SUNDAY, March 5
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Veterinary and Biomedical Education Complex/TAMU
Chronic Wasting Disease of Cervids: Biology of the Disease, Ante-Mortem Sampling Techniques, and Certification
Walt Cook, DVM, PhD (TAMU-CVM)
• Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) pathogenesis, epidemiology and transmission.
• Tonsil and rectal biopsy techniques for ante-mortem testing.
• Instruments and decontamination methods for ante-mortem sampling.
• Immobilization drugs for ante-mortem sampling.
CE Credits: 2.5
Texas Animal Health Commission Certified CWD Veterinarian Training
Susan Culp, DVM (TAHC/Austin)
This 50 minute presentation fulfills the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) requirement for certification for veterinarians who plan to participate in the CWD antemortem testing program in Texas. This certification addresses regulations regarding the collection, preservation, laboratory submission, and proper recordkeeping of samples for antemortem CWD testing in Texas.
CE Credits: 1