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Chronic Wasting Disease Not Detected in Ohio Deer out of only 519 samples taken from approximately 720,000 deer March 18, 2013

Posted Jun 27 2013 1:36pm
Chronic Wasting Disease Not Detected in Ohio Deer out of only 519 samples taken from approximately 720,000 deer March 18, 2013



 For Immediate Release


 March 18, 2013


 Chronic Wasting Disease Not Detected in Ohio Deer


 CWD testing performed by Ohio Department of Agriculture



 REYNOLDSBURG, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced today that testing of Ohio's deer herd found no evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD is a degenerative brain disease that affects elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer.



 According to the ODNR Division of Wildlife, state and federal agriculture and wildlife officials collected 519 samples in 2012. For the 11th consecutive year, all samples were negative for CWD. Since CWD was first discovered in the late 1960s in the western United States, there has been no evidence that the disease can be transmitted to humans.



 Since 2002, the ODNR Division of Wildlife, in conjunction with the ODA Division of Animal Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife and Veterinary Services, has conducted surveillance throughout the state for CWD. While CWD has never been found in Ohio's deer herd, it had been diagnosed in wild and captive deer, moose, or elk in 22 states and two Canadian provinces. Since CWD was discovered in the western United States in the late 1960s, there has been no evidence that the disease can be transmitted to humans.



 The ODNR Division of Wildlife continues to carefully monitor the health of Ohio's wild deer herd throughout the year. Visit ohioagriculture.gov or wildohio.com for the latest information on CWD or the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance at cwd-info.org. All CWD testing is performed at the ODA Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.



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 For more information, contact:

 Erica Hawkins, ODA Office of Communications

 614-752-9817

 Vicki Ervin, ODNR Office of Communications

 614-265-6325



  http://www.agri.ohio.gov/public_docs/news/2013/03.18.13%20Chronic%20Wasting%20Disease%20Not%20Detected%20in%20Ohio%20Deer.pdf






 2011 UPDATE

 The fall herd is estimated at 725,000 deer


  http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/wild_resourcessubhomepage/ResearchandSurveys/WildlifePopulationStatusLandingPage/WhitetailedDeer/tabid/19330/Default.aspx






 519 samples tested for cwd from some 720,000 + deer, still not near enough CWD testing, in my opinion, to properly account for CWD in the Ohio cervid population. ...tss





 901:1-1-02 Recordkeeping for captive whitetail deer.

 (A) Beginning one hundred-eighty days after the effective date of this rule, owners of monitored captive deer, captive deer with status, and captive deer with certified chronic wasting disease status shall maintain a current inventory report which shall include the following information on animals present in the herd:

 (1) Identification numbers from required identification in rule 901:1-1-01 of the Administrative Code;

 (2) Sex and age;

 (3) Date of entry and herd of origin of acquired animals

 (4) Movement of animals including identification, date and reason for movement:

 (a) All incoming animals including breeding animals and fawns must be included on the inventory.

 (b) All animals leaving the herd for any reason, including death, must be reported on the inventory.

 (B) Owners of monitored captive deer shall report to the chief, division of animal health or his representative the following information:

 (1) Animals which escape or are stolen from herd enclosure must be reported within twenty-four hours upon discovery with the following information:

 (a) Identification numbers from required identification in rule 901:1-1-01 of the Administrative Code;

 (b) Sex and date of birth; and,

 (c) Date of escape or theft;

 (2) Acquisitions to the herd. The following information must be supplied for any animals entering the herd for any reason:

 (a) Identification numbers from required identification rule 901:1-1-01 of the Administrative Code;

 (b) Sex, date of birth, date acquired;

 (c) From whom they were purchased with name address and status of herd of origin; within seven days of entering herd.

 (C) Any captive whitetail deer that escapes or is stolen, and is subsequently returned to the owner must be reported to the department immediately. The date of return to the herd is for the purposes of this chapter the date the return is reported to the department. The chief, division of animal health, may quarantine or revoke the chronic wasting disease status of a returned animal.

 (D) Records must be retained on each animal for five years after removal from the herd for any reason.

 Effective: 10/15/2012 R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/15/2017 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 943.24 Rule Amplifies: 943.24



  http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/901:1-1-02



  http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/901%3A1-1



  http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/1501:31-19-04





 Scrapie Ohio


  http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/901%3A1-13






 see higher rate of scrapie in goats in Ohio


  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_diseases/scrapie/downloads/yearly_report.pdf






 Friday, March 16, 2012

 OHIO TURNS OVER CERVID GAME FARMS (and CWD risk) TO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, GOD HELP THEM

 As Passed by the Senate

 129th General Assembly Regular Session 2011-2012 Am. H. B. No. 389



  http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2012/03/ohio-turns-over-cervid-game-farms-and.html







 cwd not detected in Ohio deer 2012



  http://www.qdma.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55767







 Monday, June 11, 2012

 OHIO Captive deer escapees and non-reporting


  http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2012/06/ohio-captive-deer-escapees-and-non.html







 captive cervid breeding


  http://wildlife.org/documents/policy/fact-sheets/captive-cervid-breeding.pdf






 Thursday, June 20, 2013

 atypical, BSE, CWD, Scrapie, Captive Farmed shooting pens (livestock), Wild Cervids, Rectal Mucosa Biopsy 2012 USAHA Proceedings, and CJD TSE prion Update


  http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2013/06/atypical-bse-cwd-scrapie-captive-farmed.html






 Monday, June 24, 2013

 The Effects of Chronic Wasting Disease on the Pennsylvania Cervid Industry Following its Discovery


  http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-effects-of-chronic-wasting-disease.html







 Tuesday, June 25, 2013


 Emerging Infectious Diseases (-$2.425 million) This request includes funds to focus on necessary activities for prion disease


 A FOOLISH MOVE BY THE GOVERNMENT...TSS



  http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2013/06/emerging-infectious-diseases-2.html






 tss
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