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2024 Scholarship Packet

2024 Scholarship Packet

We are excited to release the 2024 Scholarship Packet. The Texas Deer Association proudly supports Texas students in helping to achieve their educational goals with the awarding of scholarships to deserving young Texans.

2023 TDA Scholarship Recipients

2023 TDA Scholarship Recipients

The Texas Deer Association (TDA) proudly supports Texas students in helping to achieve their educational goals with the awarding of scholarships, on an annual basis, to deserving young Texans. This year at our 25th Annual Convention, we were able to recognize these individuals. We hope you take a couple minute to learn more about the 2023 scholarship recipients and their educational and career goals. We are looking forward to the positive advancements these individuals will make in their career fields!

Characterization of Classical Sheep Scrapie in White-tailed Deer After Experimental Oronasal Exposure

The transmissible spongiform encephalopathies of animals include scrapie in sheep and goats, CWD in cervids, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, and transmissible mink encephalopathy. These neurodegenerative diseases are associated with the accumulation of misfolded prion protein (PrPSc) in the central and peripheral nervous tissues as well as lymphoid tissues in the cases of classic scrapie and CWD.

Part 3:  Genetic Research Could Save Deer With Chronic Wasting Disease

Part 3: Genetic Research Could Save Deer With Chronic Wasting Disease

The final installment examines the future of deer breeding and our critical role in disease elimination. Specifically, the piece focuses on the work of Christopher Seabury, an animal genetics researcher and a professor at A&M and his comprehensive research on the genetic components of CWD. Story by Fort Worth Star-Telegram