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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?



Ebola Virus in Texas

Date: October 2nd, 2014

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn more about the first imported case of Ebola Virus in Texas.

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Additional Ebola Resources:

  1. Ebola Factsheet (pdf)
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

  2. Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
    Centers for Disease Control and PreventionSigns & Symptoms 



    Questions & Answers

  3. Advice for Travelers
    World Health Organization

View more Texas EDEN Disease and Epidemic Resources including information on Enterovirus D68.

Sheltering Livestock in Place

Date: October 2nd, 2014

Livestock owners may not be able to take their animals with them when evacuating, so they should create a plan for sheltering in place. These two AgriLife Extension videos share some steps in that process.




Emergency Planning for Child Care Facilities

Date: September 26th, 2014

Not only should child-care facilities have a plan in place to safely guide their little one’s along in the midst of an emergency, but this plan should be practiced ahead of time. Get useful tips here!