A Brutal Wave of Bird Flu Spotlights the Need for a Poultry Vaccine

A Brutal Wave of Bird Flu Spotlights the Need for a Poultry Vaccine

As of last week, the fast-moving pathogen had been found in poultry and adjacent species 182 times in 27 states, according to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture. It has invaded every type of bird-growing operation—turkeys, broilers, egg-laying farms, and breeders that produce eggs for hatching—as well as … Read more

Are Mountain Lions in Missouri Making a Comeback?

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Mountain lions (also known as cougars, pumas, and many other names) are ambush predators with a dwindling population. Currently, it’s believed that about 20,000-40,000 of these animals remain in the United States. Some states have a thriving population of several thousand mountain lions, like California. Yet, Missouri doesn’t have any mountain lions living within its … Read more

How are Rivers Formed? -AZ Animals

How are Rivers Formed?  -AZ Animals

Rivers are remarkable flowing bodies of water that move downhill from their point of origin. Some rivers flow for thousands of miles, providing water and economic benefits for those that live alongside them. It’s easy to look at massive rivers and forget that they are millions of years in the making in some cases, frequently … Read more

Central Lake Man Arrested in Arizona After 183 Animals Allegedly Found Dead in His Frieza

Central Lake Man Arrested in Arizona After 183 Animals Allegedly Found Dead in His Frieza

A Central Lake man, allegedly living in Arizona’s Golden Valley at the time of his arrest, is charged with 94 counts of felony animal cruelty after authorities found roughly 183 animals in his freezer, according to a Thursday press release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Patrick Turland, 43, allegedly admitted to freezing some … Read more

Tracy Aviary to take precautions after bird flu found in Utah County chickens

Tracy Aviary to take precautions after bird flu found in Utah County chickens

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Utah officials say the first confirmed cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in Utah were from a small flock of chickens in a Utah County backyard. (Allison McAdams, Shutterstock) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Tracy Aviary is taking precautions days after the first case … Read more

English Springer Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel

While you may not be able to tell the difference upon first glance, there are some key differences between an English Springer Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel. But what might some of these differences be, and which of these two distinct dog breeds are right for you? In this article, we will compare and contrast … Read more

Eating bugs: Part 2 – Eating bugs around the world

Eating bugs: Part 2 – Eating bugs around the world

Do you think it is strange that some cultures eat bugs? In this Michigan State University Extension article series, we discussing just that – eating bugs! Do you think it is strange that some cultures eat bugs? In this Michigan State University Extension article series, we discussing just that – eating bugs! While true bugs … Read more