Agency/General News
  • NEWS 5/26 — Dr. Andy Schwartz Steps up as Texas State Veterinarian
  • NEWS 4/11 — USDA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Announces Shortage Areas for 2016
  • Animal Health News

    Cattle Health

    Sheep and Goat Health

    Cervid Health

    Fever Ticks

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      Quarantine Area
      Current Infestations
      (February 2016)

    Avian Influenza (AI)

    • AI has not been discovered in Texas.
    • Since December 2014, the USDA has confirmed several cases of HPAI H5N2 and H5N8 in other states located in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (or migratory bird paths). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in a few backyard and commercial poultry flocks.
    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers the risk to people from these HPAI H5 infections to be low. No human cases of these HPAI H5 viruses have been detected in the United States, Canada, or internationally.
    • The TAHC advises poultry owners to practice strong biosecurity and remain vigilant in examining the health of their birds. If your birds exhibit unusual death loss or signs of illness, or you observe large scale sickness and mortality of wild birds, call your private veterinarian or the TAHC immediately at 1-800-550-8242.
    • For more information, below are several useful AI resources.
    • Biosecurity checklist: Biosecurity is Important
    • Learn More: USDA Avian Influenza Page

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