This publication provides information on wild pigs and ticks and addresses concerns related to the potential role of wild pigs in transmitting tick-borne illnesses to livestock, wildlife, and humans. It explains the types, life cycles, and distribution of ticks commonly found on wild pigs in Texas and details the associated illnesses with each tick species of concern. It describes the economic impacts of tick-borne illness in livestock and addresses control strategies to reduce overall tick abundance. Also explained are symptoms of tick-borne illness, instructions for proper tick removal, and precautions that can be taken when handling wild pigs or recreating in outdoor areas where ticks may be present. (16 pages)
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This book will provide a sound platform for students to master the knowledge and skills needed to become a veterinary assistant and to pursue a rewarding career as part of a professional team dedicated to providing the best animal and public health care available in the United States.
This manual aids in teaching beginners and experienced individuals how to properly evaluate live birds, ready-to-cook poultry, shell eggs, and processed poultry. It also includes information related to poultry production, management, and science and cooperating with others in solving poultry industry problems.
This course provides accreditation for poultry producers in nuisance odor prevention. Topics include methods for reducing odors, tips for land application of litter, and state-mandated odor control plans.