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 have released all premises quarantined for Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV).

Though all premises have been released, and no additional cases have been reported, several states and countries may still 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.