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Chronic wasting disease detected in Real County

April 10, 2024 - 00:00
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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reported they recently received confirmation of two cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a Real County deer breeding facility, marking the first detections in the county.A 10-year-old and a 6.5-year-old female whitetailed deer tested positive through postmortem testing conducted to meet CWD surveillance requirements for the facility.Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) initially analyzed the samples, and the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa confirmed the CWD detections.CWD has an incubation period that can span years, so the first indication of the disease in a herd ...

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