Chronic Wasting Disease

The State of Montana is Proposing to Close its Borders for the Importation of Farmed Elk!

ACTION ALERT!  The State of Montana is Proposing to Close its Borders for the Importation of Farmed Elk! The ACA is requesting all cervid farmers comment in opposition by July 5 at 5:00 PM Mountain Time! The North American Elk Breeders Association (NAEBA) opposes the Montana Department of Livestock’s proposed regulatory change to ban the importation… Read More The State of Montana is Proposing to Close its Borders for the Importation of Farmed Elk!

Chronic Wasting Disease

USDA APHIS Publishes Revised CWD Program Standards

USDA APHIS Publishes Revised CWD Program Standards Document American Cervid Alliance Provides Initial Review of Changes USDA APHIS announced the revised CWD Program Standards Document have been published and are now in effect. The document is the product of a three and a half year review process that started with a United States Animal Health… Read More USDA APHIS Publishes Revised CWD Program Standards

Exotic Wildlife Association

Exotic Wildlife Association Celebrates USAHA Progress 

Cervid Industry Makes Major Progress on TB & Brucellosis Reform SAN DIEGO-Deer and elk leaders at the United States Animal Health Association made major progress on regulatory reform. Fourteen cervid industry representatives were in attendance. Several major animal health issues were discussed, including TB, Brucellosis, Chronic Wasting Disease, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, and Blue Tongue Virus.… Read More Exotic Wildlife Association Celebrates USAHA Progress 

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USDA APHIS Adds Oversight to Wild Elk Relocation Projects

States planning to capture and transport wild elk will now have additional benchmarks for Chronic Wasting Disease surveillance. USDA APHIS, which serves as one of the three agencies that must approve interstate movement projects, has released a revised guidance document spelling out recommended standards. Over the last two decades, thousands of wild elk have been… Read More USDA APHIS Adds Oversight to Wild Elk Relocation Projects

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Deer & Elk Industry Leaders Travel to San Diego for USAHA Conference

 Multiple Resolutions to be Proposed by Cervid Industry Leaders of the deer and elk ranching industry are converging in southern California for a busy week at the United States Animal Health Association annual conference. The United States Animal Health Association(USAHA) is a large non-profit organization that connects federal and state officials with industry representatives as… Read More Deer & Elk Industry Leaders Travel to San Diego for USAHA Conference

Exotic Wildlife Association

ACA’s National Cervid Congress Held in Texas

Earlier this month, leaders of state and national deer and elk associations gathered in Texas for an in-person meeting of the American Cervid Alliance. This meeting, dubbed the National Cervid Congress, was held during the Texas Deer Association‘s annual conference in San Antonio. The meeting allowed ACA councilmen the opportunity to dive deep into legislative and… Read More ACA’s National Cervid Congress Held in Texas