The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Dec. 6, 2018, that it has requested that animal drug companies voluntarily revise the labels of drugs intended to treat certain internal parasites in livestock and horses to add information about antiparasitic resistance. This move comes as a result of the agency’s … Read More

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is
publishing a record of decision for the final environmental impact
statement (EIS) on cattle fever tick fencing in South Texas.

On May 31, 2018, USDA published the final environmental impact
statement that discussed how to continue … Read More

The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, NRI, encourages landowners to report wild pig sightings and damage using a new first-of-its-kind online tool. The new easy-to-use reporting tool, developed by the institute’s data analytics team, provides a unique portal for Texas landowners and homeowners to note and quickly report such sightings.

Watercraft play a big role in spreading aquatic invasive species. When a boat is transported from a water body infested with invasive species, it could inadvertently carry some of those species to an uninfested water body. The common way to reduce the probability that a boat carries invasive species is … Read More

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with public health, agricultural, and academic experts to understand the possible threat posed by the spread of the Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in several U.S. states since its discovery in 2017, according to the latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. … Read More

Following recommendations to treat the threat of internal parasites in cattle herds is a proactive way to protect production gains, and therefore profits, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Overton, said internal parasites can cause reduced appetite, reduced digestion and … Read More

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) would like to remind stakeholders of the Nov. 30, 2018, deadline for comments on the proposed rule set forth by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) on the use of portable spray dip machines, also known as spray boxes.

Portable spray dip machines, which operate like … Read More

SPONSORED CONTENT: Pricklypear is associated with loss of grazing both from competition and the physical barrier it presents to livestock. Left untreated, pricklypear tends to get worse. University researchers have documented that, during drought, pricklypear density can increase 25 percent to 30 percent each year while other plants decline. At … Read More

Rain continues to cause issues for cotton growers hoping to harvest their crops around the state. Frequent 1- to 2-inch rains have continued to delay access to fields and cool, cloudy days are not offering ideal drying conditions. An estimated 15 percent of cotton acres in the Upper Gulf Coast, … Read More

With Halloween a few weeks behind us, and the time for gathering family and friends to give thanks fast approaching, you might not realize scary creatures may still lurk outside… waiting for a free ride to your house or cabin… in your firewood! Invasive, tree-killing pests can hide deep inside … Read More