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.
USDA APHIS Wildlife Services has also announced two funding opportunities for the control and prevention of CWD in wild cervids under the titles of “Wild Cervid CWD Management and Response Activities 2021” and “Tribal Nations Wild Cervid CWD Opportunities 2021.” For additional information about these opportunities, please visit APHIS Wildlife Services.