NADeFA News

06-27-2011
Rabbits are immune to prion diseases. Now one molecular biologist thinks he knows why and says the secret could help in developing a treatment A prion is a misshapen protein that acts like an infectious agent (hence the name, which comes from the words protein and infection). Prions cause a number of fatal diseases such as mad cow disease in cattle, scrapie in sheep and kuru and Creutzfeldt-...
06-25-2011
BY Bridget Murphy COLUMBIA - Thirty-four elk from Kentucky, plus five newborn calves, were released from their three-acre holding pen at Peck Ranch Conservation Area on Wednesday morning. An elk population is returning to Missouri after being absent for 150 years. The release was what is called a "soft release," which began with keeping the elk in the holding pen. On Wednesday, Missouri...
06-20-2011
By James Fuller and Jameel Naqvi A recent mass killing of deer to determine the spread of chronic wasting disease in Kane County and its communities revealed no significant spread of the condition, which is fatal to deer. That's good news for fans of the local deer population. But the outcome could make subsequent testing even more difficult than the latest round. Officials from the Illinois...
06-15-2011
By Gwen Hagaman In last winter's Legislative Session Senate Bill 351 was introduced, which proposed transferring oversight of farm-raised white tail deer and other domestic cervid species (includes red deer, elk and similar breeds) from West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (WVDNR) to West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVAG). The bill sparked controversy regarding views and...
06-09-2011
Detroit Free Press, June 9th, 2011 LANSING - Michigan's wildlife policymakers today voted to end a ban on baiting and feeding of whitetail deer in most of the state's Lower Peninsula. The 4-3 vote by the Natural Resources Commission means baiting will be legal again in most of the Lower Peninsula from Oct. 1 to Jan. 1. The exception is a northeast section where bovine tuberculosis remains a...