Sunday, January 24, 2016
we have not heard much from IOWA lately on CWD from 2015 final hunt results, to date, but here is the latest on their site on CWD TSE PRION...
IOWA CHRONIC WASTING TSE PRION DISEASE UPDATE
DNR To Continue Surveillance for Chronic Wasting Disease Hunting
11/17/2015 4:13:00 PM
The Iowa DNR’s wildlife staff will be collecting tissue samples during Iowa’s shotgun deer seasons to test for the presence of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Iowa’s wild deer herd.
The effort will concentrate in Allamakee County after four wild deer tested positive for CWD, and on portions of northeast and eastern Iowa near Wisconsin and Illinois, south-central Iowa near Missouri, as well as in Pottawattamie, Cerro Gordo and Buchanan counties, following positive tests in the past from captive facilities and wild deer in or near those counties.
Most of the 4,500 samples the DNR hopes to collect will be taken during the first half of December, as more than 120,000 hunters take part in Iowa’s shotgun deer seasons. Sampling involves removing and testing the brain stem and lymph nodes of mature deer.
Many hunters voluntarily contribute samples of their harvested deer for these testing efforts. Most samples are obtained by wildlife staff, checking with hunters in the field or at home processing points.
Hunters willing to provide samples may contact the DNR regionally to arrange collection. In Allamakee, Clayton and Winneshiek counties, call 563-380-3422; in Dubuque, Jackson, Clinton, Scott and Delaware counties, call 563-357-2035; in Davis, Wapello, Van Buren and Jefferson counties, call 641-799-0793; in Wayne, Appanoose and Monroe counties, call 641-203-6185; in Pottawattamie County, call 712-350-0147; in Cerro Gordo County, call 641-425-2814; and in Buchanan County, call 319-213-2815.
Since 2002, more than 51,000 wild deer in Iowa have been tested, with four positive CWD results in the wild herd detected in Allamakee County, the first in 2013.
Iowa DNR’s website provides information about CWD and other information on infectious disease at: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/DeerHunting/CWDEHDInformation.aspx
CWD Cases in Iowa: Allamakee and Davis Counties
In April 2014, the DNR was notified that a deer harvested south of Harpers Ferry in Yellow River State Forest during the 2013 regular gun season tested positive for CWD. This was the first known case of CWD in a wild deer in the state.
In January 2015 three more CWD positives were reported for deer harvested in 2014 from Allamakee County. The DNR is implementing a special CWD surveillance plan in Allamakee County while continuing to implement its existing CWD testing protocols statewide.
As a result of public meetings on February 17, 2015 in Harper’s Ferry and Waukon, the DNR and local constituents agreed to begin an intensive sample collection effort in the surveillance area, defined as the sections adjacent to, and including, the sections where the four positive animals were found. The goal of this intensive surveillance is to provide more information on the extent and prevalence of CWD in this area. This information will then be used to guide decisions for future surveillance efforts and hunting seasons. Additional deer will be collected beginning on February 21 until March 15th OR when an additional 200 samples are obtained. The samples will bring the total number collected in the intensive surveillance area to 300, which will provide a better understanding of the extent and prevalence of CWD in this area. Only adult deer will be sampled. Cooperators will be issued permits to collect deer in the intensive surveillance area only through local DNR wildlife staff.
Allamakee CWD Surveillance Area Map
In 2012, three deer tested positive for CWD on a shooting preserve among captive deer in Davis County. This was the first time CWD was discovered in the state. These positives were confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Lab in Ames, Iowa. Below are the Emergency Order, the Emergency Consent Order, and the Final Decision of the Natural Resource Commission related to the discovery of CWD-positive deer at the preserve.
On Feb. 13th, an Iowa District Court Judge ruled that the Natural Resources Commission and Department of Natural Resources do not have authority under current Iowa law to impose a quarantine on the land and compel the owners to maintain fencing around the former hunting preserve.
That ruling is available on a link below.
The Natural Resources Commission has voted unanimously to appeal the district court ruling and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office has filed a motion to stay the ruling until the requested judicial review can take place.
◾ DNR Emergency Order, issued June 6, 2013
◾ DNR Emergency Consent Order, agreed upon July 3, 2013
◾Final Decision of the Natural Resource Commission, issued May 28, 2014
◾Iowa District Court Ruling February 13, 2015
Chronic Wasting Disease
In 2013– 2014 Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) staff collected brainstems and medial retropharyngeal lymph nodes from 4,040 (62 targeted, 10% road kills, 38% adult males) wild (Fig. 2) and 304 captive whitetail deer, 4 free-ranging elk, 1 red deer and 1 fallow deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing. Twenty samples from wild deer, 3 from elk and the red and fallow deer were submitted to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa and 4,325 (4,020 wild and 304 captive deer and 1 free-ranging elk) samples were submitted to Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Although the majority of samples (38%) from wild deer were collected from eleven counties in northeast Iowa, the area closest to the Wisconsin and Illinois CWD endemic areas and Minnesota’s southeast containment area, sampling effort also concentrated on 3 areas surrounding captive facilities that had animals test positive in Iowa in 2012. Twenty two percent were from south-central Iowa. This area is north of the area where Missouri’s positive CWD deer have been found. Since 2002, Iowa has tested 50,998 wild deer and 3,429 captive deer and elk. Three captive deer collected by IDNR staff in 2012 tested positive for presence of PrP protein. On April 8, 2014, notification was received from NVSL confirming CWD in a sample collected from an adult wild male white-tailed deer harvested during the fall firearms season in Allamakee County in northeast Iowa. This is the first positive from wild deer to date. Efforts are currently underway to gather additional information on the deer herd in the vacitinity where the positive animal was harvested.
Iowa CWD sample location sites for wild deer, 2013-14.
For Immediate Release Thursday, October 2, 2014
Dustin Vande Hoef 515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell) or Dustin.VandeHoef@IowaAgriculture.gov
*** TEST RESULTS FROM CAPTIVE DEER HERD WITH CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE RELEASED 79.8 percent of the deer tested positive for the disease ***
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced that the test results from the depopulation of a quarantined captive deer herd in north-central Iowa showed that 284 of the 356 deer, or 79.8% of the herd, tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
*** see history of this CWD blunder here ;
On June 5, 2013, DNR conducted a fence inspection, after gaining approval from surrounding landowners, and confirmed that the fenced had been cut or removed in at least four separate locations; that the fence had degraded and was failing to maintain the enclosure around the Quarantined Premises in at least one area; that at least three gates had been opened;and that deer tracks were visible in and around one of the open areas in the sand on both sides of the fence, evidencing movement of deer into the Quarantined Premises.
***79.8 percent of the deer tested positive for the disease ***
***test results from the depopulation of a quarantined captive deer herd in north-central Iowa showed that 284 of the 356 deer, or 79.8% of the herd, tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). ***
For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Dustin Vande Hoef 515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell) or Dustin.VandeHoef@IowaAgriculture.gov Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services 1
TEST RESULTS FROM CAPTIVE DEER HERD WITH CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE RELEASED 79.8 percent of the deer tested positive for the disease
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced that the test results from the depopulation of a quarantined captive deer herd in north-central Iowa showed that 284 of the 356 deer, or 79.8% of the herd, tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The owners of the quarantined herd have entered into a fence maintenance agreement with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, which requires the owners to maintain the 8’ foot perimeter fence around the herd premises for five years after the depopulation was complete and the premises had been cleaned and disinfected
CWD is a progressive, fatal, degenerative neurological disease of farmed and free-ranging deer, elk, and moose. There is no known treatment or vaccine for CWD. CWD is not a disease that affects humans.
On July 18, 2012, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) National Veterinary Services Lab in Ames, IA confirmed that a male white tail deer harvested from a hunting preserve in southeast IA was positive for CWD. An investigation revealed that this animal had just been introduced into the hunting preserve from the above-referenced captive deer herd in north-central Iowa.
The captive deer herd was immediately quarantined to prevent the spread of CWD. The herd has remained in quarantine until its depopulation on August 25 to 27, 2014.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship participated in a joint operation to depopulate the infected herd with USDA Veterinary Services, which was the lead agency, and USDA Wildlife Services.
Federal indemnity funding became available in 2014. USDA APHIS appraised the captive deer herd of 376 animals at that time, which was before depopulation and testing, at $1,354,250. At that time a herd plan was developed with the owners and officials from USDA and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
Once the depopulation was complete and the premises had been cleaned and disinfected, indemnity of $917,100.00 from the USDA has been or will be paid to the owners as compensation for the 356 captive deer depopulated.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship operates a voluntary CWD program for farms that sell live animals. Currently 145 Iowa farms participate in the voluntary program. The above-referenced captive deer facility left the voluntary CWD program prior to the discovery of the disease as they had stopped selling live animals. All deer harvested in a hunting preserve must be tested for CWD.
*** Federal indemnity funding became available in 2014. USDA APHIS appraised the captive deer herd of 376 animals at that time, which was before depopulation and testing, at $1,354,250.
*** At that time a herd plan was developed with the owners and officials from USDA and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
*** Once the depopulation was complete and the premises had been cleaned and disinfected, indemnity of $917,100.00 from the USDA has been or will be paid to the owners as compensation for the 356 captive deer depopulated.
SEE A FEW OF WISCONSIN CWD ENTITLEMENT PAYOUTS TO CAPTIVE OWNERS ;
$298,770 + $465,000
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Wisconsin Captive CWD Lotto Pays Out Again indemnity payment of $298,770 for 228 white-tailed deer killed on farm
this does not look good ;
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Wisconsin Second CWD-positive deer found in Oneida County 5-year-old buck shot at Three Lakes Trophy Ranch LLC agency received the CWD-positive report on the animal Dec. 29
course in Texas, we still don’t know the true captive cwd count. more to come there ;
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Texas new interim rule governing Deer Management Permit (DMP) activities as part of the state’s response to the detection of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in captive deer populations
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Texas Chronic Wasting Disease Response Update and Interim Deer Management Permit Rules Recommended Adoption of Proposed Rules
or, just follow the money (see at bottom)
Thursday, January 21, 2016
INDIANA With end of long legal challenge last year, high-fence hunting operations currently unregulated
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Iowa DNR Meeting to Discuss Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer Set for Oct 13th in Bloomfield
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Iowa Two Wild Deer Test Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Allamakee County
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Iowa : Chronic Wasting Disease Detected for First Time in Wild Iowa Deer
kind regards, terry