Chronic Waste Disease

Every up incoming deer season, you always hear about that one disease that is killing off all our deer. The year before last, it was blue tongue disease. The last two years, it has been chronic wasting disease. CWD is a disease in which kills slowly eroding holes in its victim’s brains. Chronic wasting disease is part of a family of diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. This family includes mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. All of these diseases are believe to be caused by proteins that aren’t folded normally.
Fortunately, CWD has not been in found in Kentucky and it cannot be passed to a human. Even though, it can’t infect a human, it is ...

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infected could not show signs until years later. Even when they are symptom-free, they are shedding the infection into the environment, which could later infect other animals.
Chronic wasting disease has an impact on hunting. Studies show that in Colorado, the number of deer that is decreasing could just be from CWD alone. The disease can still have a major impact on deer hunting even if it doesn’t wipe out the species population. Studies shown in Wisconsin say that 11 percent of their sales for licenses went down after their discoveries of the outbreak of CWD in their state. The last thing any state needs is for another reason for some hunters to give up the sport.
We can help reduce the risk of CWD getting into Kentucky by being aware of Kentucky’s laws regarding the importation and movement of live and dead cervids and report violators. It is against the law to bring in the intact spinal column, nervous system tissues and brain of deer or elk you harvest in states ...

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Added: 3/31/2011 04:27:38 PM
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Category: Diseases & Disorders
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