NADeFA News

01-22-2011
Board steps up requirements for farmed cervidae located near CWD-positive wild deer Herds within a ten-mile radius of CWD positive deer will have movement restrictions ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that a wild white-tailed deer in Olmsted County tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). As a result of the DNR's finding, the...
12-23-2010
By Alex Bridges - abridges@nvdaily.com WINCHESTER -- Chronic wasting disease likely could threaten the region's deer population for years, according to the state agency studying the illness. A 4-point buck killed in western Frederick County in late November tested positive for the disease, according to a news release the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The positive test marked only the...
12-11-2010
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn. - A Yale University researcher has found virus-like genetic material within samples of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and scrapie, a finding that challenges scientific consensus on the nature of these deadly brain-wasting diseases. Many scientists say that transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) - including CJD, scrapie and epidemic "mad cow"...
12-05-2010
QUINLAN, Texas - The State of Texas is making final preparations to destroy a Hunt County herd of 75 captive deer on Monday. Officials with Texas Parks and Wildlife say it's a precaution against introducing a devastating illness into the state called chronic wasting disease, or CWD. CWD has been compared to mad cow disease. The animals cannot be tested unless they are dead. However, the...
12-02-2010
MADISON (Press Release) - Final chronic wasting disease results are negative for a white-tailed deer on a northwestern Wisconsin hunting preserve, State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Ehlenfeldt announced Thursday. This means the deer did not have CWD. The National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, reported the test results late Tuesday. Ehlenfeldt released the quarantine that had been in...