• This emergency action replaces the initial rule filed on June 22, 2021 and is necessary to address technical imperfections in the original filing, as well as to add provisions intended to address concerns from the regulated community....

  • On June 22, 2021, TPWD enacted emergency CWD Rules aimed at destroying the Deer Breeding Industry in Texas. This represents a significant overreach of a governmental agency and violates the due process clauses of the 5th and 14th amendments to the United States Constitution....

  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Policy Regarding Automated Transfer of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Test Results from Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) TPWD and TAHC would like to remind all deer breeders and release site owners that all tissue samples submitted to TVMDL for CWD testing must be accompanied by the TVMDL......

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  • In an ongoing effort to keep the public apprised of the latest in scientific facts as they relate to Chronic Wasting Disease, the American Cervid Alliance is endorsing the following scientific paper prepared by Dr.’s Don Davis, James Kroll, Greg Stewart, and Ken Waldrup, which dispels much of the mythology surrounding CWD. This well-prepared paper,......

  • By Dr. Don Davis As a research scientist with 40 years of experience in the area of wildlife diseases, I have been regularly disappointed, disgusted, alarmed, and amazed at both the amount and frequency of alleged facts reported on chronic wasting disease (CWD).  These “facts” are based entirely on totally unsubstantiated rumor or—even worse—on horribly......

  • The Texas Deer Association recently hosted a live webinar related to the year-end reporting in TWIMS at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for deer breeding facilities and release sites. This webinar included a live question and answer session to ensure members of TDA are able to ask relevant questions pertaining to the CWD testing......

  • The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and Texas Animal Health Commission in partnership with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension are providing a free training to landowners, managers, taxidermists, veterinarians, and others interested in collecting CWD tissues for testing under TAHC’s Certified CWD Postmortem Sample Collector training program. This will be a classroom format as well as......

  • The Veterinary Services division of USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has recently released its “CWD Program Standards Working Group Summary Document” for review and comment by the public. This document was the product of a working group that included representatives from the farmed cervid industry, state animal health and wildlife officials, a......

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