NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — Tennessee’s state veterinarian is encouraging horse owners to get their horses vaccinated for Potomac Horse Fever after four cases were confirmed across the state, including in… Read more »
On July 8, 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) reported active cases of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (VEE) in Mexico…. Read more »
AUSTIN, TX –The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) continues to work with local, state, federal, and non-governmental partners to address the severe winter weather effects on Texas livestock and poultry…. Read more »
AUSTIN, TX – Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed equine infectious anemia (EIA) in one Quarter Horse on a Dallas County premises on January 26, 2021. This is the… Read more »
FORT WORTH – The Cowgirl Gathering, coming up November 13-15, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas, announces its newest partnership with Classic Equine and Rattler Ropes—both divisions of Equibrand Products Group…. Read more »
FORT WORTH – The Cowgirl Gathering is pleased to announce Kimes Ranch as the title sponsor of The Cowgirl Gathering’s Essence Exchange—a two-day speaking engagement held November 14-15, 2020, in… Read more »
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 rain, strong winds, and potential flash flooding.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced that vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) has now been confirmed in 10 counties in Kansas. KDA’s Division of Animal Health continues to respond to… Read more »
Cattle rarely contract rabies, but some states have reported cases this year—including one each in Minnesota and Texas, and two in Oklahoma. The cases in Oklahoma are concerning, according to… Read more »
“Fever ticks have been found on cattle outside of the established quarantine areas in Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Jim Hogg, and Willacy counties,” said Dr. Andy Schwartz, TAHC Executive Director. “Many of these counties had preexisting fever tick quarantine areas, but these newly identified premises are outside of those.”
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is accepting applications for a new grant program supporting veterinary technicians and assistants who are suffering financially in the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, which… Read more »
Since last week, vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) has been detected in cattle on one Zapata County premises and two Starr County premises. Testing at the USDA Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed the virus as the New Jersey serotype, which is the same serotype found in previously reported VSV positive horses in Starr County.
Cases known to involve both New Jersey and Indiana serotypes; the first time both were detected in the same year since 1997-98.
The Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory at Texas A&M University has started processing samples for COVID-19 tests for local health care providers, and the lab’s director, veterinarian Bruce Akey, says the… Read more »
Texas Animal Health Commission “Serving Texas Animal Agriculture Since 1893” Andy Schwartz, DVM Executive Director P.O. Box l2966 Austin, Texas 78711 (800) 550-8242 www.tahc.texas.gov For more information contact the Public… Read more »