The Time is Now for an EHD Vaccine

The Time is Now for an EHD Vaccine

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) continues to be the largest threat to the deer farming industry every year. Farmers across North America systematically lose hundreds of their deer in every season which sees an abundance of the biting midge (culicoides sonorensis)....
Genetic Selection May Reduce CWD Among Farmed Deer

Genetic Selection May Reduce CWD Among Farmed Deer

Researchers found genetic variations in deer may be associated with chronic wasting disease susceptibility. So far, no deer have demonstrated immunity to CWD, which is an always-fatal prion disease. The ongoing studies examine naturally occurring genetic features that...
Researchers Warn Midges May Spread AHS Virus in US

Researchers Warn Midges May Spread AHS Virus in US

As a viral disease outbreak killed horses in Thailand, entomologists at one university warned that midges in the U.S. could also potentially spread the disease. Agriculture authorities in Thailand confirmed an outbreak of African horse sickness March 27, according to...
Federal Funds Available to Combat CWD

Federal Funds Available to Combat CWD

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is making available up to $3.5 million for state and tribal governments to carry out research and management activities to help combat chronic wasting disease in farmed and wild deer and...