Animal Health

TPWD RULES – Rule Summary for Changes to Breeder Regulations

TPWD RULE CHANGES Summary of Rule Changes to Deer Breeder Regulations This email is being sent as notification that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has adopted breeder regulations amendments affecting Deer Breeder Permits. A summary of regulation amendments is included in the links. Additional information and guidance will be sent as TPWD nears the… Read More TPWD RULES – Rule Summary for Changes to Breeder Regulations

Animal Health, Texas Animal Health Commission

Fever Tick Information & Resources | Situation Report

Monthly Fever Tick Situation Report Statewide Quarantine Summary 178 Infested Quarantine Premises: – 78 permanent quarantine zone premises – 100 non-permanent quarantine zone premise – Counties with infested premises quarantines include: Cameron, Jim Wells, Starr, Webb, Willacy and Zapata 84 Exposed Quarantine Premises: – 28 permanent quarantine zone premises – 56 non-permanent quarantine zone premises… Read More Fever Tick Information & Resources | Situation Report

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

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

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