: 18 hippos dead in Zambia’s Luangwa River Valley

In a follow-up to an Outbreak News Today report last month, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received the following information concerning an anthrax outbreak among hippopotami in Zambia from Dr More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 9th, 2016
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Dr Pol talks season 8, his ‘calling’ as Nat Geo promotes return

Nat Geo promoted that Dr. Pol is back and that “The star veterinarian’s popular show, which premieres for its eighth season on January 9, is even more wild and woolly.” Dr. Pol is always an interesting More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 4th, 2015
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Tularemia in the US: Increase in cases, different states hardest hit

During the last decade (2001-2010), their were a total of 1,208 human tularemia cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (an average of 120/year). Public domain image/Jon Sullivan via Wikimedia More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 28th, 2015
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Brucella outbreak reported in Blagoevgrad district, Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency is reporting another outbreak of brucellosis in the southwest of the country, according to a Focus Information Agency report Friday. Officials say the outbreak located in the village More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 5th, 2015
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Colorado: Plague suspected in Dead Prairie Dog at Bobcat Ridge

A likely plague infected prairie dog was found at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area last weekend. Prairie DogsImage/Singer Ron, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The prairie dog colony where the infected animal was found has More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
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Nigerian anthrax strain: May be associated with vaccine evasion

A new study by University of Florida researchers identify a strain of the bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, in Nigeria that genetically are only found in West Africa-Chad, Mali and Cameroon to be specific. Image/CIA The More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 10th, 2015
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North Dakota reports 2nd animal anthrax case, this one in Kidder County

North Dakota’s state veterinarian says the state’s second reported case of anthrax this year is a reminder to livestock producers to take action to protect their animals from the disease, especially in areas More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 5th, 2015
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Intensive decontamination eliminates MRSA, other drug resistant bugs from pig farm: Study

Decontamination protocols eradicated both methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and antibiotic resistant, pathogenic intestinal bacteria, the Enterobacteriaceae, from a pig farm. The research appears More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 8th, 2015
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‘Downton Abbey’ star Peter Egan joins Queen’s Brian May to protest dog breeding for experiments

Celebrities Brian May and Peter Egan have joined the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) in opposing controversial plans to build a facility in Yorkshire to breed beagle dogs for experiments. Queen guitarist More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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Mountain Lion and Coati are the latest animal plague deaths reported in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health and the Department of Game and Fish report continuing instances of plague in the East Mountain area, which includes parts of Bernalillo, Torrance, and Santa Fe counties. Two animals, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Cameroon: Officials report six cases of monkeypox in chimpanzees

At least six chimpanzees in an enclosed sanctuary have reportedly tested positive for monkeypox, according to a recent update with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).  Of the six affected chimps, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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South Dakota: Sylvatic plague vaccine for prairie dogs being tested in Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park is one of 34 areas testing a vaccine to prevent the spread of sylvatic plague in prairie dog populations. If successful, it could be used to protect the park’s endangered black-footed More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Eastern equine encephalitis virus cases prompts advisory in Marion County, Florida

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County today issued a mosquito-borne illnesses advisory in response to an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Marion County. Public domain image/Dusan More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Russia: Rosselkhoznadzor temporarily bans cattle products from Romania due to ‘mad cow disease’ outbreak

A bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) outbreak was registered in the territory of Cluj county of Romania, as the OIE reported. In this connection the Rosselkhoznadzor decided to impose temporary restrictions More...


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