Refine Search

Avian flu hasn't reached Alaska birds yet, but it could

...surveillance in Alaska has not identified any outbreaks in domestic or wild birds so far," Alaska State Veterinarian Robert Gerlach told the Peninsula Clarion. But he cautions that farmers should take care to prevent the virus from infecting the...
Dog ticks a growing concern in Alaska

...concern because the populations of animals up here haven't been exposed to these tick-borne diseases," said Dr. Robert Gerlach, the state's head veterinarian. "If we get a tick that comes up and now can survive in this environment, we...
Disease kills hundreds of seabirds in Alaska

...carcasses can't be buried because the ground is frozen, nor burned because fuel is too expensive.Veterinarian Robert Gerlach, who works within the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, said it's possible earlier die-offs have...
State considering plan for raising submerged dozer

...Alaska in May, killing its driver.Concerns have been raised about the time it's taken to deal with the situation.Robert Gerlach, a Talkeetna Community Council member, said he flew over the site last week and saw an "oily sheen" rising above...
Wood bison are on the comeback in Alaska

...are good, but sometimes good intentions are hijacked by interest groups." Earlier this year, state veterinarian Robert Gerlach led a team of veterinarians and state wildlife biologists who screened 82 wood bison quarantined at Portage. Each...
Alaska Digest

...cattle for feedstock. Schmitz said the seven cows that died were not salvaged for meat. State veterinarian Dr. Robert Gerlach said cattle are sometimes fed bread or grain products. Cattle like the high-carbohydrate, high-energy food and...
Unwanted sled dogs get dumped

...he said. "It's unfortunate that there are no guidelines for people to own dogs." State veterinarian Dr. Robert Gerlach said he's not sure of the logic behind dumping off huskies at the shelter but added that mushers are looking for...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback