Chronic Wasting Disease | TAHC Commissioners Adopt Rule Amendments

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TAHC Commissioners Adopt Rule Amendments | Chapter 40, Chronic Wasting Disease AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) held a regularly scheduled Commission meeting July 11, 2023, at its headquarters in Austin. The...

TAHC Chronic Wasting Disease Requirements for Hunting Exotic Susceptible Species in Texas

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AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reminds Texans of statewide exotic chronic wasting disease (CWD) susceptible species requirements for the 2022-23 hunting season. Exotic susceptible species include North American elk or wapiti, black...

We need you to help us advocate for standardized CWD surveillance for the entire...

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To All EWA Members, We need your help! Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is set to vote on the newly proposed TTT permit rules at their Commission meeting on March 24 2022, at 9 AM. How can...
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USDA Announces SARS-CoV-2 in White-Tailed Deer

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Washington, D.C., August 27, 2021 -- The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) today announced confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in wild white-tailed deer in Ohio....
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Chronic Wasting Disease Emergency Rule Updates

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An emergency rule filed on June 22, 2021 was necessary because of the recent discovery of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in six deer breeding facilities, five of which have extensive direct or indirect epidemiological...

TPWD Emergency Rule Update

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To our EWA members who are also in the Texas Deer Breeder Program, Mitch Lockwood, TPWD Big Game Director has confirmed that the emergency rule did, in fact, change the age eligible mortalities to 9...

Chronic Wasting Disease Discovered at Deer Breeding Facilities in Hunt and Uvalde Counties

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AUSTIN, TX – Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in deer breeding facilities in both Hunt and Uvalde counties. This marks the first positive detection of the disease in Hunt County. The tissue samples...
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TAHC Addresses Chronic Wasting Disease Zones at Commission Meeting

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AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) held a regularly scheduled commission meeting by live audio and teleconference call on September 22, 2020 regarding Chronic Wasting Disease. The Commission adopted amendments to Title...

Rules & Resources for Harvesting Exotic Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptible Species

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AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reminds Texas landowners of statewide exotic chronic wasting disease (CWD) susceptible species requirements for the 2020-21 hunting season. Exotic susceptible species include North American elk or wapiti,...
Chronic Wasting Disease

The Search for Genetic Clues to Determine Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptibility

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Chronic Wasting Disease {CWD} can spread among animals in a single herd. The ability to detect an animal’s susceptibility to the disease is of great value to the cervid industry. Photo by USDA APHIS As...