NADeFA News

06-30-2015
Source: Joe Knight   A 7-year-old white-tailed doe from a Fairchild area deer farm that died June 8 had chronic wasting disease, according to state veterinarian Paul McGraw.   The CWD detection announced Wednesday was confirmed recently by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa.   The deer farm, Fairchild Whitetail, is quarantined - live deer cannot be removed unless they are...
06-02-2015
CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA), the nation’s leading voice for the cervid industry, commends Michigan’s measured and responsible response to the state’s first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a free-ranging whitetail deer. The Michigan departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) are working closely with...
05-26-2015
CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA), the nation’s leading voice for the cervid industry, is participating in the Prion 2015 Conference this week, representing the cervid industry at the world’s most preeminent conference focused on prion research. Being held at Prion Research Center at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., Prion 2015 builds on the...
05-21-2015
By Todd Wilkinson, The New West   "It is highly unlikely that CWD will spread naturally to the greater Yellowstone area from the endemic area [in southeast Wyoming]." -Letter written by the late state wildlife veterinarian Tom Thorne, then acting director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, to conservationists on May 28, 2002. How long before the deadly brain disorder chronic wasting disease...
05-11-2015
CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA), the nation’s leading voice for the cervid industry, commends the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s recent decision to rescind the ban on importation of cervids from Indiana. The regulatory rollback became effective May 1, 2015. In a written memorandum, Kentucky State Veterinarian/Executive Director Robert C. Stout, DVM,...