NADeFA News

06-29-2010
MADISON - Wisconsin and Illinois have reached agreement on guidelines for cooperative management of chronic wasting disease (CWD), the fatal neurological disease of deer that has been confirmed in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois counties. "The wildlife in question - whitetail deer - obviously don't recognize state lines," said DNR Secretary Matt Frank. "Science is telling us that we are...
03-24-2010
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- A cooperative research study between the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University and the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, College Station determined that tissue residues on the 11th day post-treatment in chemically immobilized white-tailed deer were at minimal levels. A total of thirty-three adult white-tailed deer...
03-22-2010
State agencies continue an active and robust tracking plan through which deer near the site are monitored for the disease. Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - The Missouri Departments of Agriculture and Conservation has announced that tests of 50 captive deer sampled in Linn County showed no signs of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Tests were conducted by the USDA National Veterinary Services...
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...