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Texans Helping Texans | Read Governor Abbott’s plant to “Open Texas”

Texans are battling a colossal challenge—an invisible enemy that has tested our lives and our livelihoods—but overcoming challenges is part of who we are as Texans. We have shown that Texas can continue our efforts to contain COVID-19 while also adhering to safe standards that will allow us to begin the process of opening this… Read More Texans Helping Texans | Read Governor Abbott’s plant to “Open Texas”

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How the African Black Rhino came back from extinction

Between 2012 and 2018, the Black Rhino population across Africa has grown at a modest annual rate of 2.5% from an estimated 4,845 to 5,630 animals in the wild, respectively. Population models predict a further slow increase over the next five years, according to IUCN’s March 2020 update. Despite their name, black rhinos aren’t actually… Read More How the African Black Rhino came back from extinction

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COVID-19: Resources for TX Animal Owners

COVID 19 Resources for Livestock & Animal Owners Dear Texas Animal Owner, The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) continues to support local, state, and federal public health officials as they respond to the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) that is causing the outbreak of respiratory illness in people worldwide. As such, the TAHC would like… Read More COVID-19: Resources for TX Animal Owners

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COVID-19 | Texas Animal Health Commission Communications Touching Base

The TAHC Comm. Dept. continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and update our animal health resources as information comes in. Since the tiger was confirmed with COVID-19 in N.Y., we have seen an uptick of interest in COVID-19 as it relates to animals. I would like to thank you all for your continued efforts in sharing… Read More COVID-19 | Texas Animal Health Commission Communications Touching Base

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Exotic CWD Susceptible Species Rules & Resources for Hunters and Landowners

AUSTIN – Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is reminding Texas landowners of exotic chronic wasting disease (CWD) susceptible species rules for the 2019-20 hunting season. “When CWD was first discovered in far West Texas in 2012, TAHC and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) took important steps toward preventing the spread of the chronic disease… Read More Exotic CWD Susceptible Species Rules & Resources for Hunters and Landowners

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More to Chronic Wasting Disease Than Deer Farms

More to Chronic Wasting Disease Than Deer Farms I’d like to respond to falsehoods in a recent article about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The Missouri Department of Conservation is doing a disservice to all landowners and hunters by obsessively attacking deer farmers over CWD. While CWD was first detected on a deer farm in Missouri before… Read More More to Chronic Wasting Disease Than Deer Farms