CWD May be Transmitted in Feces

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CWD May be Transmitted in Feces

Postby Ben Sobieck » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:03 pm

Source: University of California, San Fransisco
Scientists have discovered that deer asymptomatic for a fatal brain condition known as chronic wasting disease excrete the infectious prions that cause the disease in their feces. The finding, they say, suggests a plausible explanation for transmission of the disease among deer and, possibly, elk and moose in the environment.

The study is reported as an advance online paper on September 9, 2009 in the journal "Nature."

While the study reveals that prions are shed in feces of symptomatic deer as well, the discovery that the infected deer shed prions (PREE-ons) in their feces many months before they show clinical symptoms has particularly provocative implications, according to the research team, at University of California, San Francisco and the Colorado Division of Wildlife's Wildlife Research Center.

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RE: CWD May be Transmitted in Feces

Postby hunt4fun » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:26 pm

As a result, the DNR is requesting your help by asking that all sportsmen take to the woods wearing latex gloves and picking up any deer droppings they encounter and sending them to the DNR to be tested.  If droppings test positive for the prions, the DNR will burn a 100 acre area around where the droppings were found in order to prevent future break out.

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RE: CWD May be Transmitted in Feces

Postby buckhunter21 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:20 pm

Thanks for the info Ben.  For some reason this doesn't surprise me.... :/
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RE: CWD May be Transmitted in Feces

Postby eemer » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:42 am

It is also how brain-worm is transferred between deer and moose as well

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RE: CWD May be Transmitted in Feces

Postby mightyfofaad » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:54 pm

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Scientists have discovered that deer asymptomatic for a fatal brain condition known as chronic wasting disease excrete the infectious prions that cause the disease in their feces. The finding, they say, suggests a plausible explanation for transmission of the disease among deer and, possibly, elk and moose in the environment.

The study is reported as an advance online paper on September 9, 2009 in the journal "Nature."

While the study reveals that prions are shed in feces of symptomatic deer as well, the discovery that the infected deer shed prions (PREE-ons) in their feces many months before they show clinical symptoms has particularly provocative implications, according to the research team, at University of California, San Francisco and the Colorado Division of Wildlife's Wildlife Research Center.


SIGNS YOUR DEER MAY HAVE CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE




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RE: CWD May be Transmitted in Feces

Postby Challenger » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:48 pm

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SIGNS YOUR DEER MAY HAVE CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE


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Yup, that deer looks pretty well wasted to me. [:o]
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