NADeFA News

01-02-2015
Reindeer populations are in trouble around the world, and in China, the iconic animals are on the decline largely because of inbreeding, according to new research.   Some folklorists say Christmas tales of flying reindeer may have originated as a hallucination, with one theory claiming the inspiration for Santa Claus came from shamans who would give out bags of hallucinatory mushrooms in late...
01-02-2015
Beginning January 1, 2015 all samples and correspondence will be handled by The Registry. No longer will DNA Solutions be managing the registry, but they will continue to do the lab work necessary to identify the parentage of your deer. The NADR Board of Directors has hired Gary Cook to be the Executive Director and he and his staff will handle Customer Services and all correspondence between the...
12-30-2014
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: Protecting U.S. livestock from contracting the disease, and preventing similar brain infections in humans. The study, to be published in Vaccine online Dec. 21, documents a scientific...
12-18-2014
The Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise Inc. (PREVENT) has received funding of $700,000 from the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for the development of a vaccine for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) aimed at controlling the disease in alternative livestock (elk and deer). This augments support of $463,000 from the cost-shared federal and Saskatchewan Growing Forward 2 Agriculture Development Fund....
12-15-2014
CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA), the nation’s leading voice for the cervid industry, applauds the passage of the Fiscal Year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which includes $3 million for cervid health activities. Over the weekend, the House and Senate of the U.S. Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which is the legislation...