Chronic Wasting Disease, Exotic Wildlife Association

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

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Letter to the Editor – Deer farming not the reason for CWD

Dear Editor, Bud Olinger’s claim Chronic Wasting Disease could have been stopped if Missouri banned deer farming as Colorado did simply is false. Colorado first detected CWD in a research facility in the 1960s and first found it in free-ranging deer in the 1980s. The disease has continued spreading throughout Colorado and into other states… Read More Letter to the Editor – Deer farming not the reason for CWD

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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

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Oh Deer – Here’s What You Need to Know About Chronic Wasting Disease

Author :: Don Davis With the return of football and the passage of Labor Day, many hunters are sharpening up their skills in anticipation of a trip to the woods for deer season. However, if the past few years are any indication, the news will likely carry plenty of scary stories about Chronic Wasting Disease, a… Read More Oh Deer – Here’s What You Need to Know About Chronic Wasting Disease

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Fake Chronic Wasting Disease News OR “Scientific” Misinformation on CWD

Fake Chronic Wasting Disease News OR “Scientific” Misinformation on CWD By Dr. Don Davis As a research scientist with 40 years of experience in the area of wildlife diseases, I have been regularly disappointed, disgusted, alarmed, and amazed at both the amount and frequency of alleged facts reported on chronic wasting disease (CWD).  These “facts”… Read More Fake Chronic Wasting Disease News OR “Scientific” Misinformation on CWD