Our mission is:

  • to protect the animal industry from, and/or mitigate the effects of domestic, foreign and emerging diseases;
  • to increase the marketability of Texas livestock commodities at the state, national and international level;
  • to promote and ensure animal health and productivity;
  • to protect human health from animal diseases and conditions that are transmissible to people; and,
  • to prepare for and respond to emergency situations involving animals by conducting agency business in a responsive, cooperative and transparent manner.

Animal Movement Reminder: Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) on a Collin County premises on October 22, 2019.

Several states and countries may impose enhanced entry requirements on VSV susceptible livestock coming from Texas.

  • Prior to movement of animals, producers are encouraged to contact the state of destination for official entry requirements. For state animal health agency information visit: Click here.