Chronic Wasting Disease Emergency Rule Updates
This emergency action replaces the initial rule filed on June 22, 2021 and is necessary to address technical imperfections in the original filing, as well as to add provisions intended to address concerns from the regulated community.
CWD Deer Breeder Talking Points
On June 22, 2021, TPWD enacted emergency CWD Rules aimed at destroying the Deer Breeding Industry in Texas. This represents a significant overreach of a governmental agency and violates the due process clauses of the 5th and 14th amendments to the United States Constitution.
TDA Formal Comment – Proposed Deer Breeder Permit Rule Changes
Deer Breeder and Other Permitting Rule Amendments
The Explosion of Exotics in Texas
A discussion with Charly Seale, Executive Director of The Exotic Wildlife Association.
TDA Public Comments to TAHC Staff Report
Please let this letter serve as public input on behalf of the Texas Deer Association (TDA) regarding the Commission’s April 2020 Staff Report on the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC). TDA agrees with many of the Staff’s recommendations. However, our association also strongly believes that additional improvements to the agency’s operations and services would greatly increase the agency’s efficiency and effectiveness pertaining to disease management of white-tailed deer in captive facilities.
Webinar with Dr. Chris Seabury
Join Dr. Chris Seabury from Texas A&M University and the Texas Deer Association for a webinar to explain the recent landmark breakthrough in CWD research, “Accurate Genomic Predictions for Chronic Wasting Disease in U.S. White-Tailed Deer”. Dr. Seabury and a team of federal, state, and academic researchers have changed the landscape of genomic research in white-tailed deer. Learn more about this watershed study in our one hour webinar with Dr. Seabury.
TPWD Annual Report Submissions Webinar
We are excited to have TPWD Deer Breeder Program staff explain the upcoming Annual Report submission process. Claudia Solis and Mitch Lockwood will be leading the webinar. As a reminder, annual reports are currently available online. This webinar will provide helpful tips for completing annual reports. The reports and payments must be submitted and received by the department no later than May 15th at 11:59pm. Annual reports must be completed by the permit holder!
State Veterinarian Encourages Vaccination Against Anthrax
AUSTIN, TX – The State Veterinarian of Texas encourages livestock owners to have their animals vaccinated against anthrax this spring. "Following last year's outbreak in Southwest Texas, we encourage livestock owners in the previously affected and surrounding area to...
Apply for 2020 USDA Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program
AUSTIN, TX – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) applications for the eight Texas areas designated as having veterinary shortages. Applications may be submitted through April 2, 2020 by...