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APHIS Announces Finalized Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program Standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has finalized the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Herd Certification Program Standards that were originally published on March 29, 2018 for stakeholder feedback. APHIS made revisions to the standards based on input from internal and external stakeholders, including Read more…

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Approves Statement on the Cause of Chronic Wasting Disease

Washington D.C. (March 12, 2019)- Last week, at the 84th North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference, state directors approved a statement entitled Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Statement on Chronic Wasting Disease Etiology during the of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies business meeting. This statement was Read more…

CWD Update

U.S. Congress Representative Ron Kind (WI) introduced H.R.4454 – Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act on November 21, 2017. Details, including bill text, can be found at: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4454. Senator Jon Tester (MT) introduced S.2252 – Chronic Wasting Disease Support for States Act on December 19, 2017. Details, including bill text, can Read more…

CWD Update

International Updates Norway The following release was issued by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute on November 15, 2017 (https://www.vetinst.no/nyheter/surveillance-and-eradication-efforts-towards-cwd): Surveillance and eradication efforts towards CWD Surveillance and eradication efforts towards Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Norwegian free-ranging reindeer proceeds. Around 700 animals were taken out during the 2017 hunting season, leaving Read more…

Key Sportsman Groups Endorse Rep. Kind’s Bipartisan Bill to Manage and Prevent the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

  La Crosse, WI – Today, key sportsman groups endorsed Rep. Kind’s bipartisan Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act. The bill will support state and tribal efforts to develop and implement management strategies as well as support research regarding the causes of chronic wasting disease and methods to control the further Read more…

CWD Update

    State and Provincial Updates Wisconsin The following press release was issued by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) on October 20, 2017 (https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/News_Media/WaupacaCWDPositive20171020.aspx): CWD-positive white-tailed deer found on Waupaca County hunting ranch MADISON – Two white-tailed deer from a hunting ranch in Waupaca County Read more…

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