Chronic Wasting Disease

More to Chronic Wasting Disease Than Deer Farms

More to Chronic Wasting Disease Than Deer Farms I’d like to respond to falsehoods in a recent article about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The Missouri Department of Conservation is doing a disservice to all landowners and hunters by obsessively attacking deer farmers over CWD. While CWD was first detected on a deer farm in Missouri before… Read More More to Chronic Wasting Disease Than Deer Farms

Chronic Wasting Disease

Yearly Exotic Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptible Species Records

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) would like to remind all owners of premises where exotic chronic wasting disease (CWD) susceptible species (elk, red deer, sika, moose and any associated subspecies and hybrids) are located that annual mortality records and inventory forms are due on or before April 1, 2018. As part of the May 9,… Read More Yearly Exotic Chronic Wasting Disease Susceptible Species Records

Chronic Wasting Disease

American Cervid Alliance Representatives Meet with USDA Under Secretary Ibach

A small group of deer and elk farmers traveled to Washington DC on December 18, 2017 to meet with the newly appointed Under Secretary, Gregory Ibach. The purpose of the meeting was to get to know the new leadership at the Department of Agriculture and to make them aware of the cervid industry and our… Read More American Cervid Alliance Representatives Meet with USDA Under Secretary Ibach

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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

Chronic Wasting Disease, Exotic Wildlife Association

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

Chronic Wasting Disease, Exotic Wildlife Association

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