Still with no deer to human transmission in any state. This has been a disease known for decades in other states so you can't tell me a hunter hasn't eaten a deer with CWD.
EHD is viral while CWD is prion lates disease, two very different beasts. Immunity can be obtained with EHD infected deer, while CWD is always fatal.This would be akin to saying well a guy up town has the flu so we murdered everyone in town to make sure they were all safe. Totally mind numbing.
Never say Never- back many pages in this thread I listed a link to a study that the cwd prion jumped to Monkeys in a study and infected them raising concern of transmission to humans. In today's world with covid and other infectious diseases running rampant, you can't rule it out.Still with no deer to human transmission in any state. This has been a disease known for decades in other states so you can't tell me a hunter hasn't eaten a deer with CWD.
So we can go on slaughtering hundreds of otherwise healthy deer. Awesome. Seems legitEHD is viral while CWD is prion lates disease, two very different beasts. Immunity can be obtained with EHD infected deer, while CWD is always fatal.
How long are we gonna play Russian roulette with our native herd by allowing the deer farms to continue, all the hunters I know could care less about the Amish and their fat wallets who have the majority of the deer farms, but we do care about our own native herds, ODNR you are held 3rd party accountable, I think you are quite aware of what has to be done, and fast, I think it is also time to say good bye to the use of feeders, one infected deer shows up at a feeder and say bye to your deer herd, people—-feeders are NO GOOD and not worth the risk, they will eventually be banned and should be, I stopped using them a long time ago because of the overall health dangers, I now see more mature bucks also on my place.preserve found to have CWD-
Ohio mulls killing 300 captive deer at ranch where buck is diagnosed with chronic wasting disease.
(Chronic wasting disease, a brain disease that is always fatal to white-trailed deer, has been discovered for the first time in Ohio in a male deer killed at a deer hunting operation in Holmes County. (Ohio Department of Natural Resources).
Associated Press By Associated Press
on November 02, 2014 at 7:41 PM, updated November 02, 2014 at 8:01 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio officials have not ruled out killing an estimated 300 captive deer at a hunting preserve where a buck infected with chronic wasting disease was confirmed.
A spokeswoman for the state Department of Agriculture told the Zanesville Times Recorder that no decision has been made about what to do with the deer remaining at the preserve. The spokeswoman said that killing all the deer at the ranch in Millersburg is "not off the table," and there is no set schedule for when a decision will be made, said Erica Hawkins.
Meanwhile, the discovery of the rare disease has prompted the Ohio Division of Wildlife to ask for tissue samples of wild deer around the preserve known as the World Class Whitetails of Ohio ranch in Holmes County, northeast of Columbus. As of Sunday, the disease had not been found in Ohio's wild herd, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
The disease, which hasn't been shown to infect humans, attacks the brain of the infected animal, produces lesions, and eventually kills the animal. Wildlife officials are asking for deer heads on a voluntary basis in the sampling area, which is restricted to eight townships in Holmes County surrounding the preserve.
The agriculture department, which oversees captive deer operations in the state, confirmed an infected buck at the Millersburg site last month.
Bryan Richards, the chronic wasting disease project leader at the National Wildlife Health Center, told the Times Recorder that euthanizing the deer from a diseased herd has been the management tool employed at the majority of facilities across the United States and Canada to reduce the risk to free-ranging deer outside the facility
Curt Waldvogel, president of Whitetail Deer Farmers of Ohio, said it is too early to know the best response to the disease found at the Ohio ranch. The industry tries to work with the farmer and the state to develop the best solution, he said.
A message left Sunday at the ranch in Millersburg seeking comment was not immediately returned.
At least 19 states have found the disease in their wild deer populations. Ohio was the 14th state to identify the disease in its captive population.
Ohio mulls killing 300 captive deer at ranch where buck is diagnosed with chronic wasting disease | cleveland.com
I think we all know what would fix the entire issue, and lessen the danger to our health of our native herds!!!!As a deer farmer. I'm all for that. Knock the whole herd out. Test them all. Nip it in the butt. Ohio could learn a lot from doing so. If other deer have it then we can see the devastation it can have on a herd. And know how fast it can spread by when that deer was introduced to the preserve. But....on the flip side of that...let that farm bring in more deer from only Ohio farms who were not under quarantine at any time. No out of state farms. And every deer killed there from that point is already mandatory tested so we can also see if the disease holds on the grounds by if any others test positive. If so....kill them all again and quarantine the area. Use it as a testing spot. Learn about the disease. How its caused, and spreads. Maybe even how to kill it. It can only help. The preserve who tested positive will just have to eat his costs and that's just what the consequences should be. His fault for bringing deer in from PA where its known to be.