NADeFA News

02-14-2012
Pennsylvania Game Commission HARRISBURG, Pa. — Samples taken from the 52 hunter-killed elk during the state’s 2011 hunting season have all tested negative for chronic wasting disease (CWD) and tuberculosis, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s wildlife veterinarian. Cottrell noted that sample collection was greatly facilitated by the cooperation of the elk hunters...
10-05-2011
By Joe Beck -- jbeck@nvdaily.com FRONT ROYAL -- A federal and a state agency will be studying the deer populations in Frederick and Rappahannock counties this fall and winter in an effort to contain the spread of a deadly brain disease. The effort involving the Smithsonian Conservation and Biology Institute and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is scheduled to begin today.The...
09-30-2011
OKLAHOMA CITY - DNA Solutions, Inc. has reached an important milestone. The Oklahoma City genetic testing laboratory recently tested its 100,000th whitetail deer. The DNA testing defines pedigrees that are used to answer breeding questions, design breeding strategies and settle disputes. In 2007, DNA Solutions was hired to create and manage the North American Deer Registry (NADR). This registry...
09-23-2011
Updated: Sep 23, 2011 6:31 AM CDT By Craig McMorris, TV5 Anchor/Reporter SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) - Two white-tailed deer have been diagnosed with epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. It's an often-fatal viral disease found in deer. The two deer were a 1-and-1/2-year-old male and a 3-and-1/2-year-old female. They were collected from a location in Cass...
09-20-2011
Published 9:10 a.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2011 LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan wildlife biologists say two deer in Cass County have been diagnosed with an often-fatal viral disease. The deer tested positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD. The Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday the disease is transmitted by a biting fly. It causes extensive bleeding. Infected deer lose their...