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The latest CWD info I just learned.

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by 3bears, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. With CWD the deaths would not happen in clusters, each animal has a certain individual level of resistance. So more than one or two in a herd would be totally out of the norm.

    I can tell you in the same area in Colorado in the early 1960's the government was testing nerve agents and killing large numbers of sheep and the even the spanish sheep hearers that tended them..
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    some form of Herpes is transmitted between sheep and deer.

  3. Wildcat09

    Wildcat09 New Member

    There has been one confirmed case of confirmed CWD in a township in Central Michigan just a few weeks ago. There is a mandatory surveillance zone of 9 townships they are doing testing for. In those townships, there are check stations that you bring your deer to as well. The DNR have been asking hunters that are surrounding those townships to take there deer to get tested as well. The first confirmation actually came out of a different township than the original 9 township surveillance zones, the hunter just wanted to have it checked to be sure. Since then, 9 more townships have been added to their surveillance zones.

    Looks like there is talk of a possible second confirmation in that same county but different township.
  4. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    And rumor has it between desperate men and sheep! Sorry couldn't resist.
  5. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

    i knew there was a punch line there somewhere. :) were the sheep found near a cliff ? i heard they push back harder if they are on the edge, maybe they died from fright.
  6. ANDY

    ANDY Well-Known Member

    Understandably with the sheep involved makes it humorous but...... if these are connected (propably never know) theres a
    more serious side to this .Somebody must have pissed off Mother Nature and this could go in several directions.
  7. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    You know history is replete with pandemics that started in animals and jumped to humans. WHO has thankfully nipped more than one in the bud that could have ended up catastrophic. If one ever gets going it will spread much faster than historic ones as modern transportation moves quickly. Some say it's just a matter of time.

    The 1918 Spanish flu killed more people than WW1. Ground zero for the U.S. was an army post in Massachusetts. It killed an estimated 20 to 50 million people and infected 1/3rd of the planet's population. Young healthy people were actually more apt to die as it seemed to caused health immune systems to work agains the victim.
  8. Recent teleconference mentions studies producing results that the Prion has an affinity for stainless steel [1]

    Also certain metals and minerals found in soils may inhibit the misfolding of the prion. [2] Additional studies on mice infected with the Prion [3] show acceleration with out the same minerals.

    [1] Texas A&M study 2017. Waiting additional citations.
    [2] USDA study of scrappies in sheep and goats. 2011
    [3] NIHS study 2016-2017.
  9. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Sounds like Blue tongue. There are other diseases that affect ruminants that both sheep and deer could contract, but this is the one that came to mind.
  10. ANDY

    ANDY Well-Known Member

    After being at butcher shop this week and talking about the transport issues of deer to out of state hunters I found out one
    thing , alot of hunters have no idea what I was talking about, and knew nothing about the restrictions of their states. One
    hunter even commented ' they cant catch everyboby' I'm not worried about it.
  11. hounddoggy

    hounddoggy Member

    I won't eat deer anymore. I'm in North Carolina and have watched deer number and health drop like a rock. My opinion is that coyotes and disease are quickly wiping out our deer. The days of seeing relaxed does with fawns is gone. We never see fawns anymore.
    Believe what You want but I'm sadly done eating deer most deer I see while hunting look dreadful. Hips showing and behavior changes are sad. There are way more diseases affecting deer than cows,end,and blue tongue. I'm confident that every 2year old deer in our state carries Lyme, Barton Ella, babesia, and other terrible diseases.
    Your state agency cannot catch that first diseased deer that enters your state or walks by your stand. Sadly I accept that eating any wild game these days is risky and could cost you your life.That may sound extreme but it's the reality. Look up Kay Hagan in South Carolina. It's real folks. I twitch, ears ring, arthritis, heart skips- if you guessed lymes you guessed right. Ticks are carry more diseases than you can imagine and if you trust the CdcTo be honest about it all you're mistaken!!
    A mosquito can infect you, a tick, even a flea. It's sad but this is the world now. Be VERY careful! There is NOT a cure for lunes and other tick diseases. The deer you clean and eT are full of them all. Cooking kills most of ourse but I'd wear gloves touching raw meat and that comes from a guy who never wore gloves!
  12. Ron B

    Ron B Life Sucks.....Then comes the death roll!!!!

    “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of giving up meat? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me red meat or give me death!”

    Just sayin!
  13. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    All I know is we are seeing rapid changes in our ecosystems as we are here in the Great Lakes. And typically the government is so slow the barn door has been open a while by the time they take futile measures. Nothing is being done about ballast water continually being dumped from ships that come from God knows where, and I think were are now up to 118 exotic species last I checked. One is the Asian tape worm!

    As I related here in another thread I lived in New England in the late 60's to early 70s. Never heard of a tick or saw any. Recently went back for a vacation and couldn't keep them off me. Also saw so many gypsy moths it was like an invasion. And deer were almost nonexistent when I l lived in Mass as a kid. Now pretty common.