NADeFA News

07-20-2012
SOURCE: Southwest Farm Press The discovery of two mule deer in West Texas confirmed with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) doesn’t pose a crisis to animal health, but it has sparked a response from Texas animal health officials, Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPWD) leaders and a number of cervid breeders in Texas who warn that over reaction, stiff regulations and expensive mandates could create an...
07-10-2012
AUSTIN — Samples from two mule deer recently taken in far West Texas have been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). These are the first cases of CWD detected in Texas deer. Wildlife officials believe the event is currently isolated in a remote part of the state near the New Mexico border. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC...
06-08-2012
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced an interim final rule to establish a national chronic wasting disease (CWD) herd certification program (HCP) and minimum requirements for interstate movement of deer, elk and moose, or cervids, in the United States. Participation in the program will be voluntary. The interim final rule amends...
05-31-2012
KMALand Jefferson City -- The Conservation Department is spreading the word this summer of what it wants the state’s hunters to do to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease in Missouri’s deer herd. CWD is a fatal, degenerative neurological disease effecting the nervous system of cervids like deer, elk and moose. Deer Biologist Jason Sumners says it poses a serious threat. “Long term outlook...
05-26-2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A 500-deer farm in Ramsey County is under quarantine, after chronic wasting disease was detected in a red deer. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says Friday a 2-year-old female deer tested positive for the disease. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports it's the fifth time a farmed animal in the deer family has tested positive for the fatal brain and nervous system disease. The...