Animal Diseases

  • Calendar

    October 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    In-Sync Exotics Loses Another Tiger, Whose Ashes Will Be Kept Forever in This Cabinet

    Yesterday afternoon, In-Sync Exotics announced in a somber Facebook post that the canine distemper outbreak currently ravaging the Wylie animal sanctuary had claimed its fourth victim, a white tiger named Harley. "He has been very sick with this hateful virus for quite some time, and we finally mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Canine Distemper Outbreak at Wylie Big Cat Sanctuary Is Claiming Casualties

    Via FacebookTwelve-year-old Bengal tiger Abrams died yesterday.Back in June we reported on Cairo, the snotty-nosed tiger at In-Sync Exotics, an animal rescue society in Wylie. When Cairo seized earlier this summer it was the first sign of a canine distemper outbreak at the sanctuary, and since then ... More >>

  • News

    July 11, 2013

    The Fight Over The Future of Texas' Deer

    Animal breeders square off against Texas.

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    How to Survive a Rabid Squirrel Encounter

    Sherri Johnson's condo butts up against a wooded creek a few blocks from Presbyterian Hospital. She likes to keep a few cats around, strays really, to keep the raccoons and possums and other creek denizens from making themselves too comfortable on her property. It works for the most part, but the ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Bee Movie Screening at the Kessler
    Sweetens the Pot

    ​Savvy locavores already know the sad story of declining bee populations; as The Dallas Morning News put it earlier this week, "Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that huge numbers of honey bees across the United States are succumbing to a mysterious phenomenon known as colony collap ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Food For Thought 5.4.09

    "[Sales] may have been negatively impacted by media surrounding swine flu." (Chuck E. Cheese executive Michael Magusiak on the effect of the "pandemic" on the family friendly pizza chain's fortunes, The restaurants suffered a 20 percent drop in same-store sales during the first three days last week. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Food For Thought 5.1.09

    "It's killing our markets. Where they got the name, I just don't know." (Iowa hog farmer Francis Gilmore on the effect of swine flu on the value of his product. Since the outbreak and spread of this virus, hog prices have dropped from a $62 per 100 pounds average to $59 per 100 pounds, on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Do You Have a Face Mask and Some Tamiflu I Can Borrow? Give 'Em Back, Swear.

    An out-of-state colleague wondered late yesterday, "Is it true that the state of Texas has canceled all sports events till May 11? Does that include Astros and Rangers?" Um ... no. Alas, such was his reading of a breathless, since-vanished New York Times story concerning the University Interscholast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Dallas County Health Director, John Carlo, Doesn't Dig on Swine Flu Conspiracy Theories

    Dr. John CarloDr. John Carlo has better things to do this morning than talk to Unfair Park: As medical director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, Carlo has spent the last several days tracking the "three probable cases" of swine flu in Dallas County while also "gathering more information a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.7.09

    "Consumers are more concerned about the safety of food served in restaurants than food available from supermarkets, about a 15 percentage point difference. However, feelings about food safety in restaurants have remained relatively unchanged whereas the number of consumers who feel confident in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008
  • News

    April 15, 2004

    How Now Mad Cow?

    For Texas cattle ranchers, "What's for dinner?" is a touchy question

  • Dining

    February 5, 2004

    Grazing Pains

    Does grass-fed beef really taste better?