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Date: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Hurricane Preparedness for Livestock Producers

With the right preparation, you can protect your livestock from injury should a hurricane occur. This eBook briefly covers vaccinations, barn preparation, livestock evacuations, feed, hay and water storage.

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Care and Treatment of Livestock After a Hurricane

Hurricanes can put livestock in immediate danger of drowning from flooding caused by heavy rains or storm surges in low-lying areas. In addition, flying debris or collapsing buildings can injure animals. These recommendations are just a partial list of actions that livestock owners should be aware of in a post-hurricane event and do not cover several species-specific concerns.

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Texas DSHS Issues Emergency Room Guidance

Date: Monday, May 11th, 2009

Source: Texas Department of State Health Services

The Texas Department of State Health Services is asking Texans to use discretion and not automatically seek treatment for flu-like symptoms in hospital emergency rooms.

Reports of periodic overcrowding of hospital ERs around the state prompted the advice from DSHS officials who said many people showing up in ERs may have nothing more than seasonal allergies or mild colds.

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Be wary of Formosan termites during post-hurricane reconstruction, experts say

Date: Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Source(s): Texas A&M Agricultural Communications

Property owners, construction companies and contractors should be wary of Formosan termites during post-Hurricane Ike reconstruction in Galveston and nearby coastal areas, urban entomologists say.

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