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Chronic Wasting Disease

Things You May Have Heard about Chronic Wasting Disease

Things You May Have Heard about Chronic Wasting Disease

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The prominence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the media waxes as new cases are discovered and wanes as the public’s interest fades once the disease’s presence ceases to be novel.  Chronic wasting disease is different from many other deer diseases in that its effects are initially subtle and take months to years to manifest in an animal.  The effects of CWD on populations take even longer to become evident.  In fact, CWD was first detected in free-ranging deer and elk in the early 1980s and only in the past 10 years have scientists been able to document effects of CWD on populations and even then, only in the areas of Colorado and Wyoming where CWD was first detected.


Update on CWD August 7, 2015

Update on CWD August 7, 2015

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