Mad Cow Disease

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Buck Knife, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Buck Knife

    Buck Knife Active Member

    Has anybody heard anything about mad cow disease being discovered in deer in Arkansas or for that matter anywhere in the U.S.? :eek:

    Someone mentioned something about the Stuttgart area and I just don't really believe it but I wondered if any of you have heard anything like this. It seems like it would be all over the news if this was the case.

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  3. CP

    CP Well-Known Member

    BSE is a Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE), a family of similar diseases that may infect certain species of animals and people such as scrapie in sheep and goats, BSE in cattle, chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in people.

    To date, there is no scientific evidence that BSE in cattle is related to CWD in deer and elk. FDA is working closely with other government agencies and the public health community to address CWD in wild and domesticated deer and elk herds. Wildlife and public health officials advise people not to harvest, handle, or consume any wild deer or elk that appear to be sick, regardless of the cause, especially in those states where CWD has been detected.
  4. duckhunter2-2007

    duckhunter2-2007 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone read the G&F's plan of action if a positive case of CWD is found in AR ? It is some more scary to me to think about what the G&F is planning to do than to have CWD in the deer herd.:smack: