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Biosecurity Practices for Swine Shows and Exhibitors

Date: February 12th, 2015

The co-mingling of swine and equipment at a stock show creates a greater risk for disease transmission. Here are some helpful tips to ensure the health and safety of all animals.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/pdfs/biosecurity-practices-for-swine-shows.pdf

 


Best Management Practices for Equine Disease Prevention

Date: February 11th, 2015

Learn how to protect your horse from diseases. Establish a core and risk-based vaccination program.

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http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/Equine-Disease-Prevention-p/eb-6214.htm

 


West Nile Virus

Date: February 5th, 2015

The bite from just one West Nile infected mosquito is enough to transfer the disease to a human. Find out more facts and preventative measures here!

http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/HumanHealth/WestNile/Pages/default.aspx


Mosquito Workshops

Date: February 4th, 2015

Nine workshops targeting mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases have been planned across the state. They are geared toward municipality, city and health personnel, but anyone is welcome to attend.

Map of mosquito workshop locations (PDF)

Related Resource:

Facts about West Nile Virus »


Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Date: January 21st, 2015

There are four steps every individual or family must take to plan and prepare for a disaster that may occur in their geographical location. Flu season isn’t over; are you prepared?

http://eden.lsu.edu/topics/humanhealth/pandemicflu/preparednessresponse/Pages/default.aspx

 


Preparing for Winter Storms

Date: January 15th, 2015

In Texas, we don’t think about preparing for harsh winter storms. However, it is important to have a plan and supplies in place in the event that we do have a cold blast.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/prepare/preparing-for-winter-storms.php

 


The Flu: Take a Temperature

Date: January 13th, 2015

The flu can have a high fever; therefore, it is good to know how to measure your own and other’s temperature.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/employee/pdf/2010-flu-revised/fact-sheets-activities/fact-sheets/Take-a-Temperature.pdf

 


Don’t Get Caught Out in the Cold!

Date: January 8th, 2015

Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious injury or illness. Whether you are outside, or inside of a home during a winter storm, there are precautions that should be taken to ensure your health and safety.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/prepare/dont-get-caught-out-in-the-cold.php

 


Winter Storms: Safety Tips for Heating Your Home

Date: January 6th, 2015

If a severe winter storm causes a power outage for multiple days, how will you heat your home? Now is the time to start thinking of resources you can use and planning ahead.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/011-disaster-by-stage/prepare/safety-tips-heating-homes.php

 


Winter Weather Safety and Awareness

Date: December 30th, 2014

Texans don’t expect it much, but winter storms, ice, and snow are winter weather threats that we should all be prepared for. The National Weather Service offers more information and tools.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/index.shtml