NADeFA News

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...
02-26-2010
BY The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY - State officials have said a captive white-tail deer in northern Linn County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The disease is transmitted from animal to animal or from soil to animal, and there is no risk to domestic animals or humans, the state veterinarian said Thursday. Chronic wasting disease is a neurological disease found in deer, elk...
02-23-2010
In a landmark RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) lawsuit certain to have far-reaching implications for the animal rights movement, Feld Entertainment and the Ringling Brothers circus sued the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), its lawyers, and several other animal rights groups last week. The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) unearthed the lawsuit in...