Chronic Wasting Disease

The Search for Genetic Clues to Determine Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptibility

Chronic Wasting Disease {CWD} can spread among animals in a single herd. The ability to detect an animal’s susceptibility to the disease is of great value to the cervid industry. Photo by USDA APHIS As cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) continue to rise, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is looking to… Read More The Search for Genetic Clues to Determine Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptibility

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

Exotic Wildlife Association

USDA – Availability of Interim Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers and Potential Resources for Seasonal Agriculture Laborers

Today, CDC and the Department of Labor released Interim Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers to protect agriculture workers from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Agricultural employers can adapt these recommendations to protect workers at their particular work sites or in specific work operations. Agriculture work sites, shared worker housing, and shared worker transportation vehicles present unique challenges… Read More USDA – Availability of Interim Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers and Potential Resources for Seasonal Agriculture Laborers

Texas Animal Health Commission

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

Texas Animal Health Commission

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

Featured

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

Conservation, Featured

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