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Texas Chronic Wasting Disease Discovered at a Deer Breeding Facility in Duval County

For Immediate Release August 27, 2021

Chronic Wasting Disease Discovered at a Deer Breeding Facility in Duval County

AUSTIN, TX – Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in a deer breeding facility in Duval County, marking the first positive detection of the disease in the county.

The tissue samples were submitted by the deer breeding facility as part of required CWD surveillance programs. The samples indicated the presence of CWD during testing at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in College Station on August 18. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa confirmed CWD in those tissue samples on August 25.

Officials have taken immediate action to secure all deer at the facility and plan to conduct additional investigations for CWD. In addition, other breeding facilities that received deer from this facility or shipped deer to this facility during the last five years are under movement restrictions and cannot move or release deer at this time.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) are working together to determine the extent of the disease within the facility and evaluate risks to Texas’ free ranging deer populations. Quick detection of CWD can help mitigate the disease’s spread.

“Early detection and containment remain critical strategies in our efforts to help mitigate the risk of further spread of this disease,” said Carter Smith, TPWD Executive Director. “There is too much at stake across Texas to do otherwise.”

Animal health and wildlife officials will conduct an epidemiological investigation in an effort to determine the source and potential dispersal of the disease from this facility, but the nature of CWD will likely prevent definitive findings.

“The incubation period of CWD can span years creating disease detection and management challenges,” said Dr. Andy Schwartz, TAHC State Veterinarian. “Response staff are diligently working to address each herd affected by this new detection to manage further spread.”

CWD was first recognized in 1967 in captive mule deer in Colorado. CWD has also been documented in captive and/or free-ranging deer in 26 states and 3 Canadian provinces.

In Texas, the disease was first discovered in 2012 in free-ranging mule deer along a remote area of the Hueco Mountains near the Texas-New Mexico border and has since been detected in 260 captive or free-ranging cervids, including white-tailed deer, mule deer, red deer and elk in 14 Texas counties. For more information on previous detections visit the CWD page on the TPWD website.

CWD is a fatal neurological disease found in certain cervids, including deer, elk, moose and other members of the deer family. CWD is a slow and progressive disease. Due to a long incubation, cervids infected with CWD may not produce any visible signs for a number of years after becoming infected. As the disease progresses, animals with CWD show changes in behavior and appearance. Clinical signs may include progressive weight loss, stumbling or tremors with a lack of coordination, excessive thirst, salivation or urination, loss of appetite, teeth grinding, abnormal head posture, and/or drooping ears.

To date there is no evidence that CWD poses a risk to humans or non-cervids. However, as a precaution, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization recommend not to consume meat from infected animals.

For more information about CWD, visit the TPWD web site or the TAHC web site. ### The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) was established in 1893 as the Livestock Sanitary Commission and charged with protecting the state’s domestic animals “from all contagious or infectious diseases of a malignant character.” TAHC remains true to this charge while evolving with the times to protect the health and marketability of all Texas livestock and poultry. Learn more about the TAHC visit www.tahc.texas.gov.

https://www.tahc.texas.gov/news/2021/2021-08_27_CWD.pdf

TAHC 409TH COMMISSION MEETING JUNE 29, 2021 CWD CALL FOR SPECIAL MEETING DENIED, DELAYED TO NEXT MEETING

TAHC 409TH COMMISSION MEETING CWD TSE PRION JUNE 29, 2021

TAHC 409TH COMMISSION MEETING JUNE 29, 2021

MEETING starts out by a Commissioner questioning why the first presenter did not address CWD, and speaker said that Dr. Susan Rollo would speak on CWD, and that a nice lady TAHC Commissioner (no named mentioned) that was very concerned about CWD, and she called for a special meeting on CWD, but she was shot down by another lady that said that would not be possible, that cwd would have to be address at next meeting. passing the buck again...so sad. here's what i wrote down.

CWD DR. SUSAN ROLLO MINUTE MARK 59:20

MARCH 23, 2021

5 CWD POSTIVE AT 2 DIFFERENT FACLITIES OWNED BY SAME OWNER UVALDE COUNTY

TO DATE, 7 POSITIVE CWD AT UVALDE FACILITY 1

AND

15 POSITIVE CWD AT FACILITY 2, WHICH IS A 4TH YEAR CERTIFIED HERD. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF DEPOPULATION OF THIS HERD.

1 DOE WAS POSITIVE HUNT COUNTY

SEE FULL MEETING OVER 4 HOURS, and it's very discouraging;


Texas Kimble County Farm Chronic Wasting Disease CWD TSE Prion Approximate Herd Prevalence 12%

Texas Kimble County Farm Chronic Wasting Disease CWD TSE Prion Approximate Herd Prevalence 12%

SUMMARY MINUTES OF THE 407th COMMISSION MEETING Texas Animal Health Commission

September 22, 2020

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD):

A new CWD positive breeding herd was disclosed in February 2020 in Kimble County. This herd depopulation was completed in July 2020. Including the two index positive deer, an additional eight more positive deer were disclosed (approximate herd prevalence 12%). Since July 2015 and prior to this discovery, five positive captive breeder herds have been disclosed and four of those are in Medina County. One herd in Lavaca and three herds in Medina County were depopulated leaving one large herd in Medina County that is managed on a herd plan. A new zone was established in Val Verde County in December 2019 as a result of a positive free-ranging White-tailed Deer (WTD). A second positive WTD was also disclosed in February 2020 in the same area.

https://www.tahc.texas.gov/agency/meetings/minutes/Minutes_CommMtg_2020-09-22.pdf

“Regrettably, the gravity of this situation continues to mount with these new CWD positive discoveries, as well as with the full understanding of just how many other facilities and release sites across Texas were connected to the CWD positive sites in Uvalde and Hunt Counties,” said Carter Smith, Executive Director of TPWD.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/releases/?req=20210514a

https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/releases/?req=20210331b

https://www.regulations.gov/comment/APHIS-2021-0004-0002

https://downloads.regulations.gov/APHIS-2021-0004-0002/attachment_1.pdf

Docket No. APHIS-2018-0011 Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification

https://www.regulations.gov/document/APHIS-2018-0011-0003

https://downloads.regulations.gov/APHIS-2018-0011-0003/attachment_1.pdf

Arkansas CWD TSE Prion 1113 CONFIRMED TO DATE JUST TIP OF ICEBERG Public Meeting Mississippi, AR VIDEO

AGFC Chronic Wasting Disease Public Meeting - Mississippi, AR

ARKANSAS CWD CHART SHOWS TO 1113 CASES DETECTED TO DATE!

''we have voluntary testing, and having only tested 3 1/2 % of harvest, we've detected just over 1100 cases...there have been many, many more cases, we have just not had them submitted for testing from our hunters, so this is really just the tip of the iceberg.''

15 minute mark video shows sick deer with cwd, and this deer DIED FROM CWD, IT'S DOCUMENTED, commentator says ''so if anyone every tells you, that a deer has never died from CWD, think of this picture, because the Wisconsin Veterinary Lab told us, what when they looked at her sample under a microscope, she was the hottest animal they had ever seen, and that's in terms of the fluorescents that comes off the slide when the look at it, so, a lot of Prion in her system.''

''SCENTS AND LURES, we know that the Prion is shed in urine, and essentially the production of these products is unregulated, we have no idea, you can't tell where they come from, what species are in them, how many animals, how they are precessed, there is really no rules about them, so we are concerned it is a way to bring the disease into new areas, and have us fighting on multiple fronts, AND there are zero risk synthetic options that are readily available in stores, so we have ask hunters to switch to zero risk options.''

see much more about 2 hours long...


TENNESSEE CWD TSE PRION CONFIRMED TO DATE 1300 POSITIVES IN 3 YEARS

''TURNS OUT WE HAVE A LOT OF IT, OVER A PRETTY BROAD AREA''


FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2021

Cattle are highly susceptible to white-tailed deer CWD and mule deer CWD in experimental conditions

https://transmissiblespongiformence...8/cattle-are-highly-susceptible-to-white.html

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2021

Chronic Wasting Disease from pigs is infectious in transgenic mice expressing human PRNP

https://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2021/08/chronic-wasting-disease-from-pigs-is.html

https://madporcinedisease.blogspot.com/2021/08/the-agent-of-chronic-wasting-disease.html

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021

TME to cattle equal atypical L-type BSE USA, madcow origin, what if?

https://transmissiblespongiformence.../tme-to-cattle-equal-atypical-l-type-bse.html

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