NADeFA News

08-16-2016
CANTON, Ohio — Managing Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal brain disease of deer and elk, is becoming more and more achievable with the help of deer and elk farmers and the North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA). For several years, NADeFA has supported research into developing live animal tests — utilizing samples collected during herd depopulations — and now these tests are being...
08-11-2016
When developing national and international disease prevention practices for wildlife, it’s important to have a seat at the table. The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA), the nation's leading voice for the cervid industry, was proud to participate in the Wildlife Diseases Association (WDA) Annual International Conference, which was held last in Cortland, New York. “Our deer farming...
08-11-2016
CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA), the nation's leading voice for the cervid industry, constantly strives to education sportsmen and the general public on the real facts about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), and television and on-line broadcasting have been a part of that outreach program for many years. This week, NADeFA invites everyone to watch the latest...
06-30-2016
Led by Claudio Soto, Ph.D., researchers from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have been awarded $11 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study the pathogenesis, transmission and detection of prion diseases - such as chronic wasting disease in deer - that can potentially spread to humans. Prions are...
06-30-2016
CWD and EHD continue to be challenges for the farmed cervid industry, but thanks to advancements in technology and the opening of the National Agricultural Genotyping Center (NAGC), we may be seeing light at the end of the tunnel. I recently had the pleasure of attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the NAGC and was impressed with the variety of equipment and the layout of the labs they put...