Posts Tagged ‘Chronic wasting disease’

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Imagine an autumn in which our deer, moose, elk, and caribou herds have been decimated by a disease that has no cure. Imagine hunting when you cannot trust the edibility of the venison you harvest. Then imagine this is the new normal.

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Province proposes updating plan to prevent CWD

The province has proposed updating a plan to prevent chronic wasting disease (CWD), a progressive, fatal brain disease that affects deer, elk, moose, and caribou, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRF) and Forestry announced.

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MNRF steps up CWD monitoring

Ontario’s MNRF has responded quickly to a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) outbreak in nearby Quebec. The discovery was made on a red deer farm that’s within 15 kilometres of the provincial border.

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UPDATE: CWD found in Quebec, sections closed

Quebec’s Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP) has prohibited hunting, trapping, and fishing over a limited section of hunting zones 9 West and 10 East until Nov. 18, 2018…

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Ontario still clear of CWD

Though chronic wasting disease (CWD) has made its way into neighbouring U.S. states, it has still not been found in Ontario.