Texas Chronic Wasting Disease Management Rules to Change
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission held a special working session this week, focusing its efforts on the management of chronic wasting diseases. A list of regulations has been proposed which could potentially be adopted at the next committee meeting in early November.
Many of the proposals seek to regulate the deer farming industry. Cervid encephalopathy, a still fatal neurological disease in cervids, has been detected in seven farms since the spring. More than 30 white-tailed deer tested positive at these facilities, which sparked a massive epidemiological investigation that encompassed 181 trace breeding facilities and 119 release sites.