News from the region: Statewide By Joe Jerek, Jun 12, 2018 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has expanded its restrictions on feeding deer and placing minerals for deer to seven new counties in response to finding…Read More
June 21, 2018 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today that a 3-year-old doe in Spring Arbor Township (Jackson County) is suspected positive for chronic wasting disease. CWD is a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer,…Read More
06/08/2018 Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced that three captive deer have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania, bringing the total to 49 since the disease was discovered in Pennsylvania in 2012. The disease…Read More
Release Date: June 18, 2018 Media Contacts: Leeann Duwe, Communications Specialist, 608-224-5005 Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020 MADISON – The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that a white-tailed deer from a breeding farm in Marinette County has…Read More
DATCP Confirms Chronic Wasting Disease at Depopulated Iowa County Deer Farm Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection sent this bulletin at 06/11/2018 08:07 AM CDT DATCP Confirms Chronic Wasting Disease at Depopulated Iowa County Deer Farm Release Date:…Read More
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been identified in one reindeer in a captive herd in northern Illinois. Affecting cervids (members of the deer family), CWD is a prion disease that causes brain and nerve issues and has proved…Read More
Release Date: June 1, 2018 Media Contacts: Leeann Duwe, Communications Specialist, 608-224-5005 Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020 MADISON – The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has quarantined a deer farm in Dane County and an elk farm in Richland…Read More
The latest issue of the SCWDS BRIEFS Newsletter is now available online.
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602
Volume 34 April 2018
CWD information begins on page 2
May 23, 2018 Cattle fed extremely high oral doses of chronic wasting disease (CWD)-infected brain material or kept in heavily prion-contaminated facilities for 10 years showed no neurological signs of the disease. The University of Wyoming’s Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory…Read More
GAME COMMISSION EXPANDS CWD RULES HARRISBURG, PA - Pennsylvanians who harvest deer anywhere in New York, Ohio, Maryland or West Virginia no longer may bring them home without first removing the carcass parts with the highest risk of transmitting chronic wasting…Read More
1 MO - MDC EXPANDS DEER FEEDING BAN TO MORE COUNTIES IN RESPONSE TO CWD
2 MI - First case of chronic wasting disease suspected in Jackson County
3 PA - Two Deer on Blair County Hobby Farm, One on Lancaster County Breeding Farm Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
4 WI - DATCP Confirms CWD-Positive Deer in Marinette County
5 WI - DATCP Confirms Chronic Wasting Disease at Depopulated Iowa County Deer Farm
6 IL - CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE (CWD) FOUND IN A CAPTIVE REINDEER IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS
7 DATCP Quarantines Dane County Deer Farm and Richland County Elk Farm due to Positive CWD Results
8 SCWDS Briefs
9 CO /WY - Long-Term Research Shows Domestic Cattle Resist Oral Exposure to Chronic Wasting Disease
10 PA - GAME COMMISSION EXPANDS CWD RULES
What is CWD?
Welcome to the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance's Website.
The mission of the CWD Alliance is to promote responsible and accurate communications regarding CWD, and to support strategies that effectively control CWD to minimize its impact on wild, free-ranging cervids including deer, elk, and moose.
The CWD Alliance and its partner organizations are committed to providing timely, scientifically accurate information regarding chronic wasting disease, its impacts on wildlife and humans, and recommendations for its control.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a transmissible neurological disease of deer and elk that produces small lesions in brains of infected animals. It is characterized by loss of body condition, behavioral abnormalities and death. CWD is classified as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), and is similar to mad cow disease in cattle and scrapie in sheep.