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Flu Shot: Questions and Answers

Date: November 6th, 2014

How much do you know about the flu shot? Without the facts, it’s just another needle. Find out more useful information about the vaccine here!



The Flu: A Guide for Parents

Date: November 4th, 2014

This time of year, everyone seems to be sniffing and coughing. To keep your little ones safe, parents should be well informed on the flu Influenza.



NOAA Winter Weather Outlook

Date: October 30th, 2014

Get acquainted with the National Weather Service Winter Weather Outlook website now so that you know how to navigate when the time of need arises!



Tending Cattle After the Winter Storm

Date: October 28th, 2014

To tie winter storms and animal issues together, this infographic explains the nutritional needs of cattle during a harsh winter.



Winter Storms: Safety Tips for Heating Your Home

Date: October 23rd, 2014

Severe winter storms can cause power outages for days, or even weeks, at a time. Now is the best time to consider alternate sources to heat your home.



Winter Storms: Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Date: October 21st, 2014

Southern homeowners should give special attention to exposed water pipes during the winter months because of the lack of insulation surrounding them. Find related tips here!



Don’t Get Caught in the Cold

Date: October 16th, 2014

Whether you are outside, in a vehicle, or inside of a building or home during a winter storm, there are precautions that should be taken to ensure your health and safety.



Preparing for Winter Storms

Date: October 14th, 2014

Winter will be here before you know it, and although they don’t happen often in Texas, winter storms are always a possibility. It’s better to be “safe” and prepared than “sorry”.



Resources for Animal Owners Affected by Natural Disasters

Date: October 9th, 2014

This publication lists groups that can help locate missing pets and livestock, assist with carcass disposal, provide animal feed, and more; it also provides phones numbers and web addresses for each group.



Livestock Preparedness and Recovery

Date: October 7th, 2014

Emergency preparedness is important for all animals, but especially for livestock because of their size, feed requirement, and shelter and transportation needs. Are your animals ready for a disaster?