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Rancher’s Risk Management Insurance Offered – Sign Up Deadline November 15th

Pasture, Rangeland and Forage, or PRF, insurance is a risk policy designed to provide annual protection for farmers and ranchers who rely on forage products to support their cattle operations, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “In the face of uncertain weather conditions, insurance becomes a critical component in producers’ risk management portfolios,”… Read More Rancher’s Risk Management Insurance Offered – Sign Up Deadline November 15th

Chronic Wasting Disease, Texas Animal Health Commission

TAHC Addresses Chronic Wasting Disease Zones at Commission Meeting

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) held a regularly scheduled commission meeting by live audio and teleconference call on September 22, 2020 regarding Chronic Wasting Disease. The Commission adopted amendments to Title 4, Texas Administrative Code §40.6, concerning chronic wasting disease (CWD) Movement Restriction Zones to establish surveillance and containment zones in… Read More TAHC Addresses Chronic Wasting Disease Zones at Commission Meeting

Animal Health, Chronic Wasting Disease

Rules & Resources for Harvesting Exotic Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptible Species

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reminds Texas landowners of statewide exotic chronic wasting disease (CWD) susceptible species requirements for the 2020-21 hunting season. Exotic susceptible species include North American elk or wapiti, black tailed deer, red deer, reindeer, sika deer, moose and/or any associated subspecies and hybrids. Axis deer are not classified as a… Read More Rules & Resources for Harvesting Exotic Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptible Species

Animal Health

TAHC Reminds Cervid Hunters of Fever Tick Quarantine Requirements

AUSTIN, TX – As hunting season approaches, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reminds hunters in South Texas that there are additional precautions required when handling white-tailed deer, nilgai antelope, black buck, axis deer, and other exotic cervids harvested on premises under fever tick quarantine. “Hunters play a critical role in protecting our state from… Read More TAHC Reminds Cervid Hunters of Fever Tick Quarantine Requirements

Exotic Wildlife Association, Featured

This newly born baby antelope will make your day!

The Tiniest Baby Antelope Was Just Born At A Florida Zoo & It’s Too Cute For Words Brevard Zoo near Orlando just celebrated the birth of the tiniest baby antelope, and the video might just melt your heart. We guarantee this video of a baby antelope recently born at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, will lighten… Read More This newly born baby antelope will make your day!

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