Animal Health

Cattle Tuberculosis Confirmed in Sutton County Beef Herd

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed bovine tuberculosis (TB), caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis, in a beef cattle herd in Sutton County on September 3, 2020. The affected premises was identified as a result of routine slaughter surveillance. The premises has been quarantined and must meet TAHC’s requirements for testing… Read More Cattle Tuberculosis Confirmed in Sutton County Beef Herd

Exotic Wildlife Association

Heading for Higher Ground? Livestock and Pet Owners Urged to Make Preparations for Hurricane Laura

Heading for Higher Ground? Livestock and Pet Owners Urged to Make Preparations for Hurricane Laura AUSTIN, TX – As the state prepares for Hurricane Laura to make landfall along the Texas-Louisiana border, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) encourages animal owners to take the necessary precautions to protect their animals and themselves from anticipated heavy… Read More Heading for Higher Ground? Livestock and Pet Owners Urged to Make Preparations for Hurricane Laura

Exotic Wildlife Association

Annual Congressional Fundraiser Update | Hear from our Executive Director, Charly Seale

To all EWA members: As you all know, we are living in uncertain times. Just when we thought things were going to go back to normal, our state has taken a step backward. Due to the fact that hotels and businesses are restricted to the number of people that they can accommodate and also to follow the… Read More Annual Congressional Fundraiser Update | Hear from our Executive Director, Charly Seale

Chronic Wasting Disease

The Search for Genetic Clues to Determine Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptibility

Chronic Wasting Disease {CWD} can spread among animals in a single herd. The ability to detect an animal’s susceptibility to the disease is of great value to the cervid industry. Photo by USDA APHIS As cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) continue to rise, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is looking to… Read More The Search for Genetic Clues to Determine Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptibility

Animal Health, Featured, Texas Animal Health Commission

Minnesota & New York Pets Positive for SARS-CoV-2

It was published on June 2, 2020 that pets in MN and NY have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. You will find the press release below as well as the updated CDC pets and COVID-19 messaging below. Minnesota Board of Animal Health Press Release: Household cat confirmed with virus that causes COVID-19 https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNBAH/bulletins/28eac81 USDA Press Release:… Read More Minnesota & New York Pets Positive for SARS-CoV-2

Exotic Wildlife Association

USDA – Availability of Interim Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers and Potential Resources for Seasonal Agriculture Laborers

Today, CDC and the Department of Labor released Interim Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers to protect agriculture workers from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Agricultural employers can adapt these recommendations to protect workers at their particular work sites or in specific work operations. Agriculture work sites, shared worker housing, and shared worker transportation vehicles present unique challenges… Read More USDA – Availability of Interim Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers and Potential Resources for Seasonal Agriculture Laborers

Texas Animal Health Commission

Notice to Livestock Owners | Fever Ticks

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the United States Department of Agriculture, Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program (USDA-CFTEP) have seen an increase of fever ticks confirmations outside of established quarantined areas in South Texas. “Fever ticks have been found on cattle outside of the established quarantine areas in Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim… Read More Notice to Livestock Owners | Fever Ticks