NADeFA News

08-18-2010
A Clark County judge's decision that gives Amish farmers the religious right to be exempted from the state's premises identification registration law is not likely to be appealed. District Attorney Darwin Zwieg told WCCN Radio in Neillsville that officials with the Department of Agriculture in Madison recently decided not to pursue an appeal of Judge Jon Counsell's March 9 ruling that the state's...
08-10-2010
None of the 450 deer killed this past winter by sharpshooters in the area of a minor bovine tuberculosis outbreak near Skime, Minn., tested positive for the disease. Michelle Carstensen, wildlife health program coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, said the lab results mark the first time the disease hasn't shown up in winter sampling since sharpshooting began in 2007....
07-26-2010
JUPITER, FL - In a startling new study that involved research on both sides of the Atlantic, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute in Florida and the University College London (UCL) Institute of Neurology in England have shown for the first time that abnormal prions, bits of infectious protein devoid of DNA or RNA that can cause fatal neurodegenerative disease, can suddenly erupt from...
07-16-2010
Discussion about reintroducing elk in Missouri has been revived by the Missouri Conservation Commission. The plan calls for reintroducing elk on Peck Ranch, which is in Carter, Shannon and Reynolds counties, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Conservation. The decision came today during the commission's monthly meeting in Cape Girardeau. Resource scientist Lonnie Hansen...
07-04-2010
Vancouver, BC - Several Canadian researchers have come together to help control the relentless spread of a prion disease, chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk, through vaccines. At the same time they aim to generate safe and effective therapies for common cancers. This simultaneous research is possible thanks to a unique connection they have discovered between the two unrelated diseases...