While Hurricane Harvey۪s path hit largely populated areas (more than 300,000 people were impacted), more than 1.2 million beef cows also call the 54 counties that were declared a disaster area home.
Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) would like to remind Texas veterinarians to be vigilant and proactive as they observe and collect ticks on small and large animals.
Cases of anthrax continue to appear in Texas livestock, but so far, the outbreak this summer has mostly remained confined to an area with a history of anthrax.
The invasive longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) first identified in New Jersey in 2017, has now added North Carolina to its list of known U.S. residences.
The release of the Kleberg County CPQA comes after three years of systematic treatment and inspections.
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) adopted a rule to mitigate the risk of uninfected cattle being exposed to bovine viral diarrhea virus persistently infected (BVDV-PI) cattle.
Floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey had a significant impact on livestock and horses, forcing the livestock industry to cope with the associated lost revenue.
Ranchers are playing a bad game of wait and see as rains continue to flood the coast of Texas. Many ranchers are still trapped by the high waters and have no ways to check on livestock or assess damage.