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.
In the News
- 10/29 TAHC Accepting Nominations for Areas of Texas Experiencing Veterinary Shortages
- 10/24 TX Vesicular Stomatitis: New Confirmed Case Click here for more info.
- 10/17 Exotic CWD Susceptible Species - Rules & Resources for Hunters and Landowners
- 10/4 Sunset Advisory Commission Invites Public Input on the Texas Animal Health Commission
- 9/27 Hunting in a Fever Tick Quarantine Area - Things to Know