| Jun 17, 2015
| 5:20 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Three weeks ago, if you ordered a three-egg omelet from Roxanne's Cafe in the Kansas City suburb of Parkville, you would probably get a five-egg omelet instead. Cooks weren't too concerned about how many eggs they scooped into the...
| Jun 13, 2015
Why did the Hoosier chicken cross the road?
Easy. To avoid commingling. Or comingling. Either one is bad.
Indiana's state animal health board has sent out the official word. Momma, don't let your chicken go to town. Or to the county fair. Or...
| May 26, 2015
| 3:41 PM
P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park is set to reopen Saturday after a canine flu outbreak swept through the animal shelter and others in the Southland.
The South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights and the Animal Welfare League of Chicago Ridge already...
| Jun 12, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered in May that an Army biodefense lab in Utah accidentally shipped live samples of anthrax to private and military research facilities in as many as 17 states, Canada, Australia and South Korea over a...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 9:11 AM
I heard about canine influenza a few years ago, then after a while not so much. Recently I am hearing about it again in the news. Should I be concerned? Should I get my dog vaccinated?
You're right — the prevalence of cases of the first-known...
| Jun 8, 2015
| 1:31 PM
Michigan's first cases of highly pathogenic bird flu have been found in free-ranging Canada Geese north of Detroit, according to state officials.
Tests performed on three goslings collected between May 28 and June 1 in Macomb County's Sterling Heights...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 3:19 PM
Flublok, the flu vaccine made by Protein Sciences Corp. of Meriden, has granted 12 years of regulatory exclusivity by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The designation means the FDA will not approve any similar products until January 2025.
| May 29, 2015
| 3:40 PM
Andi Nichols has been raising chickens as long as she can remember.
The 17-year-old joined 4-H when she was 8 and began showing her prized poultry in the Lake County Fair when she was 10.
This year, Nichols, of Lowell, and youth like her around the...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 10:15 AM
The animal rescue business is changing, and Famous Fido Rescue wants to change with it. But it's going to be costly.
The venerable no-kill facility and adoption center has done about all it can from its current home at 5430 N. Clark St. in Chicago. It's...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 4:19 PM
The planned opening of a dog park in Tinley Park has again been pushed back over canine flu concerns.
A grand opening for Canine Campus, 84th Avenue and Nielsen Drive, is now scheduled for 6 p.m. June 17, according to the Tinley Park Park District....
| May 30, 2015
| 2:24 PM
Veterinarian Jill Korfist said she "didn't get the memo" about not bringing dogs to this year's La Grange Pet Parade.
Standing near the starting line with Boomba and Jezebel, her two South African mastiffs, Korfist said she doesn't worry about canine...