Swine Health Issues & General Information

ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective October 9, 2014, a certificate of veterinary inspection accompanying non-commercial hogs entering Texas for purposes other than immediate slaughter, must contain the following statement from the issuing veterinarian, "To the best of my knowledge, swine represented on this certificate have not originated from a premises known to be affected by Novel Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease(s) (SECD), and have not been exposed to SECD within the last 30 days."
Radio Interview: 2/14 — Dr. Dee Ellis interviews with the Farm Bureau News & Views segment and talks about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv)

BROCHURE: 9/12 — Biosecurity Measures for Swine Sales

BROCHURE: 6/3 — Biosecurity Measures for Swine Validation

9/7 — Attention Swine Exhibitors:
The 2012 Texas fair and rodeo season is right around the corner. The Texas Pork Producers Association, the Texas Animal Health Commission and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service would like to share important information to help ensure that show hogs remain healthy.

Testing & Entry Requirements

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)

NEWS: 7/2 — PEDv is an emerging viral disease of concern to the U.S. swine industry causing severe diarrhea and high mortality in young pigs. It has not been diagnosed in Texas yet, but has been found in a number of other states. More...

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Feral Swine & Wild Hogs

Swine Pseudorabies

Swine Brucellosis

TAHC News Releases
Date Title
May 2011 Texas is Now Swine Brucellosis Free
April 2009 Wild Hogs: No Indication of Flu Danger