The moose that wandered hundreds of miles south to a Sleepy Eye couples’ backyard in November died from a brain worm infection, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. A necropsy conducted at the University of Minnesota’s veterinary laboratory determined that there were lesions in the moose’s spinal cord and brain caused by a parasite.
Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
A visit to the hospital is not always a prescription for getting well. A new government health report says more needs to be done to keep patients from getting infections while in the hospital.
A 4-month-old pit bull named Jarvis is on the road to recovery after being abused, then left out in extreme cold. Jarvis made his first public appearance Saturday since being rescued on Jan. 5. He was found outside on the sub-zero night by Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, covered with what appeared to be cigar burns and suffering from a facial infection. With the help of the local group Save-a-Bull Rescue, Jarvis’ wounds were treated and he was taken in to a foster home.
We’ve all heard about the dog days of summer, when lake water starts to look like only your dog would swim in it. But it turns out there is a real threat to swimming dogs that is invisible. The Giardia parasite can be swallowed by dogs while they are swimming and playing in the water. If your dog has diarrhea after being in a lake or a river, visit your vet right away.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the cause of a suspected amebic infection, that took the life of a 9-year-old boy.
The story made national headlines — a college student in Georgia diagnosed with a flesh-eating bacteria that cost her a leg.
Authorities say the man learned how to be a tattoo artist while in prison and was illegally operating a tattoo parlor out of his residence without a license.
Walmart has pulled all of the Enfamil Newborn Baby Formula from store shelves after the death of a newborn.
Minnesota officials say recent cases of E. coli infection in three states are linked to eating in-shell hazelnuts, also known as filberts.