Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

CWD Herd Programs

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) provides a voluntary herd status program for species that are susceptible to CWD. Those that participate in the program must have a herd inventory performed annually by a TAHC, USDA, or accredited veterinarian.

For more information about the CWD herd program, call your TAHC region office or 800-550-8242 x777.

Chronic Wasting Disease Inspection FeeWhat you need to know

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TAHC Forms & Information Resources

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TAHC News Releases
Date Title
February 5, 2016 New CWD Case Discovered at Captive Deer Release Site
September 15, 2015 CWD Confirmed in Lavaca County Captive White-tailed Deer; Linked to Index Herd
August 11, 2015 Deer Breeder Movement Standards Plan Finalized
July 1, 2015 Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Medina County Captive Deer
March 26, 2015 Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in the Hueco Mountain Area
November 22, 2013 TAHC Reminds Mule Deer Hunters of CWD Testing Requirements & Check Stations
MAP: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Chronic CWD Zones
October 3, 2013 TAHC Adopts Chronic Wasting Disease Rule
July 2, 2013 New TAHC Movement Requirements for Species Susceptible to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
September 2012 TAHC Proposes Modifications to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Rules
July 2012 Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Far West Texas
June 2012 TAHC Modifies Entry Requirements Effective Immediately for Cervids
October 2011 Attention Elk Producers: CWD Herd Monitoring Program to be Enforced January 2012
December 2010 Attention: Elk Producers — TAHC Extends Monitored Herd Program Enrollment; Participation Recommended and Encouraged
October 2009 New Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Regulations Proposed for Free-Ranging and Captive Elk in Texas