Click here to learn more about the Texas Fever Tick Eradication Program

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.

In the News

  • 9/26 Trichomoniasis Testing and Entry Requirement Rules Adopted. Click here to learn more.
  • 9/25 Angus TV: TX After Hurricane Harvey. Watch here.
  • 9/14 Accepting Nominations for Areas Experiencing Veterinary Shortages. Learn more here.
  • 9/14 Horse Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses. Learn more here.