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The TAHC Communications Department issues frequent news releases, educational brochures, announcements, etc. to inform the public of current news and/or changes pertaining to animal agriculture health issues and/or regulatory policies. The TAHC utilizes several methods of communication to disseminate messages, including the TAHC website, TAHC Insider-email group, Facebook and Twitter as well as participates in industry related events. The Communication Department strives to provide and maintain current and accurate information to the citizens of Texas and to those with a vested interest in Texas animal health.

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News Releases

2014
Date Title
October 27, 2014 Dr. Susan Culp Receives Southwest Veterinary Symposium Visionary of the Year Award
October 17, 2014 USDA Announces Two Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Award Offers in Texas
October 16, 2014 TAHC Releases All VS Quarantines in Texas
October 13, 2014 Anthrax Case Confirmed in Cow in Jim Wells County
October 8, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
October 3, 2014 New Temporary Cattle Fever Tick Preventative Quarantine Area in Cameron County
October 1, 2014 TAHC Horseback Team Rounds up Stray Cattle on Texas-Mexico Border
October 1, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
September 26, 2014 Anthrax Confirmed in White-tailed Deer in Kinney County
September 24, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
September 17, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
September 10, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
September 3, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
August 27, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
August 21, 2014 Anthrax Case Confirmed in a Deer in Edwards County
August 13, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
August 6, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
July 30, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
July 21, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
July 8, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis Detected in Two Head of Cattle in Jim Wells County
July 3, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
June 30, 2014 Anthrax Case Confirmed in a Goat in Kinney County
June 18, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Update
June 9, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in Texas Update
June 9, 2014 TAHC Adopts Cattle Tuberculosis Rules and Proposes Changes to Trichomoniasis Program
May 30, 2014 Hurricane Season Kicks off June 1: TAHC Advises Livestock and Pet Owners to Prepare Early
May 28, 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis Detected in Five Horses in Kinney County
May 23, 2014 TAHC Reminds Equine Owners to Practice Sound Biosecurity Measures
March 17, 2014 TAHC Receives Excellence in Emergency Management Award
February 25, 2014 TAHC Welcomes Dr. Susan Culp to Lead Texas’ Authorized Personnel Program
February 19, 2014 TAHC Welcomes Dr. Brodie Miller as new Region 5 Director
February 14, 2014 TAHC Visiting Major Stock Shows to Discuss Biosecurity Practices in the Event of an Animal Disease Outbreak
January 31, 2014 TAHC Adopts Cattle Rules for Animal Disease Traceability, Trichomoniasis and Fever Tick Programs
January 15, 2014 TAHC Accepting Nominations for Areas of Texas for the USDA Veterinary Loan Repayment Program
January 6, 2014 TAHC Re-evaluating Current Prohibition of Dairy Cattle in Portions of El Paso and Hudspeth Counties
En español: La TAHC está Reevaluando la Prohibición Actual del Ganado Lechero en Porciones de los Condados de El Paso y Hudspeth
2013
Date Title
December 17, 2013 TAHC Conducts Successful National Veterinary Stockpile Exercise
December 13, 2013 Bovine TB Monitoring Effort Expanded to Include Mule Deer and Elk
November 22, 2013 TAHC Reminds Mule Deer Hunters of CWD Testing Requirements & Check Stations
MAP: TAHC CWD Zones
MAP: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Chronic CWD Zones
November 12, 2013 Anthrax Case Confirmed in a Cow Southwest of San Angelo, Texas
October 3, 2013 TAHC Adopts Chronic Wasting Disease Rule
October 2, 2013 TAHC Welcomes Dr. Thomas (TR) Lansford as Assistant Executive Director
October 1, 2013 Anthrax Case Confirmed in Two Sable Antelopes
October 1, 2013 TAHC Proposes Amendments to Approved Personnel Rule; Seeks Comments
September 26, 2013 TAHC Adopts Rules Relating to Animal Disease Traceability and Brucellosis
September 24, 2013 TAHC Proposes Amendments to Approved Personnel, Animal Disease Traceability, Trichomoniasis and Other Rules; Seeks Comments
July 2, 2013 New TAHC Movement Requirements for Species Susceptible to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
May 31, 2013 TAHC Proposes Modifications to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), Brucellosis, and Other Rules
May 23, 2013 Yvonne (Bonnie) Ramirez, TAHC Director of Communications, interviewed with Tom Nicolette of the Texas Farm Bureau. The radio interview was part of Tom's News and Views segment. Bonnie talked about the array of agency brochures available on the TAHC website in both English and Spanish. The material ranges from disease related to program specific information. Listen to the interview.
May 20, 2013 TAHC Continues Testing Equine in Kleberg County for Piroplasmosis
May 3, 2013 USDA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Currently Accepting Applications
March 15, 2013 TAHC to Test Equine Animals in Kleberg County for Piroplasmosis
February 20, 2013 TAHC Proposes Modifications to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), Fever Tick and Swine Pseudorabies Rules
February 15, 2013 TAHC Releases a Portion of the Fever Tick Temporary Quarantine Area in Starr County
February 5, 2013 TAHC Continues Efforts to Eradicate Scrapie
January 4, 2013 TAHC Accepting Nominations for Areas of Texas for the Veterinary Loan Repayment Program
2012
Date Title
October 2012 TAHC Announces Details of New Cattle Traceability Rule
September 2012 TAHC Proposes Modifications to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Rules
September 2012 TAHC Proposes Changes to Current Texas Cattle Trichomoniasis Regulations
August 2012 TAHC Announces Horseback Emergency Response Team: TAHC Rides for the Brand
August 2012 Anthrax Case Confirmed in Sheep in Irion County
July 2012 Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Far West Texas
July 2012 TAHC Now Accepting Comments on Chronic Wasting Disease Rule Proposal
July 2012 Stray Mexican Cattle Captured in Texas
June 2012 Swine from Validated and Qualified Herds Can Now Enter Texas without a Health Certificate
June 2012 New Mexico Reports More Cases of Vesicular Stomatitis
June 2012 Anthrax Case Confirmed in White-tailed Deer near Uvalde
June 2012 TAHC Modifies Entry Requirements Effective Immediately for Cervids
June 2012 TAHC Welcomes Sami Chadli as Director for Administration and Finance
May 2012 Texas State-Federal Laboratory joins National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN)
May 2012 Smuggled Horses in West Texas Found to be Diseased
May 2012 TAHC Welcomes Dr. Thomas (TR) Lansford as Region 5 Director
May 2012 Vesicular Stomatitis Detected in Two Horses in New Mexico
April 2012 USDA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Currently Accepting Applications
February 2012 TAHC Accepting Comments on Two New Rule Proposals
February 2012 Dr. David Finch Assumes TAHC Region 1 Director Position
2011
Date Title
December 2011 TAHC Now Accepting Area Nominations for Veterinary Loan Repayment Program
November 2011 TAHC Releases a Portion of the Fever Tick Temporary Quarantine Area in Starr County
October 2011 USDA Selects Five Texas Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Awardees
October 2011 Attention Elk Producers: CWD Herd Monitoring Program to be Enforced January 2012
October 2011 TAHC Accepting Comments on Three New Rule Proposals
September 2011 Testing Requirements Changed for Breeding Swine Sold at TX Livestock Show & Fairs
August 2011 Changes to Texas Cattle Trichomoniasis Regulations
August 2011 Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (VEE) Confirmed in Mexico
August 2011 USDA Seeks Comments on Animal Disease Traceability Proposed Rule
July 2011 Attention Cattlemen: Changes Announced for Adult Cattle being Sold at Texas Markets
July 2011 TAHC Releases the Remainder of the Olmal Temporary Preventative Quarantine Area in Starr and Hidalgo counties
July 2011 TAHC Modifies Temporary Preventative QuarantineArea - Releases 278,950 Acres, Between Starr, Jim Hogg and Zapata Counties
Quarantine Map
June 2011 TAHC Accepting Comments on New Rule Proposals
June 2011 TAHC to Stop Paying for Brucellosis Testing at Markets due to a Lack of Funding
May 2011 TAHC releases 59,100 acres in Starr County from Temporary Fever Tick Quarantine Zone
May 2011 Texas is Now Swine Brucellosis Free
May 2011 Nationwide Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) Investigation Underway
May 2011 Equine Herpesvirus Awareness
May 2011 USDA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Currently Accepting Applications
April 2011 Amanda Barnes: TAHC Agency Preparedness and Operations Coordinator
April 2011 Cattle Brucellosis Testing Complete in Starr County; Adjacent Herds Test Negative
March 2011 Anthrax Case Confirmed in Hill County
February 2011 Cattle Brucellosis Found in Herd in Starr County
February 2011 TAHC Officials Urge Awareness of Global Foot and Mouth Disease Threat
January 2011 Texas Discovers New Cattle Brucellosis Infected Herd
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