A white-tailed deer born at the “index facility” in Medina County and tested at a Tier 1 facility (a facility that either sold to or purchased directly from the index facility) has returned a suspected CWD positive from tests at the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory in College Station.
The sample has been sent to the National Veterinary Service Laboratories in Ames, Iowa for confirmation.
Texas Deer Association posted the following on its Facebook page:
“We have confirmed with the Texas Animal Health Commission and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department there is an additional suspected CWD positive in a tier one animal born at the index herd facility. The sample has been processed by TVMDL and sent to the NVSL for confirmation. We will keep all our members updated on the status of the test.”