Texas AgriLife Extension will hold workshop on wildlife management Oct. 26

by Steve Byrnes

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Multi-County Wildlife Management and Conservation Workshop Oct. 26 at the Borden County Event Center located on the east side of Gail on U.S. Highway 180.

The program, which involves the AgriLife Extension offices in Borden, Scurry, Mitchell, Dawson, Garza and Lynn counties, will start at 8:15 a.m. with registration. The program will last from 8:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Continue reading

Chronic wasting disease meetings set for Dalhart, Amarillo

by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife

Several chronic wasting disease informational meetings will be held in the Panhandle in September by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Animal Health Commission.

These informational meetings, which will address chronic wasting disease management, new Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regulations, and proposed Texas Animal Health Commission rules, will be held in Dalhart and Amarillo. Continue reading

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Medina County Captive Deer

A two-year-old white-tailed deer in a Medina County deer breeding facility has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This is the first case of CWD detected in captive white-tailed deer in Texas. CWD was first detected in Texas in 2012 in free-ranging mule deer in the Hueco Mountains in far West Texas.

The Medina County tissue samples submitted by the breeder facility in early June as part of routine deer mortality surveillance revealed the presence of CWD during testing at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in College Station. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the findings on Tuesday, June 30.

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