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
3,099 Adjacent/Check Quarantine Premises:
– 400 permanent quarantine zone premises
– 2,699 non-permanent quarantine zone
premises
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Fever Tick Information & Resources
Cattle Fever Ticks, known scientifically as Rhipicephalus (formerly Boophilus) annulatus and R. microplus, are a significant threat to the United States cattle industry. These ticks are capable of carrying the protozoa, or microscopic parasites, Babesia bovis or B. bigemina, commonly known as cattle fever. The Babesia organism attacks and destroys red blood cells, causing acute anemia, high fever, and enlargement of the spleen and liver, ultimately resulting in death for up to 90 percent of susceptible cattle.
The USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-Veterinary Services (APHIS-VS) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) work together to protect and prevent land, premises, and animals from the deadly cattle disease that can be transmitted by the fever tick.
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