Chronic Wasting Disease

The Search for Genetic Clues to Determine Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptibility

Chronic Wasting Disease {CWD} can spread among animals in a single herd. The ability to detect an animal’s susceptibility to the disease is of great value to the cervid industry. Photo by USDA APHIS As cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) continue to rise, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is looking to… Read More The Search for Genetic Clues to Determine Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptibility

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Exotic CWD Susceptible Species Rules & Resources for Hunters and Landowners

AUSTIN – Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is reminding Texas landowners of exotic chronic wasting disease (CWD) susceptible species rules for the 2019-20 hunting season. “When CWD was first discovered in far West Texas in 2012, TAHC and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) took important steps toward preventing the spread of the chronic disease… Read More Exotic CWD Susceptible Species Rules & Resources for Hunters and Landowners

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

Chronic Wasting Disease

Tennessee Hunters Need Not Worry About Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease is a deer-killing disease that leaves their brains full of holes. What is this always-fatal condition and how do people fight its spread? Recently, hunters may have been alarmed to hear 10 deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Tennessee. Hunters worry that it will reduce game populations and hunting opportunities.… Read More Tennessee Hunters Need Not Worry About Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease

Greg Flees: Don’t Blame Chronic Wasting Disease On Deer Farms

Greg Flees: Don’t Blame Chronic Wasting Disease On Deer Farms Deer farmers are unfairly targeted in a recent article the Cap Times ran by Wisconsin Public Radio about chronic wasting disease. The piece attempts to blame deer farms for the spread of CWD, but it fails to mention important information. Much of the article relies… Read More Greg Flees: Don’t Blame Chronic Wasting Disease On Deer Farms

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DNR Has Been Asleep at the Watch Testing Deer

The Department of Natural Resources says it wants to conduct Chronic Wasting Disease testing in central and north-central Minnesota to determine if the disease is present (“Minnesota deer hunting opener: More deer to shoot, but disease tests required,” Oct. 27). It’s about time: The DNR has been asleep at the watch for years. The DNR… Read More DNR Has Been Asleep at the Watch Testing Deer