Thursday, November 30, 2017

Norway Animal welfare surveillance at Nordfjella Skrantesjuke CWD TSE Prion Update

please understand this is translated via web translation machine, could be errors, i don't speak Norwegian...terry

Norway Animal welfare surveillance at Nordfjella Skrantesjuke CWD TSE Prion

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FSA Region East Prosecutor: Andre Høva Tel: 22 40 00 00/22777828 Email: (Remember the recipient's name) Mailing address: Joint Mail Receipt, PO Box 383 2381 Brumunddal Fax: 23 21 68 01 ENVIRONMENTAL DIRECTORATE TRONDHEIM Mailbox 5672 Torgarden 7485 TRONDHEIM 

Your ref: 

Our ref: 2017/242070 

Date: November 24, 2017 

Company No: 985399077 audit We refer to the inspection of the business in the base area of ​​Hemsedalsfjellet. November 9, 2017 - 15. November 2017. 

The inspection was carried out by Senior Adviser Øivind Gaden, Senior Adviser Harald Øverby and Special Inspector Andre Høva. Operational leader and deputy leader Nordfjella Petter Braaten was present during the inspection. 

Supervision included 

• Government withdrawal of wild herring in Nordfjella zone 1 


Animal welfare has been monitored, implementation of contraceptive measures and handling of animal waste in connection with state felling of reindeer from zone 1 in Nordfjella. 

The state decay of reindeer is carried out as part of the remediation plan to remove it infectious disease CWD from Nordfjella. 

The 2 fellows who have been in activity during this period of supervision has had its first week of the week. 

This period has therefore been one run-in period with review of important routines at the same time as the deletion has occurred time. 

Prevention measures Infection preventive measures have been taken at the deployment of the Fellowships Breistølen. 

These measures consist of the establishment of a contagion as all crews passes on the way in and out of field operations. 

All outerwear and boots used in Fields are stored in the unclean part of the infection loop. 

The Operational Leader and Head of Division have a responsibility to instruct the fellows in the use of slus. 

A distinction has also been made between reint and ureous area in the outdoor area of ​​Breistølen. 

Implementation of contraceptive measures on Breistølen has been considered satisfactory this period of supervision. 

A scheme has been established for contraceptive measures on the base area where the animals are taken for sampling and storage. 

The base area is blocked with barrier or barrier wire which is clearly marked with "Prohibited - Contagious Animal Disease-Food Safety Authority". 

The operated with different zones within the barrier. 

Areas that must be trafficked by trucks / Trailers picking up containers and other goods are kept as little as possible contaminated. 

The droplet area where expensive dropped from a helicopter or relieved from the scooter trailer, and the area

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Expensive animals in the rubbish halls are considered to be highly contaminated. 

There is a great risk spread of infection if people enter the deserted area without adherence contraceptive measures. 

It is already this first week of field an animal that has been detected CWD infection. 

Each new team is instructed on what contraceptive measures may be required carried out in the base area. 

Fellinglagenes motivation for and ability to implement established contraceptive measures are considered to be good. 

Handling of animal waste All waste from dead reindeer is handled as animal by-product category 1. 

This implies that The waste is treated in a manner that inactivates CWD prions. 

The base area is stored cadavers in closed steel containers. 

The monitoring of animal welfare during state felling is performed by the following methods: 

- Review of the electronic logs conducted daily by SNO's staffing staff. 

-Valuation of shot damage to killed animals transported to the base station. Everyone Dead and killed animals are transported to the base station for sampling and further handling as contagious material. 

- Evaluation of nutritional status of a variety of animals using visual examination of bone marrow from metacarpus and / or metatarsus (pipes) 

Results of the audit during the period 09.11.-11.15.2017: Review of logs: The field activity log shows that there are 64 animals in the period 07.11.-15.11. 

This includes 5 calves, 20 simles and 39 bends. 

No animal is injured and no animal is found dead for other reasons than felling. 

Weather and road conditions have been impossible for 2 days, while they have been demanding 6 days in this 9-day period. 

Helicopter is used for transportation of fellows into the area and for transport of wild animals .From 10.11. snowmobiles are used daily of the fellowships. 

Snowmobiles are not used in the actual fall situation, but for transportation of personnel in the mountains and for transport of wild animals from the mountain. 

The stab log shows that the commonweed is in contact with reindeer flocks of varying sizes all the days they are in the mountains. 

There are both clean buckets and mixing flocks. 

The distance expensive Escape after ejection or shock varies a lot. 

There have been reports of eruptions from 200 meters to 7 km. 

Poor vision has meant that it is not possible to observe distance expensive flights more of days. 

No clear pattern is observed in the clearance range depending on the size of the flock and type animals in the herd. 

Flight distance is a parameter that shows how expensive is responding felling activity. 

Observed changes in hot spots over time will indicate if one occurs addiction (habituation) over time or, if not, if the hot spot increases as a sign of increased fear reaction. 

These are factors that may affect nutritional status development at expensive over time. 

Currently, too few observations are based on the fact that it can be done assessments in relation to this. 

Assessment of injury injuries: 

51 animals were observed inside the rubbish hall on the base area. 

The observed shooting injuries are considered to be in accordance with the registrations in the field activity log. 

13 wild animals were not transported to the base station upon termination of supervision 15.11. at. 12.30. 

Nutritional Assessment:

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Nutritional status of animals is observed by looking at the amount of fat in the bone marrow in the tube bones of your number of reindeer every week. 

The bone marrow is used as an indicator of fat reserves expensive in the body. 

When the bone marrow is almost free from fat, the animal is critically decomposed. 

The purpose of these The observations are to detect if there is a critical change in the amount of fat in the bone marrow. 

The fat amount is judged in this context on a scale from 1 to 3 where 1 is approximately fat free margin while 3 is high fat fat. 

The investigations will mainly be done on simals and calves. 

If possible, at least 10 calves and 5 simals will be examined each week. 

Examination of nutritional status of feline reindeer was started 15.11. 

At that time was 2 simals and 1 calf available for examination. 

These had all bone marrow with a lot of fat, class 3 5 bends were also examined. 

1 of these had low fat content in the margin, category 2 low. 

3 of These had moderate fat content in the margin, category 2 high. 

1 of the bows had fat content Category 3. 

The bucks have been through a long period of time where they have consumed a lot the stored fat reserves. 

It is therefore not considered as abnormal that the bucks are lower fat content in the bone marrow. 

By examining fat reserves in the under skin, on the breast and on the breast side bones, it was observed that the bows were virtually free of visible fat in these places. 

The Fielded animals have had a lot of gone in the stomach / intestinal system. 

Assessment of the effectiveness of the withdrawal in relation to animal welfare 

There are fields 64 rein from the felling started 07.11. until the end of this inspection period 15.11. 

During this 9-day period there have been 2 days of impossible weather conditions with little activity of fellows in the mountains. 

One of these 2 days was a 2-team race Out in the mountains, the other day there was no one in the mountains. 

On such days, you will have a lot of peace. 

It is considered as animal welfare favorable to expensive gets such natural rest days. 

It has been 39 crash situations spread over 8 days with crews in the mountains. 

Fellinger has during this period occurred in flocks from few animals to 2-300 animals. 

A large number of 600 animals is observed. 

It is considered as animal welfare favorable to expensive is spread on many flockes. 

This causes less folding activity around each class. 

The shooting situations are also safer and more transparent. 

The results of the assessment nutritional status of animals are considered normal. 

After this period of supervision, we consider that the animal welfare load on the expensive is acceptable. 

This has been a start-up period for the fellowships. 

The failure has nevertheless started well with acceptable efficiency in relation to the number of shooting situations. 


In this regard, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority has considered animal welfare by state withdrawal as acceptable. 

This assessment is based on the fact that the ongoing deletion of reinsdyra is carried out to eradicate the infectious prion disease CWD from the wildlife area in Nordfjella. 

It is adopted that wild fauna in Nordfjella zone 1 must be removed by 01.05.2018. 

To achieve this goal it will be necessary to expose expensive to human activity through the winter 2017/2018. 

It will be supervised with the welfare of state withdrawals every week as long as the precipitation is ongoing and the results of the inspections will be considered continuously.

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Your Ref: - Our Ref: 2017/242070 - Date: November 24, 2017 Page 4 of 4 

See the rules and rights. 

With regards Astri ham department This document is electronically approved and sent without signature. 

Documents that may have a signature are also sent in paper version. Attachments: Rules and Rights

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Your Ref: - Our Ref: 2017/242070 - Date: November 24, 2017 

Rules and Rights 

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority may supervise and make necessary decisions The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is authorized by law to supervise and make necessary decisions. 

The homeland of this case is food law section 23 / animal welfare act § 30. You are entitled to receive guidance on the regulations This means that you may require to know which regulatory framework applies, where you find the rules and how the regulations must be understood. 

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority can not provide specific advice on how to comply with the regulations. 

The duty to to guide the consequences of section 11 of the Public Administration Act. 

We have considered the matter according to these regulations • FOR 2002-06-27 No. 732: Regulations June 27th. 2002 No. 732 on combating animal diseases (regulation on combating animal diseases) • FOR 2016-09-14 No. 1064: Regulations 14 Sep. 2016 No. 1064 on animal by-products not calculated on consumption (animal by-product regulation) • Act June 19th. 2009 No. 97 on animal welfare (animal welfare law)

Nyhetsbrev fra Mattilsynet

Tilsyn av dyrevelferd på Nordfjella

Som et ledd i kampen mot den dødelige dyresykdommen skrantesjuke, skal villreinstammen på Nordfjella fjernes. Under fasen med statlig felling fører Mattilsynet tilsyn med dyrevelferden.Her publiserer vi tilsynsrapportene fortløpende.
Publisert: 30.11.2017


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Greetings TSE prion world, 

i am seeing more and more references to the atypical Nor-98-type CWD TSE Prion in Norway as being of the non-infectious or non-infective variant. with science documented to date, i do not believe that any CWD Skrantesjuke TSE Prion typical or atypical in Norway or anywhere else can be classified as ''non-infective variant''. IF, Norway takes the USDA OIE views and makes atypical Nor-98 type CWD in Deer a International trading commodity fueled by junk science, as they did with sheep, i.e. no trade restrictions for Nor-98 in sheep, the world should then weep...terry 

Nor-98 atypical Scrapie Transmission Studies Review

snip...see full text;


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Wednesday, August 31, 2016


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*** Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a moose from Selbu in Sør-Trøndelag Norway ***

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Norway reports a third case Chronic Wasting Disease CWD TSE Prion in 2nd Norwegian moose

14/06/2016 - Norway reports a third case

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The Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI, 2016) has reported a case of prion disease Cervid Spongiform Encephalopathy detected in free ranging wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus)

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Chronic wasting Disease in Deer (CWD or Spongiform Encephalopathy) The British Deer Society 07/04/2016

Red Deer Ataxia or Chronic Wasting Disease CWD TSE PRION?

could this have been cwd in the UK back in 1970’S ??? 

Clinical Communication Enzootic ataxia in Red deer 

P.R. Wilson , Marjorie B. Orr & E.L. Key Pages 252-254 | Published online: 23 Feb 2011



Low incidence of TSEs in the EU, EFSA confirms, while ignoring mounting cases of CWD TSE Prion in Norway, 13 cases to date

Terry S. Singeltary Sr.


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