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Remote Cwd Case In Missouri

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by John C, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. Dark Man

    Dark Man Well-Known Member

    Get ready for piles of regulations

  2. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    It’s Trump’s fault!
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  3. We are removing/tagging glands for the MDC. They have them tested and notify the hunter if their's come back positive, in which case they will recommend not eating the meat.

    We are in Howell County, which is adjacent to Oregon County. Their article is a bit confusing, as they state, "This is the first deer found dead in Missouri that has tested positive for CWD." And, "This new CWD positive case brings the total number of CWD cases detected in free ranging deer in Missouri to 76 since 2012." I'm assuming the other 75 were shot.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2018
  4. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    you assume right. This is the first deer in the entire state that is believed to have died from cwd. Most of the positives have been healthy deer that were shot. The devastating disease has now taken the life of one deer. Luckily through culling and special regulations the MDC has killed thousands and thousands of deer in the attempt to keep them from getting sick. It seems as though they have failed, despite killing off thousands of deer one has gotten sick, and it has died.
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  5. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    There you go stirring the pot again Cole. If they had culled just one thousand more deer, that 1 pour deer might not have gotten sick. It worked for a herd of reindeer, to shoot em all, they effectively wiped out CWD from that herd over in europe or where ever it was.
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  6. Ron B

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

    If we shot all the sheep in the world (a action I support) we would eliminate sheep scabies from the world..........and good riddance!!
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  7. damonkus

    damonkus Member

    Research shows human prion proteins resist chronic wasting disease

    By Horace Gore, Wildlife Biologist

    A recent study by a research team at UC San Diego has shown that a small loop in the human prion protein prevents corruption of human proteins when exposed to elk prions. This study, published Feb. 23, 2017 in the Journal of Clinical Investigations identified the small loop in the human prion protein that confers resistance to chronic wasting disease. CWD is an infectious disease caused by prions that affect cervids (elk, deer, moose), but has not shown to affect humans. The importance of this finding cannot be over-emphasized, since Texans consume some fifteen million pounds of deer and elk venison annually.

    “Since the loop has been found to be a key segment in prion protein aggregation, this site could be targeted for the development of new therapeutics designed to block prion conversions,” said Christine Sigurdson, DVM, PhD, associate professor of UC San Diego and UC Davis and senior author of the study.

    Prions aren’t microorganisms like bacteria and viruses; they are simply protein aggregates. Some protein diseases are caused by an inherited genetic mutation, while others are caused by exposure to infectious prions in food. Acquired protein diseases are triggered when a foreign, misfolded prion protein causes the body’s own natural prion proteins to misfold and aggregate.

    “We suspected that a loop in the human prion protein structure may block the cervid (elk) prions from binding, as the sequences did not appear to be complete.” Sigurdson said.

    To test this hypothesis, Sigurdson and her team developed a transgenic mouse that expresses a prion protein that is identical to the human version—except for a small loop that was swapped out for the elk sequence. When these mice were exposed to the cervid (elk) prions, they developed chronic wasting disease (CWD).

    In contrast, control mice expressing the normal human sequences, resisted infection when exposed to the same material—just as humans seem to, even those who consume venison meat.

    “This finding suggests that the loop structure is crucial to prion conversion, and that sequence compatibility with the host prion protein at this site is required for the transmission of certain prion diseases,” Sigurdson said.

    Co-authors of the study were Timothy D. Kurt, Cyrus Bett, Jun Liu, Tom Yang, UC San Diego; Lin Jiang, David Eisenberg, UC Los Angles and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Natalia Fernandez-Borges, CIC bio GUNE, Spain; Terry R. Spraker, Colorado State University, Fort Collins; Joaquin Castilla, CIC bio GUNE and Basque Foundation for Science, Spain; and Qingzhong Kong, Case Western Reserve University.

    Author’s Note: The clinical effects of CWD on cervids is much too slow to cause population reductions in elk, deer, and moose herds. Reproduction far exceeds mortality, and coupled with the results of this study, which suggests that CWD cannot affect humans as a result of eating venison, Texans should continue to enjoy America’s healthiest red meat.

    “The California study has merit, and explains why the consumption of ten-of-millions of pounds of venison has shown no ill effect on humans,” said Dr. James “Dr.Deer” Kroll in a recent interview.

    It appears that State and Federal Agencies have spent a lot of time, resources, and money trying to control or eradicate a malady that is irrelevant and immaterial.
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  8. Ron B

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

    It appears that State and Federal Agencies have spent a lot of time, resources, and money trying to control or eradicate a malady that is irrelevant and immaterial.[/QUOTE]

    I want that printed on a T-shirt!!
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