Animal health

In Tamaulipas, the communicable diseases of animals to man have been present, some of them occasionally, such as Venezuelan and Eastern equine encephalitis (1996), rocky mountain spotted fever (1997), rabies during the 2002 period. 2003 in the Sanitary Jurisdictions of Victoria and Nuevo Laredo, however others have been considered as endemic as brucellosis, leptospirosis, salmonellosis, histoplasmosis, toxoplasmosis, taeniasis-cysticercosis, fungal and zoonotic scabies.

In the period 2002-2003, has been added to these diseases the FEVER OF THE WEST OF THE VIRUS OF THE NILO in which there are three primordial factors in its diffusion as they are; migratory wild birds, vectors such as the mosquito and equines, which put the public health of the State at risk, in the month of November 2002 presented a case in an equino from Rio Bravo in the rural area of ​​the Municipality of Victoria and during the 2003 presents another case on a horse in the municipality of Aldama, from the Municipality of Rio Bravo, controlling the outbreak immediately.

There are factors that have favored the presence of zoonoses in the State of Tamaulipas; one of them is the large mobilization of animals, mainly pets without any control, the ancestral custom of the population of owning domestic animals in the home, outdoor fecalism mainly in rural areas, as well as the lack of preventive and therapeutic measures in the same to prevent and control of zoonotic diseases, consumption of food without adequate processing, lack of sanitary verification of these products, etc. One of the zoonoses that have been controlled is rabies in dogs, notwithstanding the two outbreaks recorded during the 2002-2003 period.

During the 2002, 3 cases of rabies in cats were recorded; 1 in the month of August in the metropolitan area of ​​the City of Nuevo Laredo, shows that it was processed by the monoclonal antibody technique in INDRE, finding the antigenic variant number 1 corresponding to coyote and dog and 2 more in the month of December in urban area of ​​Ciudad Victoria. In the period January-April 2003 continued to circulate the virus the State, presenting 1 more case in a cat in Ciudad Victoria in the month of February, 1 cat and 4 more dogs in the City of Laredo, achieving that during the period May-December 2003 and from 2004 to December of 2010 there is no case of the disease in dogs and cats.

In the period January-December 2004 cases were registered in the 16 State and in the 2010 86 cases of Bovine Paralitic Rabies transmitted by biting hematophagous bat, affecting the localities of Altamira, Old Morelos, Soto la Marina, Aldama, Villa de Casas, Llera, Jiménez, Abasolo, Victoria and Güémez, outbreaks in which Sanitary Jurisdictions I, II and VI provided brigades for the timely and effective care of patients who had contact or manipulated the sick animals, in the same way they were immunized against rabies at 100% of dogs and cats in the problem area.


Prevent and control zoonotic diseases, to provide a better quality of life to the Tamaulipecos.


A population of Tamaulipas with strengthened health and controlled zoonotic diseases.


Create a health culture in the care of pets that favors the human population.

Quality policy

Increase social participation to improve the quality of life, with the promotion of healthy habits and the disclosure of methods of health protection in the home and the community, with knowledge of prevention methods and techniques.

Protect family and community health with criteria of social participation in promotion and prevention.

This establishes the mechanisms to achieve the stated objective, carrying out the actions through each of the 12 jurisdictions and their area of ​​influence distributed throughout the State. Establishing strategic coordination with institutions of the health sector, livestock, education, private and groups of volunteers for the actions of vaccination, capture and sterilization by applying a quality vaccine, which implies extreme care of the biological and its correct application.

Offering the following services free of charge at the Health and / or Canine Care Centers:

  • Canine and feline anti-rabies vaccination.
  • Sterilization (pet castration).
  • Pet reception for adoption.
  • Humanitarian elimination of animals.
  • Sick or suspected of rabies.

For the 2011, the goals are established based on the nine basic indicators considered in the National Walk to Excellence Program.

The goals are established based on the jurisdictional dimension, being responsible for the program in this area who performs the breakdown of the goal by municipality, town and sector, allowing you to know more accurately, through periodic evaluations the degree of progress and the risk in each sector. Benefiting 3, 174, 134 Tamaulipecos.

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