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2020

September 11, 2020 Cattle Tuberculosis Confirmed in Sutton County Beef Herd
September 8, 2020 Anthrax Confirmed in an Armstrong County Bull
August 25, 2020 Heading for Higher Ground? Livestock and Pet Owners Urged to Make Preparations for Hurricane Laura
August 4, 2020 Anthrax Confirmed in a Briscoe County Cow
July 24, 2020 TAHC Encourages Animal Owners to Make Preparations for Severe Weather Over Weekend
July 10, 2020 TAHC Seeking Public Input on Amendments to Chronic Wasting Disease Rules
July 8, 2020 Household Dog Confirmed with Virus That Causes COVID-19
June 24, 2020 Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease in Texas(RHD Update #4)
May 22, 2020 Vesicular Stomatitis Virus in Texas (VSV Update #3)
May 15, 2020 Notice to Livestock Owners: Cattle Fever Ticks Spreading in South Texas
May 13, 2020 Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease in Texas (RHD Update #3)
May 8, 2020 Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Cattle Along Texas-Mexico Border (VSV Update #2)
May 6, 2020 Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease in Texas Situational (RHD Update #2)
May 5, 2020 Governor Abbott Appoints Two & Reappoints Four Commissioners to TAHC
April 30, 2020 Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in El Paso County Horse (VSV Update #1)
April 24, 2020 Vesicular Stomatitis Detected in Starr County Horses
April 22, 2020 Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed in El Paso County (RHD Update #1)
April 14, 2020 Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed in Hockley County
March 25, 2020 First EIA Case of 2020 Confirmed in Kleberg County
March 5, 2020 State Veterinarian Encourages Vaccination Against Anthrax
February 20, 2020 TAHC Welcomes Dr. Velasco to the Beeville Region
February 19, 2020 Apply for 2020 USDA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program
February 14, 2020 Horse Confirmed with EHM in Texas
January 27, 2020 TAHC Establishes Bovine Viral Diarrhea Rule

2019 News Releases

December 20, 2019 TAHC CWD Containment Zone Established for Portions of Val Verde County
December 18, 2019 Willacy County Dipping Vat Now Open to the Public
October 29, 2019 TAHC Accepting Nominations for Areas of Texas Experiencing Veterinary Shortages
October 24, 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas Situational Update (No. 12)
October 17, 2019 Exotic CWD Susceptible Species - Rules & Resources for Hunters and Landowners
October 04, 2019 Sunset Advisory Commission Invites Public Input on the Texas Animal Health Commission
September 27, 2019 Hunting in a Fever Tick Quarantine Area - Know Before You Go
September 24, 2019 TAHC Commission Adopts Amendment to Trichomoniasis Rule and Proposes Bovine Viral Diarrhea Rule
September 20, 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas Situational Update (No. 11)
September 13, 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas Situational Update (No. 10)
September 6, 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas Situational Update (No. 9)
August 30, 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas Situational Update (No. 8)
August 23, 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas Situational Update (No. 7)
August 16, 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas Situational Update (No. 6)
August 13, 2019 Texas Anthrax Situational Update (No. 6)
August 9, 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas Situational Update (No. 5)
August 8, 2019 Welcome New TAHC Laredo Region Director - Dr. Muzafar Makhdoomi
August 6, 2019 Texas Anthrax Situational Update (No. 5)
August 2, 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas Situational Update (No. 4)
August 2, 2019 Fever Ticks Confirmed on a Jim Wells County Calf
July 29, 2019 Texas Anthrax Situational Update (No. 4)
July 26, 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas Situational Update (No. 3)
July 22, 2019 Texas Anthrax Situational Update (No. 3)
July 19, 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas Situational Update (No. 2)
July 16, 2019 Texas Anthrax Situational Update (No. 2)
July 12, 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis in Texas Situational Update
July 9, 2019 Texas Anthrax Situational Update
June 24, 2019 Vesicular Stomatitis Detected in Horses on Kinney County Premises
June 21, 2019 Anthrax Confirmed on Uvalde County Premises
June 7, 2019 TAHC Removes Brucellosis Testing Requirements for Exotic Cervids and Proposes Change to Cattle and Equine Rules
May 28, 2019 TAHC Welcomes New Amarillo Region Director
May 15, 2019 Fever Ticks Confirmed on a Webb County Premises Outside of the Permanent Quarantine Zone
May 2, 2019 New National Sheep and Goat Identification and Recordkeeping Requirements
April 26, 2019 USDA Advancing Animal Disease Traceability: The Transition to Electronic Identification in Cattle and Bison
April 10, 2019 Neurologic Form of EHV-1 Confirmed in Montgomery County Horse
April 1, 2019 Texas Animal Health Commission Moves Lampasas Region Office to Stephenville
March 29, 2019 Swine Health Alert: Practice Good Biosecurity to Keep Your Swine Healthy
March 15, 2019 Yearly Exotic CWD Susceptible Species Forms Due April 1st
March 14, 2019 Cattle Tuberculosis Confirmed in Sherman County Dairy and Associated Calf Raising Operation
March 7, 2019 Apply Now for the 2019 USDA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program
March 1, 2019 Texas Animal Health Commission Moves Mount Pleasant Region Office to Sulphur Springs
February 13, 2019 Equine Diseases Contained on Smith County Premises
January 4, 2019 TAHC Opens Public Comment on Brucellosis Testing Requirements for Captive Exotic Cervids Entering Texas

2018 News Releases

December 21, 2018 Live Oak County and a Portion of Hidalgo County Released from Cattle Fever Tick Quarantine
November 20, 2018 Spray Dip Machine (Spray Box) Comment Period Ending Nov. 30
November 15, 2018 Exotic Animal CWD Rules and Resources for Hunters and Land Owners
November 9, 2018 2018-19 Scrapie Tag Requirements for Stock Show Exhibitors
October 25, 2018 TAHC is Now Accepting Nominations for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) for Areas with a Shortage of Veterinary Practitioners
August 24, 2018 Trichomoniasis Entry Requirement Rules Adopted
July 31, 2018 Cattle Spray Boxes – A Valuable Tool In Fever Tick Eradication
June 28, 2018 Texas Animal Health Commission Completes Final Region Merge and Rename
June 5, 2018 Anthrax Confirmed in a Jim Hogg County Calf
May 16, 2018 Texas Animal Health Commission Merges Portions of Central and East Texas Regions
May 11, 2018 Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy Confirmed in Lubbock County Horse
May 11, 2018 TAHC Accepting Public Comment for Bovine Trichomoniasis Entry Requirements for Bulls
May 9, 2018 Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy Confirmed in Montgomery County Horse
April 26, 2018 TAHC Welcomes Dr. Angela Daniels as Assistant Executive Director of Animal Health Programs
April 9, 2018 Texas Animal Health Commission Celebrates 125 Years
March 15, 2018 Yearly Exotic CWD Susceptible Species Records Due April 1st
February 8, 2018 Apply for the USDA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program
January 31, 2018 TAHC Releases Kleberg County Fever Tick Quarantine Area

2017 News Releases

November 28, 2017 TAHC Releases Jim Wells County Fever Tick Quarantine Area
November 16, 2017 Three Texas Veterinarians Awarded for Working in Veterinary Shortage Areas
October 19, 2017 Hunters Reminded of South Texas Fever Tick Quarantines
October 18, 2017 Medina County Elk Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
September 26, 2017 Trichomoniasis Testing and Entry Requirement Rules Adopted
September 14, 2017 TAHC Accepting Nominations for Areas of Texas Experiencing Veterinary Shortages
September 14, 2017 Texas Horse Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
September 08, 2017 Support from the Sky Operation Hay Drop Feeds Animals During Disaster
August 30, 2017 Hurricane Harvey Animal Response Efforts Underway
August 15, 2017 Anthrax Confirmed in Cattle on Crockett County Premises
May 30, 2017 New Exotic CWD Susceptible Species Rules Now in Effect
May 26, 2017 Trichomoniasis Testing and Entry Requirement Rule Proposals Open for Comment
May 11, 2017 Fever Tick Amendments Adopted at Commission Meeting
May 1, 2017 Fever Ticks Confirmed on a New Webb-Zapata County Premises
April 14, 2017 Apply for the USDA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program
March 17, 2017 Fever Ticks Detected on a New Premises in Live Oak County CPQA
March 16, 2017 TAHC Releases Equine Herpes Virus Quarantine in Denton County
February 23, 2017 Equine Herpes Virus Confirmed in Denton County Horse
January 20, 2017 The Chronic Wasting Disease Rule Proposal Republished for Comment
January 12, 2017 Live Oak County Fever Tick Update

2016 News Releases

December 30, 2016 TAHC Adopts Chronic Wasting Disease Movement Requirements and Trichomoniasis Program Rules
December 14, 2016 TAHC Accepting Nominations for Areas of Texas Experiencing Veterinary Shortages
December 8, 2016 Dallam County Elk Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
December 2, 2016 Fever Ticks Confirmed on a Live Oak County Premises
November 17, 2016 Modification of the Temporary Preventative Quarantine Area in Cameron County, Texas
November 8, 2016 USDA Announces One Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Award in Texas
September 21, 2016 TAHC Passes Authorized Personnel Rule at 396th Commission Meeting
September 20, 2016 Anthrax Confirmed in Kinney County White-Tailed Deer
August 9, 2016 Dr. Susan Rollo Selected as State Epidemiologist
July 26, 2016 Biosecurity Remains an Essential Part in Keeping Backyard Flocks Healthy
July 1, 2016 Additional CWD Cases Discovered at a Quarantined Captive White-tailed Deer Breeding Facility
June 23, 2016 TAHC Releases Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) Quarantine
June 13, 2016 Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) Update
June 10, 2016 TAHC Adopts Fever Tick Vaccine at May Commission Meeting
June 7, 2016 Tackling the Cattle Fever Tick with Vaccine
May 26, 2016 Dr. Andy Schwartz Steps up as Texas State Veterinarian
May 9, 2016 Prevent Anthrax by Vaccinating your Livestock
April 22, 2016 Scrapie Confirmed in a Hartley County Sheep
April 11, 2016 USDA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Announces Shortage Areas for 2016
April 1, 2016 New CWD Cases Discovered at Captive Deer Breeding Facilities
March 15, 2016 TAHC Passes Rules at February Commission Meeting
March 9, 2016 Governor Abbott Appoints Locke as TAHC Chairman and Selects Three Commissioners
March 8, 2016 TAHC Releases Equine Herpes Virus Quarantine
February 26, 2016 Hartley County Mule Deer Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
February 19, 2016 Equine Herpes Virus Confirmed in Texas
February 11, 2016 TAHC Employee Receives Technology and Innovation Award
February 5, 2016 New CWD Case Discovered at Captive Deer Release Site
January 5, 2016 TAHC Coordinates Response Efforts During Winter Storm Goliath