As CWD spreads in cervids, states also monitor humans
As a fatal, infectious neurologic disease has spread in deer and elk, researchers want to make sure it can't affect humans.
Removal of antlers (velveting)
If amputation of living, growing antlers of cervids is performed, it must be done humanely and within the bounds of a veterinarian-client-patient…
Chronic wasting disease continues to spread
An always-fatal neurologic disease is contributing to declines in Western deer and elk herds and raising the possibility of local extinctions.
CWD spreading, sometimes long before discovery
About four in 10 wild cervids are infected with CWD in areas of Colorado, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The always-fatal prion disease also can simmer…
APHIS giving $5.7M for projects on chronic wasting disease
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is funding more than 40 projects toward controlling the spread of…
Finding the spreaders of chronic wasting disease
Research teams are working to improve tests used to find the prions that cause chronic wasting disease, track animal movements and interactions…
Healthy reindeer cleared for takeoff
As the official veterinarian of the North Pole, AVMA President Dr. Lori Teller has given Santa’s reindeer the green light to fly! You can take a peek…
APHIS funds CWD control, management programs
More than two dozen states and Native American tribes received $9.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health…
USAHA wants more work on federal programs, rules
USAHA asks federal authorities to invest more to guard against livestock diseases and let veterinarians transport and use controlled
CWD vaccine delays illness in mice
Several vaccine candidates could prolong lives of animals infected with chronic wasting disease and reduce spread of the disease.
From data loss to explosions: how practices can prepare for disasters
Dr. Warren J. Hess didn't think much about disaster preparedness until his mobile practice exploded, with him inside.
USDA takes steps to battle CWD
Chronic wasting disease survey and certification program in the works posted June 1, 2005 The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant…
Fire may help control chronic wasting disease
The prion proteins that cause chronic wasting disease survive for years in soil and are taken up by plants.
Board acts on public health, regulatory medicine-related recommendations
The Executive Board took a number of actions on recommendation from the Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine, including…
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Tuberculosis Eradication in Bovidae and Cervidae in the United States
The AVMA urges the USDA to continue partnering with public and private agencies and stakeholders to respond to, control, and eliminate tuberculosis in…
First successful CWD vaccine tested in deer
The first successful vaccination of deer against chronic wasting disease is reported in the journal Vaccine
Genetic selection may reduce CWD among farmed deer
Researchers found genetic variations in deer may be associated with chronic wasting disease susceptibility.
U.S. veterinarians 2020
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