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Rules & Resources for Harvesting Exotic Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptible Species

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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,...

Oral Anthrax Vaccine Research

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Can You Help With The Oral Anthrax Vaccine Research?? Walter Cook, DVM, PhD along with Texas A&M University are conducting research for an oral Anthrax vaccine and they need your help. Dr. Cook has been...

TAHC Reminds Cervid Hunters of Fever Tick Quarantine Requirements

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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,...

This newly born baby antelope will make your day!

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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...

TPWD Regulatory Clarification – Tagging Deceased Fawns

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Below, you will find clarification on how to properly account for fawns in the TWIMS system that die prior to March 31st. Please contact the Texas Deer Association or TPWD Permit Staff for further...

Cattle Tuberculosis Confirmed in Sutton County Beef Herd

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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...

TPWD: Dove season begins September 1

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AUSTIN — September marks the start of dove season for more than 300,000 Texas hunters per year. While 2020 surveys of dove populations were cancelled due to ongoing public health concerns, the Texas Parks...

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

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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...
Chronic Wasting Disease

The Search for Genetic Clues to Determine Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptibility

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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...

Mama giraffe waits for her newborn baby to show signs of life

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People visiting the Memphis Zoo in Tennessee experienced a once in a lifetime moment. They witnessed a baby giraffe being born, and the birth was recorded. The mother giraffe was due to give birth to...