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Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Disease' started by Titan34, Dec 18, 2018.
Please post your refuting link. I’ll gladly read it.
An excerpt from a study......
"Population data and IHC analysis for CWD.In herd 1, five CWD-positive animals were identified (35.7%) through postmortem testing. Three of these were positive by IHC analysis of brainstem and RLN samples, and each of these was also positive by RAMALT IHC analysis (60%); the remaining two were RLN positive only."
In other words, 5 positives were identified post-mortem. Only 3 of those were detected ante-mortem. Think that matters?
"Among the herd 2 animals, 284 (79.8%) were CWD positive. Two hundred three of these were positive by IHC analysis of brainstem and RLN samples; of these, 119 were also RAMALT positive by IHC analysis."
In other words, in herd two, RAMALT testing missed 84 CWD positive animals that were identified as positive in post-mortem testing.
More testing conclusions from the study.....
"IHC analysis of RAMALT has been under evaluation as a potential diagnostic approach for nearly a decade, and much has been learned about the shortcomings in sensitivity with regard to both the genotype and the clinical stage of the disease. In contrast, RT-QuIC analysis of nasal brush collections from both humans and elk, with mixed success, has only recently been reported (37, 38)."
Would you like more?
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DNR’s bait ban won’t slow deer disease
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
JUL 28, 2018
The DNR has proposed to the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) a statewide ban on baiting (LP only). The Commission will act on the recommendation in the next few weeks and announce on Aug. 9. The purpose is to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD). It won’t work. CWD is spread by bodily fluid exchange, any bodily fluid, not just saliva left on a beet but also buck semen, vaginal fluids, blood sucking insects [TICKS] and more. This proposal will not stop the spread of the disease. On average, bait is on the ground less than one week a year for most hunters. Yet the breeding activity goes on for three months with multiple encounters and copulation fluid-exchange daily with almost all the deer involved. I have read the research and discussed with many state veterinarians and especially the State of Wyoming Veterinarians, where they have never allowed baiting and yet they have the most extensive spread of the disease of any state. With our current knowledge there simply is no known cure, preventative or way to slow the spread, short of lowering the deer population.
I worry that, if this ban goes into law, it will never return. It will be gone forever. Voice your opinion now by writing to the NRC, 525 W. Allegan St., PO Box 30028, Lansing, Mich., 48909 or e-mail the NRC at [email protected]
Added note from Lily: As yourself what has changed in nature? Blood sucking insects is the answer. Specifically the plague like epidemic of Ticks swarming across America due to the rise of the coyote population. We must go to war against ticks and the coyote or we will lose this battle before we recognize the enemy.
But have wild deer with CWD been found dead in Wisconsin? NO there has not been. Also note that Wisconsin has some of the best deer hunting in the union. Trophy deer hunting also as supported with book entries.
Can you share your data that says that deer have not died from CWD?
You are really doing a disservice to hunters by making claims like that, unless you can back it up.
Wisconsin has checked over 226,000 deer. Of those, ~5200 were CWD positive. Of those 5200, less than 10 were officially found dead. This information can be found in the Wisconsin Deer Trustee Recommendation Report.
Estimates of Wisconsin deer numbers in 2017 was around 1,377,100 up 2 percent from 2016 ! lol Hunters killed 322,054 in 2017 !