CWD in West Texas

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bobow
 
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CWD in West Texas

Postby bobow » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:04 am

http://www.lsonews.com/hunting-news/2280-edited-for-web-by-conor-harrison

Samples from two mule deer recently taken in far West Texas have been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. These are the first cases of CWD detected in Texas deer. Wildlife officials believe the event is currently isolated in a remote part of the state near the New Mexico border.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Animal Health Commission implemented regionally-focused deer sample collection efforts after the disease was detected in the Hueco Mountains of New Mexico during the 2011-12 hunting season. With the assistance of cooperating landowners, TPWD, TAHC, and USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services biologists and veterinarians collected samples from 31 mule deer as part of a strategic CWD surveillance plan designed to determine the geographic extent of New Mexico’s findings. Both infected deer were taken from the Hueco Mountains of northern El Paso and Hudspeth counties.
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Re: CWD in West Texas

Postby flounder9 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:52 pm

Friday, October 12, 2012

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is Now Accepting Comments on Rule Proposals for “Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)”

TO: comments@tahc.state.tx.us;

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC)

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot ... hc-is.html



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