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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,...

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...

Minnesota & New York Pets Positive for SARS-CoV-2

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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...

FAQ’s for Animal Owners | COVID-19

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What are coronaviruses? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some strains affect animals, while others affect people. The majority of coronaviruses stick to their own species. COVID-19 has not been proven to circulate between...

Exotic CWD Susceptible Species Rules & Resources for Hunters and Landowners

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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...

Anthrax Now Totals 20 Premises in Texas | Dozens of Animals Succumb

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Texas Anthrax Situational Update Austin, TX – Since the August 6, 2019 update, anthrax has been detected on one new premises in south central Crockett County and one new premises in northwest Sutton County. Anthrax has...

Fever Ticks Confirmed on a Jim Wells County Calf

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Fever Ticks Confirmed on a Jim Wells County Calf AUSTIN – Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials established a Control Purpose Quarantine Area (CPQA) in northern Jim Wells County after fever ticks were discovered on...

Anthrax Breakout in Texas | Update

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Texas Anthrax Situational Update No. 4 July 30, 2019 Austin, TX - Since the July 22, 2019 update, anthrax has been detected on four new premises. One premises is in southeast Crockett County, one premises is...

New Confirmed Cases of Anthrax

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Texas Anthrax Situational Update No. 3 Austin, TX - Since the July 16, 2019 update, anthrax has been detected on one premises in northwest Kinney County and one new premises in southwest Sutton County. This...