Tuesday, July 09, 2013

RepubliChronic Wasting Disease


http://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/06/12144/chronic-wasting-disease-rise-wisconsin-deer-will-it-infect-humans This is very disturbing. But it is also important to remember HOW Chronic wasting Disease got into Wisconsin's deer herd. It was through the Republicon practice of Industry Self Regulation.

You see the Wisconsin deer farm industry is regulated by a board whose members are appointed by the governor. Tommy Thompson thought it would be a good idea to have the deer farm industry regulate itself and so he gave Pandora the Key to the Box by appointing 9 deer farm owners to the 11 member board.

The board members, thinking about their Short-Term Profits instead of the long term health of their industry or our deer herd, let alone the public interest, decided in their infinite wisdom to allow the importation of mule deer from eastern Colorado and western Nebraska, an Area Known to have Widespread CWD infection. Some of the imported deer were infected with CWD and as easy as 1,2,3 the disease spread to our wild white tail deer herd. So thank you Tommy for Your Legacy, the Genie is Out of that Bottle and there's no putting it back, in fact there is no stopping it's spread and Wisconsin's traditional (and highly profitable) deer hunt is on it's way out. It's just a matter of time. We can only hope the prions can't make inter-species leap to humans.

GOPster self regulation? Stupid, just plain Stupid.

5 comments:

Nemo said...

Check your "facts", sean. If the imported mule deer were infected it would stand to reason they would be the first detected with CWD. The first deer with CWD were captive and wild white tail deer in 2002.

http://cwd-info.org/index.php/fuseaction/about.timeline

Do you have any cites to refute this?

Sean Cranley said...

Nemo, "first detected" does not mean first incident, in fact it's very unlikely for the two to correspond.

Considering that until CWD was detected in Wisconsin, only area of high concentration was 1,000 miles away and it had never been found east of the Mississippi River, how do YOU believe it got here?

http://www.cwd.cc/killer_among_us.htm
How the State Blew It
Politics played a hand in CWD's spread as well. By the mid-1990s, state deer and elk farmers were bridled under DNR's control and, together with their lobbyists, they pressured legislators to move them to the friendlier regulatory climate of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. On June 1, 1996, all but the state's whitetail-only deer farms got their wish (whitetail farms move to DATCP control January 1, 2003).

"The Legislature took control away from an agency with 150 wardens and gave it to an agency that has four people statewide, and they have to regulate beef and hogs, too," says retired DNR big-game specialist Mytton. "It would be like having four cops to enforce the 55 mph speed limit statewide. You just had a totally unregulated industry."

The 931 Wisconsin deer and elk farms now manage approximately 35,000 animals, making this one of the leading states in the multibillion dollar U.S. deer and elk trade, which provides trophy hunts and sells antlers, the velvet from them (the so-called "velvet Viagra") and scent used to lure deer. Since 1996, Wisconsin farms have imported 3,000 animals, some from infected herds in Colorado, Nebraska and Saskatchewan, and since 2000, more than 900 have moved within the state from farm to farm.

Terry S. Singeltary Sr. said...



Monday, June 24, 2013

The Effects of Chronic Wasting Disease on the Pennsylvania Cervid Industry Following its Discovery

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-effects-of-chronic-wasting-disease.html





Saturday, June 29, 2013

PENNSYLVANIA CAPTIVE CWD INDEX HERD MATE YELLOW *47 STILL RUNNING LOOSE IN INDIANA, YELLOW NUMBER 2 STILL MISSING, AND OTHERS ON THE RUN STILL IN LOUISIANA

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2013/06/pennsylvania-captive-cwd-index-herd.html




Thursday, July 11, 2013


The New Hornographers: The Fight Over the Future of Texas Deer



interesting article ;



Max Dream, the Madera Bonita Ranch's prized buck, is a semen-producing cash cow. Mike Wood


Max Dream, the Madera Bonita Ranch's prized buck, is a semen-producing cash cow.


In magazine advertisements in which Max is backlit in messianic grandeur, his value can be determined in other ways. Wood sells half-cubic-centimeter straws of the animal's cryogenically frozen semen (or about a tenth of a teaspoon) for $5,000 a pop. And breeders will pony up just for a shot at a fawn boasting the great Max Dream as sire. Bear in mind, a buck in his prime with an electroejaculator inserted in his rectum can produce 60 straws at a time.


Though Max never leaves the confines of Madera Bonita, FedEx spreads his cryogenically frozen seed far and wide.




Thursday, July 11, 2013

The New Hornographers: The Fight Over the Future of Texas Deer

http://www.houstonpress.com/2013-07-11/news/new-hornographers/full/








SEMEN AND TSE INFECTIVITY


Saturday, February 11, 2012

PrPSc Detection and Infectivity in Semen from Scrapie-Infected Sheep

http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2012/02/prpsc-detection-and-infectivity-in.html







FOR THOSE INTERESTED, PLEASE SEE MORE SCIENCE HERE ON CWD TSE prion disease ;





Thursday, July 11, 2013


The New Hornographers: The Fight Over the Future of Texas Deer, Captive shooting pens, and the CWD TSE prion disease


http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-new-hornographers-fight-over-future.html






kind regards,
terry

Terry S. Singeltary Sr. said...



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE CWD WISCONSIN Almond Deer (Buckhorn Flats) Farm Update DECEMBER 2011

The CWD infection rate was nearly 80%, the highest ever in a North American captive herd.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board approve the purchase of 80 acres of land for $465,000 for the Statewide Wildlife Habitat Program in Portage County and approve the restrictions on public use of the site.

Form 1100-001

(R 2/11)

NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD AGENDA ITEM

SUBJECT: Information Item: Almond Deer Farm Update

FOR: DECEMBER 2011 BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY

TO BE PRESENTED BY TITLE: Tami Ryan, Wildlife Health Section Chief


SUMMARY:


http://dnr.wi.gov/about/nrb/2011/december/12-11-2b2.pdf


http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2011/12/chronic-wasting-disease-cwd-wisconsin.html



pens, pens, PENS ???


*** Spraker suggested an interesting explanation for the occurrence of CWD. The deer pens at the Foot Hills Campus were built some 30-40 years ago by a Dr. Bob Davis. At or abut that time, allegedly, some scrapie work was conducted at this site. When deer were introduced to the pens they occupied ground that had previously been occupied by sheep.

http://collections.europarchive.org/tna/20080102193705/http://www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/files/mb/m11b/tab01.pdf


now, decades later ;


2012

PO-039: A comparison of scrapie and chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer

Justin Greenlee, Jodi Smith, Eric Nicholson US Dept. Agriculture; Agricultural Research Service, National Animal Disease Center; Ames, IA USA

snip...

The results of this study suggest that there are many similarities in the manifestation of CWD and scrapie in WTD after IC inoculation including early and widespread presence of PrPSc in lymphoid tissues, clinical signs of depression and weight loss progressing to wasting, and an incubation time of 21-23 months. Moreover, western blots (WB) done on brain material from the obex region have a molecular profile similar to CWD and distinct from tissues of the cerebrum or the scrapie inoculum. However, results of microscopic and IHC examination indicate that there are differences between the lesions expected in CWD and those that occur in deer with scrapie: amyloid plaques were not noted in any sections of brain examined from these deer and the pattern of immunoreactivity by IHC was diffuse rather than plaque-like. After a natural route of exposure, 100% of WTD were susceptible to scrapie. Deer developed clinical signs of wasting and mental depression and were necropsied from 28 to 33 months PI. Tissues from these deer were positive for PrPSc by IHC and WB. Similar to IC inoculated deer, samples from these deer exhibited two different molecular profiles: samples from obex resembled CWD whereas those from cerebrum were similar to the original scrapie inoculum. On further examination by WB using a panel of antibodies, the tissues from deer with scrapie exhibit properties differing from tissues either from sheep with scrapie or WTD with CWD. Samples from WTD with CWD or sheep with scrapie are strongly immunoreactive when probed with mAb P4, however, samples from WTD with scrapie are only weakly immunoreactive. In contrast, when probed with mAb’s 6H4 or SAF 84, samples from sheep with scrapie and WTD with CWD are weakly immunoreactive and samples from WTD with scrapie are strongly positive. This work demonstrates that WTD are highly susceptible to sheep scrapie, but on first passage, scrapie in WTD is differentiable from CWD.

http://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/prion/03-Prion6-2-Transmission-and-strains.pdf



2011

*** After a natural route of exposure, 100% of white-tailed deer were susceptible to scrapie.

http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/Reports/2011/report-cwal-2011.pdf



Terry S. Singeltary Sr. said...