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Texas A&M veterinary lab wraps up chronic wasting disease surge testing

Since then, the state’s approximate 1,200 deer breeders, in addition to those charged with protecting Texas’ wild deer populations, have worked diligently to mitigate the disease’s spread. At TVMDL, samples for CWD are tested by one of two methods: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, ELISA, which is performed on postmortem specimens, and immunohistochemistry, IHC, which is performed on both postmortem and antemortem samples. As the emergency order applied to live deer, TVMDL was required to performed IHC testing on samples collected antemortem....



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