NADeFA News

06-30-2016
Led by Claudio Soto, Ph.D., researchers from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have been awarded $11 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the pathogenesis, transmission and detection of prion diseases - such as chronic wasting disease in deer - that can potentially spread to humans. Prions are...
06-30-2016
CWD and EHD continue to be challenges for the farmed cervid industry, but thanks to advancements in technology and the opening of the National Agricultural Genotyping Center (NAGC), we may be seeing light at the end of the tunnel. I recently had the pleasure of attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the NAGC and was impressed with the variety of equipment and the layout of the labs they put...
06-10-2016
Source: Green River Star A doe mule deer near Thayne was found dead and a Wyoming Game and Fish Department employee sent it to the Wildlife Health Laboratory in Laramie for testing, and it came back positive for CWD. The mule deer was found near Thayne in deer hunt area 145. West of the continental divide, a moose tested positive for CWD in Star Valley in 2008 and in 2012 three mule deer tested...
06-10-2016
By Bob Frye   HARRISBURG - It could be called the Donald Trump approach to containing wildlife disease. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is trying to figure out ways to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease. It's an always-fatal ailment that kills deer, elk and other cervids. One idea discussed briefly Monday during a work group meeting was building a deer-proof fence around half or more of...
06-10-2016
By Dr. Nick Haley Over the past few years, I’ve been very lucky to work closely with a number of deer and elk farming groups, and I feel like we’ve made great strides in improving how CWD is managed in farmed cervids now and into the future. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a wide range of farmers from across North America, with various backgrounds and herd management styles, as well as a...