Sows at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks lay in nesting boxes, left, inside a larger group pen, while another eats inside an electronic feeding stall, right. Animal rights activists have been pushing hog farmers to move pregnant pigs into group pens from individual gestation stalls often too nar…
Sows at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks are kept in large group pens with computer-controlled feeding systems. Animal rights activists have been pushing hog farmers to move pregnant pigs into group pens from individual gestation stalls often too narrow for the animals to turn around. (AP Photo/…
Sows push up against another entering an electronic feeding stall, center, at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Ind. The electronic feeding system is aimed at preventing bigger sows from hogging all the food and lets each sow eat in peace. It is one of the tools farmers are using as they move pr…
Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don't know it, but their owners want them to eat better, and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | The Bears believe they can get by without Jay Cutler. That theory might be tested this week.
Tahlula started life as a victim of bad breeding and will end it as a victim of arthritis.
Rabies prevention in the United States is by and large a success story, with just one to four people dying of rabies each year in the U.S. thanks to widespread pet vaccinations and aggressive treatment for people bitten by potentially rabid animals.
Veterinarian Kim Nicholas lost several patients because fleas sucked the blood out of them.
Ready for your dog's days of summer?
When you think of four-legged swimmers, Labrador retrievers might come to mind. But any dog can take to the water if enticed properly.
Dog ownership appears to make teens more active, according to a new study. The teens in dog-owning families logged about 15 additional minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity per week.
Today's lead question was crafted so nicely that I decided to forgo the usual introduction and let reader Melanie Mackin do it for me:
CHAMPAIGN | From the first days of the recent recall of 550 million eggs from two Iowa farms, one issue about large-scale agriculture has been clear: When something goes wrong on a big farm, it's going to be a big problem.
CRETE | South suburban residents are finding dead or dying deer in their backyards and in nearby forest preserves.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. | Allergy specialists are warning that hay fever season is about to begin and it could be hardest on people with pet allergies.
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