TAHC releases 59,100 acres in Starr County from temporary fever tick quarantine zone

Jun 3, 2011
by WLJ

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has released 59,100 acres of the temporary preventative quarantine zone located in Starr County effective May 20. This release includes 141 premises. The temporary preventative quarantine will remain in effect for the remaining 93,615 acres located in both Starr and Hidalgo counties. The preventative quarantine was imposed on July 2, 2009. TAHC has modified the temporary preventative porary preventative quar- quarantine zone because antine is good news for there are portions of that Texas,” said Dr. Dee Ellis, zone that have met the re- TAHC state veterinarian. quirements for quarantine “It shows that the joint ef- release. The release now forts between the USDArescinds all movement re- Veterinary Services Tick strictions placed on the live- Force, TAHC, local ranchers stock in those released ar- and the Texas cattle induseas. A map of the release try are effective. The Texas and currently quarantined livestock industry must con- area is available on the tinue its efforts, however, to TAHC website at www.tahc. detect and eradicate the state.tx.us. “The release of cattle fever tick in south 59,100 acres in Starr Coun- Texas along the Mexico borty that were under the tem der.” — WLJ