Equine Owners and Veterinarians Reminded to Take Steps to Prevent Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis

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 »

Heading for Higher Ground?

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.

Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Now Present in 10 Counties in Kansas

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 »

Notice to Livestock Owners: Cattle Fever Ticks Spreading in South Texas

“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.”

Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Cattle Along Texas-Mexico Border

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.

Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in El Paso County Horse

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 »