Category: CWD

In the Field with Western/Northern: Mule deer tracking along the South Saskatchewan River 2

In the Field with Western/Northern: Mule deer tracking along the South Saskatchewan River

  Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), cervids indigenous to the western part of North America and famous for the size of their ears, are a species of particular interest to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative...

Chronic wasting disease hunter surveillance program cut in Saskatchewan 2

Chronic wasting disease hunter surveillance program cut in Saskatchewan

Recently, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment indicated they have discontinued funding for the chronic wasting disease (CWD) hunter surveillance program in the province. The funds were used to collect and test hunter shot deer...

First case of clinical CWD in a wild elk from Saskatchewan 1

First case of clinical CWD in a wild elk from Saskatchewan

The discovery on February 5th, 2013 of a dead yearling male elk in a farm yard near Nipawin, Saskatchewan marks the first wild elk to be found that has died of chronic wasting disease...

CWD confirmed in an Alberta moose 1

CWD confirmed in an Alberta moose

The first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a moose in Canada was confirmed in Alberta earlier this month.   The adult, male moose was killed in a highway collision near the South...

Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance in Saskatchewan – Update for winter 2012-13 1

Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance in Saskatchewan – Update for winter 2012-13

Saskatchewan’s winter 2012-13 Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance program is now drawing to a close.  This program is based on testing samples submitted by hunters. Although hunter submissions continue to decline each year, with...

Food safety of hunter-killed wildlife 1

Food safety of hunter-killed wildlife

Late autumn is hunting season with white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose being the species commonly hunted in Canada.  At this time of year it is common for the various regional Canadian Cooperative...

Chronic wasting disease on the Canadian prairies. 3

Chronic wasting disease on the Canadian prairies.

Chronic wasting disease in cervids continues to spread slowly across North America including the Canadian Prairie Provinces. The disease is now present in wild cervids in at least 15 US states and has continued...