Special Meeting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
J.J. Pickle Research Campus Commons Learning Center 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. #137, Austin, TX 78758
Big Tex Auditorium (Room # 1.102)
T. Dan Friedkin, Commission Chair Carter Smith, Executive Director
Convene Meeting Chronic Wasting Disease Response Rules Background Carter Smith Special Meeting Chronic Wasting Disease Response Rules Background June 20, 2016
I. Executive Summary: Carter Smith, Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will provide general introductory information and background about the proposed chronic wasting disease (CWD) response rules.
Chronic Wasting Disease Background Dr. Andy Schwartz Chronic Wasting Disease Response Rules Additional Background ACTION: Recommended Adoption of Proposed Rules Clayton Wolf
I. Executive Summary: Dr. Andy Schwartz, Executive Director of the Texas Animal Health Commission, will provide background and information about chronic wasting disease (CWD).
Action Chronic Wasting Disease Response Rules Recommended Adoption of Proposed Rules June 20, 2016
I. Executive Summary: This item seeks adoption of replacement chronic wasting disease (CWD) management rules. The rules would address the following:
Deer Breeder Permit Deer Management Permit (DMP) Trap, Transport and Transplant Permit (Triple T) Trap, Transport and Process Permit (TTP) Deer Breeder Permit (DBP) Rules Deer Management Permit (DMP) Rules Trap, Transport and Transplant Permit (TTT) Rules Trap, Transport and Process Permit (TTP) Rules http://tpwd.texas.gov/business/feedback/meetings/2016/0620/agenda/item_04/index.phtml
Adjourn Meeting http://tpwd.texas.gov/business/feedback/meetings/2016/0620/agenda/index.phtml
Sunday, June 12, 2016
*** TPWD Special Meeting Chronic Wasting Disease Response Rules June 20, 2016 ***http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2016/06/tpwd-special-meeting-chronic-wasting.html
*** Scrapie Field Trial Experiments Mission, Texas, The Moore Air Force Base Scrapie Experiment 1964 ***
*** How Did CWD Get Way Down In Medina County, Texas?
Could the Scrapie experiments back around 1964 at Moore Air Force near Mission, Texas, could this area have been ground zero for CWD TSE Prion (besides the CWD cases that have waltzed across the Texas, New Mexico border near WSMR Trans Pecos region since around 2001)?
Epidemiology of Scrapie in the United States 1977
Scrapie Field Trial Experiments Mission, Texas
A Scrapie Field Trial was developed at Mission, Texas, to provide additional information for the eradication program on the epidemiology of natural scrapie. The Mission Field Trial Station is located on 450 acres of pastureland, part of the former Moore Air Force Base, near Mission, Texas. It was designed to bring previously exposed, and later also unexposed, sheep or goats to the Station and maintain and breed them under close observation for extended periods to determine which animals would develop scrapie and define more closely the natural spread and other epidemiological aspects of the disease.
The 547 previously exposed sheep brought to the Mission Station beginning in 1964 were of the Cheviot, Hampshire, Montadale, or Suffolk breeds. They were purchased as field outbreaks occurred, and represented 21 bloodlines in which scrapie had been diagnosed. Upon arrival at the Station, the sheep were maintained on pasture, with supplemental feeding as necessary. The station was divided into 2 areas: (1) a series of pastures and-pens occupied by male animals only, and (2) a series of pastures and pens occupied by females and young progeny of both sexes. ...
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Mission, Texas Scrapie transmission to cattle study
Wilbur Clarke (reference the Mission, Texas scrapie transmission transmission to cattle study) is now the State Veterinarian for Montana based at Helena.
I was given confidential access to sections from the Clarke scrapie-cattle transmission experiment. Details of the experimental design were as supplied previously by Dr. Wrathall (copy of relevant information appended). Only 3 animals (2 inoculated with 2nd pass Suffolk scrapie and 1 inoculated with Angora goat passaged scrapie) showed clinical signs. Clinical signs were characterised by weakness, ''a stilted hindlimb gait'', disorientation, ataxia and, terminally, lateral recumbency. The two cattle from which I examined material were inocluated at 8 months of age and developed signs 36 months pi (goat scrapie inoculum) and 49 months pi (one of the Suffolk scrapie inoculated) respectively. This latter animal was killed at 58 months of age and so the clinical duration was only 1 month. The neuropathology was somewhat different from BSE or the Stetsonville TME in cattle. Vacuolar changes were minimal, to the extent that detection REQUIRED CAREFUL SEARCHING. Conversely astrocyte hypertrophy was a widespread and prominent feature. The material requires DETAILED NEUROPATHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT BUT WHETHER OR NOT THIS WILL BE DONE REMAINS A QUESTION.
Spongiform Encephalopathy in Captive Wild ZOO BSE INQUIRY
see cwd and scrapie studies...
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Scrapie Field Trial Experiments Mission, Texas, The Moore Air Force Base Scrapie TSE Prion Experiment 1964
How Did CWD Get Way Down In Medina County, Texas? http://scrapie-usa.blogspot.com/2016/06/scrapie-field-trial-experiments-mission.htmlhttp://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2016/06/how-did-cwd-get-way-down-in-medina.html
kind regards, terry