In early March, Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) Assistant Agency Director Terry S. Hensley, DVM, co-led a wildlife disease workshop at the Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Bob Dittmar, DVM from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) co-led the workshop for TPWD biologists and administrative personnel in District 4.
The workshop discussed various wildlife diseases, proper sample submission to TVMDL, the Chronic Wasting Disease program and demonstrated necropsy techniques of deer, turkey and feral hogs.
For information on wildlife diseases and the diagnostic services visit tvmdl.tamu.edu.
Participants were guided through the necropsy process.