New Study Indicates Captive Texas Deer Can Contract, Likely Transmit SARS-CoV-2 Virus To Each Other

A new study by Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) has revealed that captive white-tailed deer in Texas are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. With over 90% of the captive deer at one facility testing positive for the virus, the authors indicate their findings likely reflect deer-to-deer transmission. […]

Texas A&M CVMBS Researcher Developing First Oral Anthrax Vaccine For Livestock, Wildlife

There may soon be a new weapon in the centuries-old battle against anthrax thanks to groundbreaking work at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS). Anthrax, a disease caused by a bacterium called Bacillus anthracis, contaminates surface soil and grasses, where it may be ingested or inhaled by livestock or grazing […]

Cook Testifies on Wildlife Disease Before Senate Committee

Dr. Walter Cook, a clinical associate professor in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, was recently invited to testify before the full Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works as a subject matter expert. During the Committee’s “Examining the Impacts of Diseases on Wildlife Conservation and […]


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