Feeding sick animals to pets never good idea
March 28, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – It’s not uncommon for rabbit dogs, squirrel dogs and even the family feline to enjoy some of the spoils of hunting season, but owners should be careful not to give their pets and working dogs meat from animals they know to be infected or diseased.
Mississippi discovers first case of chronic wasting disease
Feb. 14, 2018
VICKSBURG – A tissue sample collected Jan. 25 from a free-ranging white-tailed deer in extreme southern Issaquena County, Mississippi, returned the first known positive test of chronic wasting disease in the state.
Arkansas bat species declining from White-nose Syndrome
Oct. 25, 2017
Surveys conducted by researchers across Arkansas last winter found that populations of several species of Arkansas bats are beginning to fall due to the impact of White-nose Syndrome. White-nose Syndrome is a disease that affects hibernating bats and is named for the white fungus that appears on the muzzle and other parts of hibernating bats. The disease is associated with extensive mortality of bats in eastern North America