NADeFA News

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...
10-13-2010
Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ Panel) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the results of the EU survey for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in cervids. Following from past recommendations from the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and EFSA, the European Commission set up a survey aimed at detecting the possible presence of CWD and...
10-09-2010
The Missouri Department of Conservation published a draft elk-restoration plan that addresses concerns about property damage, veterinary diseases and traffic safety. By Jim Low - The Conservation Department posted the 39-page draft plan and a video summarizing the document on its website missouriconservation.org. The plan calls for releasing up to 150 elk into a 346-square-mile area of Shannon,...
10-08-2010
Steamboat Springs - Eight years ago, news of the discovery of chronic wasting disease in Northwest Colorado arrived like a thunderclap, with many communities expressing concern about the impact it would have on hunting in one of the state's best big-game regions. Fortunately, the worst fears have not come to pass. CWD was first described as a clinical syndrome found in captive mule deer in...