CWD detected at breeding facilities, Texas issues emergency order to restrict deer movement
An emergency order has been issued by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) after the detection of CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) at these sites. The testing and movement restrictions have been imposed in the state. As per sources, deers brought to such facilities or shipped upon, in the last 5 years cannot be transferred or released until the herd plan mentions. Testing at these facilities has been improved as an additional measure.
CWD, found in deer, elk, moose, and other members of the deer family, is a fatal neurological disease.
Coleman Locke, TAHC Chairman said :
“I am proud of the partnership between TAHC and TPWD and the dedication of the two agencies to address Chronic Wasting Disease in this state, because of this collaboration, Texas has led the nation in CWD management techniques and will continue to improve the overall understanding of the disease.”