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

Exotic Wildlife Association, Featured

This newly born baby antelope will make your day!

The Tiniest Baby Antelope Was Just Born At A Florida Zoo & It’s Too Cute For Words Brevard Zoo near Orlando just celebrated the birth of the tiniest baby antelope, and the video might just melt your heart. We guarantee this video of a baby antelope recently born at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, will lighten… Read More This newly born baby antelope will make your day!

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

Exotic Wildlife Association

Heading for Higher Ground? Livestock and Pet Owners Urged to Make Preparations for Hurricane Laura

Heading for Higher Ground? Livestock and Pet Owners Urged to Make Preparations for Hurricane Laura AUSTIN, TX – As the state prepares for Hurricane Laura to make landfall along the Texas-Louisiana border, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) encourages animal owners to take the necessary precautions to protect their animals and themselves from anticipated heavy… Read More Heading for Higher Ground? Livestock and Pet Owners Urged to Make Preparations for Hurricane Laura

Exotic Wildlife Association

Annual Congressional Fundraiser Update | Hear from our Executive Director, Charly Seale

To all EWA members: As you all know, we are living in uncertain times. Just when we thought things were going to go back to normal, our state has taken a step backward. Due to the fact that hotels and businesses are restricted to the number of people that they can accommodate and also to follow the… Read More Annual Congressional Fundraiser Update | Hear from our Executive Director, Charly Seale

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