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

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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

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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

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Governor Abbott Appoints Two & Reappoints Four Commissioners to TAHC

The Exotic Wildlife Association applauds the appointment of the newly appointed Commissioners of the Texas Animal Health Commission and the reappointment of EWA’s President, Tommy Oates. We look forward to working with each of these individuals in protecting the health and safety of our animals. Governor Abbott Appoints Two & Reappoints Four Commissioners to TAHC… Read More Governor Abbott Appoints Two & Reappoints Four Commissioners to TAHC

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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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A Message from Texas Animal Health Commission Regarding COVID-19

A Message from TAHC Regarding COVID-19 As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, we wanted to touch base to provide a few resources and talking points revolving around COVID-19 and animal health. We encourage you to join us in echoing the animal health messages provided by the CDC and AVMA. COVID-19 Animal Health Information To date, the… Read More A Message from Texas Animal Health Commission Regarding COVID-19

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USDA Advancing Animal Disease Traceability: The Transition to Electronic Identification in Cattle & Bison

  AUSTIN – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently working with federal, state and industry partners to strengthen its traceability system to protect the long-team health, marketability and economic viability of the U.S. livestock industry. While there are several steps USDA needs to take in order to do this, the most essential… Read More USDA Advancing Animal Disease Traceability: The Transition to Electronic Identification in Cattle & Bison

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Anthrax Confirmed in a Jim Hogg County Calf

Anthrax Confirmed in a Jim Hogg County Calf   Austin, TX –Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed anthrax in one calf on a Jim Hogg County premises on June 1. This is the first anthrax case in Texas this year. The premises is located approximately 30 miles south of Hebbronville and has been quarantined.… Read More Anthrax Confirmed in a Jim Hogg County Calf

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Hunters Reminded of South Texas Fever Tick Quarantines

Hunters Reminded of South Texas  Fever Tick Quarantines This update provided by the Texas Animal Health Commission Austin, TX – Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and United States Department of Agriculture Veterinary Services (USDA-VS) officials are reminding hunters in South Texas that additional precautions are required when handling white-tailed deer, nilgai antelope, black buck, axis deer,… Read More Hunters Reminded of South Texas Fever Tick Quarantines