APHIS Supports Projects to Control and Prevent Chronic Wasting Disease

Dan Agri-Business, Environment, USDA-APHIS

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) this week announced the availability of more than $12 million to control and prevent Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in wild and farmed deer and elk. CWD is an infectious, degenerative disease of cervids that causes brain cells to die, ultimately leading to the death of the affected animal. The incubation period can …

Bill Introduced to Combat Chronic Wasting Disease

Dan Environment

This week, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee Glenn “GT” Thompson and Representative Ron Kind of Wisconsin introduced a bipartisan bill to combat chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD is a contagious, neurological disease affecting deer, elk and moose and it is always fatal. There is no known cure for CWD and it is unclear how the disease is transmitted. …


Chronic Wasting Disease: What to Know

Dan Alabama

According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), there have been several reported cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in parts of the Southeast, including Mississippi and Tennessee. CWD is a neurodegenerative disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, moose and caribou. While there are not any reported cases in Alabama, it is important for landowners and outdoor enthusiasts …

Chronic Wasting Disease

Alabama Announces Enhanced Testing Capabilities for Chronic Wasting Disease

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, John McMillan, in cooperation with Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), Chris Blankenship, announce the purchase of new testing equipment at the State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The equipment known as Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) will be dedicated to testing samples for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) …