Animal Health, Chronic Wasting Disease

Rules & Resources for Harvesting Exotic Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptible Species

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reminds Texas landowners of statewide exotic chronic wasting disease (CWD) susceptible species requirements for the 2020-21 hunting season. Exotic susceptible species include North American elk or wapiti, black tailed deer, red deer, reindeer, sika deer, moose and/or any associated subspecies and hybrids. Axis deer are not classified as a… Read More Rules & Resources for Harvesting Exotic Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptible Species

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!

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