Health officials in Arkansas say that they have confirmed a case of rabies in a dog. Details are scant, as they always are in these kinds of reports, but we know the dog was found in Mississippi County. Mississippi county is located in Northeast Arkansas, just south of the Missouri Bootheel. Continue reading Rabid Dog In Arkansas
UPDATE: Connecticut Valley Veterinary Associates has now publicly identified itself as the facility that cared for the bat. The bat was reportedly injured and the person who brought it into the clinic was a homeowner who found the bat in his yard.
Officials are still looking for him.
Original Story: Health officials with Connecticut Department of Public Health say that they are looking for the person who brought a bat to a Marlborough vet clinic on June 23, 2017. The bat, they said, has tested positive for rabies–and that means that anyone who handled the animal should be evaluated for possible rabies exposure. Continue reading Connecticut Health Officials Look For Marlborough Bat Rescuer
Health officials across the country are continuing to sound the alarm about a Salmonella outbreak that is now being blamed not on tainted chicken meat or commercial henhouses but on ordinary, family-kept backyard poultry flocks. Continue reading Officials Continue To Warn About Backyard Poultry & Salmonella
Health officials in two states are warning of possible rabies exposures related to kittens that were ultimately found to be infected with the virus. Continue reading Rabid Kittens Have Officials In Connecticut, Oklahoma Looking For Possible Victims
The company that last week announced a recall of rawhide dog chews tainted with a non-allowed solvent is now saying that it is expanding its recall of the treats to include private label store brands. Continue reading Rawhide Chews Recall Expanded
Smallbatch Pets has announced a recall of 2 batches of its chicken blend pet food over fears that the frozen food, which is marketed for both dogs and cats, could be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Continue reading Smallbatch Recall – Salmonella
The owners of Lions Gate Sanctuary in Elbert, Colorado say they were forced to euthanize all 11 “exotic” animals in their care after the Elbert County Board of Commissioners turned down a permit request that would have let them relocate within the county. Continue reading Lions Gate Sanctuary Euthanizes All Its Animals