For TDA member Barbara Peeler and her family, helping kids in the community is part of everyday life. “My main focus has always been kids,” says Peeler, who has been a school board member in her hometown of Jourdanton for nearly 40 years.  Barbara and her husband and family have “run” their Atascosa County ranch for...

Austin, TX – The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) will modify the 223,000 acre Temporary Preventative Quarantine Area (TPQA) in Cameron County, Texas on November 17, 2016. The TPQA was established two years ago when cattle fever ticks were discovered on cattle, horses, white-tailed deer, and nilgai antelope. Through enhanced surveillance in the area, the TAHC...

Read below to learn about just a few ways you can help support the veterans of our nation this Veterans Day and beyond! Homes for Our Troops www.homesforourtroops.org HFOT builds specially-adapted homes for severely injured veterans across the country, helping to restore dignity and independence to them and their families.  Learn how you can donated building materials,...

The Texas Deer Association has compiled an election summary for its members to provide voter data and the results of the election.  If you have any questions we encourage you to call the TDA office or visit the Secretary of State's website: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/  View 2016 Election Summary...

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and Texas Animal Health Commission in partnership with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension are providing a free training to landowners, managers, taxidermists, veterinarians, and others interested in collecting CWD tissues for testing under TAHC’s Certified CWD Postmortem Sample Collector training program. This will be a classroom format as well as hands...

The Veterinary Services division of USDA's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has recently released its "CWD Program Standards Working Group Summary Document" for review and comment by the public. This document was the product of a working group that included representatives from the farmed cervid industry, state animal health and wildlife officials, a prion...

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is asking Bandera, Medina and Uvalde County landowners, managers, hunters, processors, taxidermists, and veterinarians to assist with Texas’ Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance efforts by collecting CWD samples from species known to be susceptible to the neurological disease.  These species include white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, red deer, sika...

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