Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) affecting elk and deer (cervids) as well as moose, in North America.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious and zoonotic disease in animals and humans that is caused by various species of bacteria that are part of the Mycobacterium group
Brucellosis is a contagious disease of livestock and wildlife that has significant consequences for animal and public health and international trade.
Any number of disasters, both natural and man-made, can pose a threat to your farmed cervids. The best way to protect your animals is through emergency planning.
USAHA Annual Cervid Health Reports
The CWD Management and Response Activities 2022 Cooperative Agreement funding opportunity to control and prevent CWD in farmed cervids has closed. Information about this opportunity can be referenced through the following links:
USDA APHIS Wildlife Services has also announced funding opportunities for the control and prevention of CWD in wild cervids. Additional information about these opportunities is located at Wildlife Services.