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

Featured, Texas Animal Health Commission

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

Featured, Texas Animal Health Commission

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

Exotic Wildlife Association

New EWA Office Hours & Procedures through April 30th

New EWA Office Hours & Procedures through April 30th In an effort to follow President Trump’s and Governor Abbot’s guidelines as well as those of the CDC please make note of the following changes to the Exotic Wildlife Association’s office hours. The office will remain open Monday through Friday 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. The office… Read More New EWA Office Hours & Procedures through April 30th

Texas Animal Health Commission

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

Animal Health, Chronic Wasting Disease, Featured

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