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Is the deer breeding industry worth the risk? August 23, 2015 Texas

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Is the deer breeding industry worth the risk? August 23, 2015 Texas, San Antonio Express-News
... deer from this one breeder have been shipped to 66 Texas counties, and during that time, CWD (chornic wasting disease) went undetected in his pens... Texas is the only state in the U.S. that allows captive-raised deer to be liberated into the wild, and on top of that, no visible external identification, such as an ear tag, is required to differentiate them from wild deer and aid in disease tracking...
     State agencies get deer breeders up and running again August 23, 2015 Texas, Tyler Morning Telegraph 
... the state’s 1,300 deer breeders ... state animal health officials and wildlife biologists developed a testing plan  ...  “Our math shows that of the 1,300 breeders, 1,123 would have to test three or fewer deer. Of those 518 don’t have to test any and 380 owe one to testing,” said Clayton Wolf, TPWD Wildlife Division director...

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