Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) of Deer and Elk
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive, fatal disease of the nervous system of cervids such as mule deer, white-tailed deer, and elk. It is known as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). Other TSEs include scrapie in sheep, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans.
In Canada, CWD is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act, and all cases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Information we provide for producers and the livestock sector includes:
- Fact Sheet
- Herd Certification
- Herds infected in 2011
- Herds infected in 2013
- Herds infected since 1996
- If your animals may be infected
- Premises infected in 2012
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