NADeFA News

03-14-2010
The Tuberculosis (TB) Serum Bank includes samples collected from cervids and, thanks to your efforts, 320 additional cervid samples were submitted in 2009. Previously submitted samples have been extremely valuable to diagnostic companies developing tests to detect TB in both bovines and cervids. However, many of the samples previously submitted to the serum bank contained small volumes of 1-3...
03-12-2010
The first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in an Utah elk has been confirmed by state wildlife officials. Lymph nodes from 1,400 animals -- the bulk of them mule deer and elk, but also some moose -- were collected last fall during the hunting seasons. Results from Utah State University were returned to Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) officials recently. Five of the mule deer samples...
03-11-2010
Colorado State University researchers have developed a device for use in the field that can identify both active tuberculosis infection and dormant microbes, which could flare up into full-blown illness* By Adam Marcus Scientific American Online University of Colorado researchers have developed a device for use in the field that can identify both active tuberculosis infection and dormant microbes...
03-10-2010
An Amish farmer in Clark County has won his fight against the state's livestock registration law, which he argued violates his religious beliefs. The case against Emanuel Miller Jr. of Loyal was the first in the state against an Amish farmer over refusal to obey the 2005 mandatory livestock registration law, aimed at controlling outbreaks of disease. It requires owners of premises where livestock...
03-09-2010
Pratt, Kan. - Chronic wasting disease remains rare among the Kansas deer population - much rarer than epizootic hemorrhagic disease, which exhibits remarkably similar symptoms, and there's no evidence that CWD can be transmitted to humans. So why are Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department scientists concerned by the 10 confirmed cases from the 2009 hunting season and a presumptive 11th? "Diseases...