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Chronic Wasting Disease discovered on game farm Saskatchewan Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011

Posted Dec 22 2011 1:43pm
Chronic Wasting Disease discovered on game farm

CTV Saskatoon

Date: Wednesday Dec. 21, 2011 5:55 PM CST

Chronic wasting disease has been discovered on another game farm in Saskatchewan. It is the fourth case in the province so far this year.

The latest case involves a white tail deer from a farm in the Prince Albert area. The animal was discovered to be carrying the disease through a mandatory testing program for all animals over the age of 12 months that die on farms.

Canada Food Inspection Agency scientists say the disease poses very little risk to humans.

However, they say to prevent the spread of CWD to other animals or farms it is necessary to slaughter the entire herd.

Alex McIsaac, from CIFA, says slaughter is the only way to do an accurate test. "Unfortunately we don't have a live animal test at this time so that's the only way we can determine how far it has spread, unfortunately it's by destroying animals and using this post-mortem sample."

http://saskatoon.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20111221/sas-cwd-111221/20111221/?hub=Saskatoon



Saskatchewan deer tests positive for fatal disorder

CWD case doesn't raise concern with CFIA

Reported by Brent Bosker First Posted: Dec 20, 2011 8:46am

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has resurfaced in Saskatchewan.

According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), a white tail deer tested positive for the fatal disorder last month on a farm in the Prince Albert district.

The farm where the deer tested positive has been quarantined and the remainder of the herd will be destroyed.

The case isn’t raising any concern with the CFIA who monitors and investigates cases.

“Basically this is about what we would expect to see,” said Alex McIsaac, veterinarian disease control specialist with CFIA.

“We find these cases through surveillance … it’s a mandatory requirement for cervid producers in Saskatchewan to submit heads from animals over 12 months of age that die unexpectedly,” McIssac said.

CWD is a degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system of cervids such as elk, moose and deer.

The disease is a spongy type of legion on the brain that McIssac said causes a number of symptoms.

“We would see a lack of coordination, difficulty walking, separation from herd (so now they don’t feel they’re a part of the herd they’re a little nervous about where they are), excess of salivation (so they drool a lot), depression … and unusual behavior.”

This case comes six months after the last case was reported and is the fourth one this year.

Since surveillance began in 1996 there have been 66 cases across Canada, predominantly in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan had five cases in 2010 and two in 2009.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Karin Yeske.

http://cjme.com/story/saskatchewan-deer-tests-positive-fatal-disorder/37094




Herds infected with Chronic Wasting Disease in Canada in 2011

The CFIA works with provincial governments and industry to conduct regular CWD surveillance. Ongoing provincial surveillance for CWD varies with each particular province's perceived threat and infection status. Testing is mandatory in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Yukon; it is voluntary elsewhere.

In addition, CWD is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Regulations. This means that all suspected cases must be reported to the CFIA.

The following table lists domestic cervid herds confirmed to be infected with CWD in Canada in 2011.

Current as of: 2011-11-30

Date confirmed Location Animal type infected

November 22 Saskatchewan Deer

May 15 Saskatchewan Elk

January 19 Saskatchewan Deer

January 4 Saskatchewan Deer

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/disemala/rep/2011cwdmdce.shtml




CWD ALBERTA CANADA STATISTICS 2011

http://www.srd.alberta.ca/FishWildlife/WildlifeDiseases/ChronicWastingDisease/CWDUpdates/documents/CWD-PositiveStats-WildDeerAlberta-Dec2011.pdf



http://www.environment.gov.sk.ca/cwd



http://www.environment.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=2634b531-ef3e-43da-9dc4-2c7e9cb36cf5



http://www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=4aa45d0a-145a-44ad-b970-0e749381af14



http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/disemala/cwdmdc/cwdmdce.shtml




ALBERTA

http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/rsb7193





YUKON

http://www.emr.gov.yk.ca/agriculture/disease_monitoring.html





Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Management of CWD in Canada: Past Practices, Current Conditions, Current Science, Future Risks and Options

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2011/06/management-of-cwd-in-canada-past.html



see the incredible infection rate from cwd at this game farm in Wisconsin ;



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE CWD WISCONSIN Almond Deer (Buckhorn Flats) Farm Update DECEMBER 2011

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2011/12/chronic-wasting-disease-cwd-wisconsin.html



Monday, January 05, 2009

CWD, GAME FARMS, BAITING, AND POLITICS

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2009/01/cwd-game-farms-baiting-and-politics.html


http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2008/08/cwd-feeding-and-baiting-piles.html



http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/




http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/



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Fri, 22 Sep 2006 09:05:59 –0500

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2011/11/human-prion-disease-and-relative-risk.html




Monday, June 27, 2011

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http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2011/06/zoonotic-potential-of-cwd-experimental.html




Friday, March 4, 2011

Alberta dairy cow found with mad cow disease

http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2011/03/alberta-dairy-cow-found-with-mad-cow.html




Wednesday, August 11, 2010

REPORT ON THE INVESTIGATION OF THE SIXTEENTH CASE OF BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY (BSE) IN CANADA

http://bse-atypical.blogspot.com/2010/08/report-on-investigation-of-sixteenth.html




Thursday, August 19, 2010

REPORT ON THE INVESTIGATION OF THE SEVENTEENTH CASE OF BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY (BSE) IN CANADA

http://bseusa.blogspot.com/2010/08/report-on-investigation-of-seventeenth.html




Thursday, February 10, 2011

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http://madcowtesting.blogspot.com/2011/02/transmissible-spongiform-encephalopathy.html



Thursday, August 19, 2010


SCRAPIE CANADA UPDATE Current as of 2010-07-31

The following table lists sheep flocks and/or goat herds confirmed to be infected with scrapie in Canada in 2010.

Current as of: 2010-07-31

http://nor-98.blogspot.com/2010/08/scrapie-canada-update-current-as-of.html



Increased Atypical Scrapie Detections

Press reports indicate that increased surveillance is catching what otherwise would have been unreported findings of atypical scrapie in sheep. In 2009, five new cases have been reported in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. With the exception of Quebec, all cases have been diagnosed as being the atypical form found in older animals. Canada encourages producers to join its voluntary surveillance program in order to gain scrapie-free status. The World Animal Health will not classify Canada as scrapie-free until no new cases are reported for seven years. The Canadian Sheep Federation is calling on the government to fund a wider surveillance program in order to establish the level of prevalence prior to setting an eradication date. Besides long-term testing, industry is calling for a compensation program for farmers who report unusual deaths in their flocks.

http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/This%20Week%20in%20Canadian%20Agriculture%20%20%20%20%20Issue%2028_Ottawa_Canada_11-6-2009.pdf


The most recent assessments (and reassessments) were published in June 2005 (Table I; 18), and included the categorisation of Canada, the USA, and Mexico as GBR III. Although only Canada and the USA have reported cases, the historically open system of trade in North America suggests that it is likely that BSE is present also in Mexico.



http://www.oie.int/boutique/extrait/06heim937950.pdf



http://nor-98.blogspot.com/2011/06/usda-scrapie-report-for-april-2011-new.html




Wednesday, February 16, 2011

IN CONFIDENCE

SCRAPIE TRANSMISSION TO CHIMPANZEES

IN CONFIDENCE

http://scrapie-usa.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-confidence-scrapie-transmission-to.html



Sunday, April 18, 2010

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http://scrapie-usa.blogspot.com/2010/04/scrapie-and-atypical-scrapie.html




Monday, April 25, 2011

Experimental Oral Transmission of Atypical Scrapie to Sheep

Volume 17, Number 5-May 2011

http://nor-98.blogspot.com/2011/04/experimental-oral-transmission-of.html



Monday, November 30, 2009

USDA AND OIE COLLABORATE TO EXCLUDE ATYPICAL SCRAPIE NOR-98 ANIMAL HEALTH CODE

http://nor-98.blogspot.com/2009/11/usda-and-oie-collaborate-to-exclude.html



I strenuously urge the USDA and the OIE et al to revoke the exemption of the legal global trading of atypical Nor-98 scrapie TSE. ...TSS


Friday, February 11, 2011

Atypical/Nor98 Scrapie Infectivity in Sheep Peripheral Tissues

http://nor-98.blogspot.com/2011/02/atypicalnor98-scrapie-infectivity-in.html


PRICE OF MAD COW TSE PRION POKER GOES UP $$$


NATURAL FIELD CASE OF BSE TO A GOAT ;



Saturday, December 3, 2011


Isolation of Prion with BSE Properties from Farmed Goat Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011






Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Incidence of CJD Deaths Reported by CJD-SS in Canada as of July 31, 2010

http://creutzfeldt-jakob-disease.blogspot.com/2010/08/incidence-of-cjd-deaths-reported-by-cjd.html



Thursday, August 4, 2011

Terry Singeltary Sr. on the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Public Health Crisis, Date aired: 27 Jun 2011 (SEE VIDEO)

http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2011/08/terry-singeltary-sr-on-creutzfeldt.html



Sunday, August 21, 2011

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http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2011/08/british-disease-or-disease-gone-global.html


Saturday, March 5, 2011

MAD COW ATYPICAL CJD PRION TSE CASES WITH CLASSIFICATIONS PENDING ON THE RISE IN NORTH AMERICA

http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2011/03/mad-cow-atypical-cjd-prion-tse-cases.html




TSS
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