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TITLE 31NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PART 2TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 65WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER BDISEASE DETECTION AND RESPONSE
DIVISION 2CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE - MOVEMENT OF DEER
RULE §65.92CWD Testing
Historical Texas Register

(a) All CWD test samples at the time of submission for testing shall be accompanied by a properly executed, department-prescribed form provided for that purpose.

(b) For the purposes of this division, an ante-mortem CWD test is not valid unless it is performed by an accredited laboratory on retropharyngeal lymph node, rectal mucosa, or tonsillar tissue with at least 6 lymphoid follicles collected within six months of submission by a licensed veterinarian authorized pursuant to statutes and regulations governing the practice of veterinary medicine in Texas and regulations of the TAHC from a live deer that:

  (1) is at least 16 months of age; and

  (2) has not been the source of a "not detected" ante-mortem test result submitted within the previous 24 months.

(c) A post-mortem CWD test is not valid unless it is performed by an accredited testing laboratory on the obex or medial retropharyngeal lymph node of an eligible mortality, and may be collected only by a qualified licensed veterinarian, TAHC-certified CWD sample collector, or other person approved by the department.

(d) To meet the requirements of §65.94(a)(1)(A) and (B) of this title (relating to Breeding Facility Minimum Movement Qualifications), or §65.95 of this title (relating to Movement of Breeder Deer), ante-mortem test results may be substituted for post-mortem test results at a ratio of three "not detected" ante-mortem test results for each required "not detected" post-mortem test result.

(e) Except as provided in this section, an ante-mortem test result may not be used more than once to satisfy any testing requirement of this division.

(f) The testing requirements of this division cannot be altered by the sale or subdivision of a property to a related party if the purpose of the sale or subdivision is to avoid the requirements of this division.

(g) The owner of a release site agrees, by consenting to the release of breeder deer on the release site, to submit all required CWD test results to the department as soon as possible but not later than May 1 of each year for as long as CWD testing is required at the release site under the provisions of this division.


Source Note: The provisions of this §65.92 adopted to be effective August 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 5726

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