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Chronic Wasting Disease detected in Medina

November 01, 2023 - 00:00
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reported last week that it received confirmation of a case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Medina County, marking the fifth detection since 2015 in a deer-breeding facility in the county.According to a TPWD release, a one-year-old buck tested positive through a live-animal test conducted to meet annual CWD surveillance requirements for the facility.Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab initially analyzed the samples, and the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa confirmed the CWD detection.CWD has an incubation period that can span years, so the first indication of the disease in a herd is often ...

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