Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Pronghorn antelope near Marfa. Picture courtesy TPWD.

Fish and wildlife populations are under increasing pressure from habitat loss, invasive species, emerging diseases, and extreme weather events in Texas and throughout … Read More

Wild turkeys pose a strike risk for aircraft. So the National Wild Turkey Federation partnered with NC Wildlife and the USDA to trap turkeys causing problems at a North Carolina airport for restoration efforts in eastern Texas. Read more… 

Source: USDA-APHIS | July 8, 2019

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) relative to an oral rabies vaccination (ORV) program in Maine, New Hampshire, New … Read More

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing a new warning about ticks after the reported deaths of 5 cows in North Carolina. All of the cows’ deaths were linked to acute anemia caused by infestations of Asian longhorned ticks in Surry County, a local news station … Read More

The Natural Resources Program (NRP) in the Texas State Comptroller’s Data Analysis and Transparency Division (DAT) develops research regarding animal and plant species that are under petition to be listed or are listed in the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The NRP addresses vital data gaps … Read More

Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) has been confirmed in horses on a Kinney County property. VSV is a viral disease that primarily affects horses and cattle but can also can affect sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, swine, deer and some other species. Some states and other countries may restrict movement of, or … Read More

The first anthrax case for 2019 was confirmed June 19 in a captive antelope in Uvalde County. The premises is located within the triangular area of Texas where anthrax is historically found in the soil. There is an effective anthrax vaccine available for use in susceptible livestock in high risk … Read More

USDA announced June 20 it is offering $75 million in funding for the eradication and control of feral swine through the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) in a joint effort with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The 2018 … Read More

by Scott Elliott, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)June 18, 2019

Bees are responsible for pollinating … Read More

Texans no longer need a license to kill wild hogs. On May 31, Gov. Gregg Abbott signed a bill to allow people to kill feral hogs without a license. The bill allows any landowner, landowner’s agent or lessee to take a feral hog without a hunting license. The bill unanimously … Read More