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    cwd

    I read this morning that scientists had determined that it was possible for cwd to spread to primates using 2 different species of monkey. Troubling enough when taken on its own, even moreso when cwd has recently been found in wild deer 30 minutes from your family farm.

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    Only transmittable via consumption and keep in mind the genetic makeup to the two primates used is not 100% identical. If you live in a CWD area like I do the state recommends getting all kills tested. It's really bad in Wisconsin where something like 30% or more of deer have it. You still swim in the ocean and fish and theres plenty there that can harm you as well...

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    Its just recently shown up where I live in Michigan. Something like 11 deer positive in the last 24 months of testing. I took enough bio and chemistry in college to have a reasonable handle on genetics, though I'm by no means an expert. I'm aware that we humans are genetically different from macaques and squirrel monkeys, but the difference is small enough that its still cause for concern. Another article that I read noted that plants (think crops) are able to absorb prions (either in the soil or through direct surface contact). That opens a huge can of worms for potential exposure.

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    will this affect the fall king bite?
    Pier#r, bodebum and chillinfish like this.

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    Fordguy lots of articles on the topic, if really concerned Wisconsin DNR and CDC have a lot of info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j. gravy View Post
    will this affect the fall king bite?
    If I'm lucky it will postpone the fall king bite til December when I have more vacation time. I'm rarely that lucky.

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    Before you get caught up on all the CWD histeria (We've had quite a bit here in Arkansas)- I would recommend that you go to Dr James Krolls website and read his article (I'm not smart enuf to paste link)- about 8 pages- he has been called upon to testify in multiple states in court regarding CWD affects on deer population

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    It's some scary stuff and I'm not sure if I will continue to deer hunt when it is discovered here in Tn,good luck this season and stay safe

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    Scary indeed. I'm concerned both for deer populations and for the human population that hunt and or consume venison. Spongiform encephalopathy is pretty horrifying. Prions have been shown to cross species and genus boundaries. It may not happen every time exposure happens. It may not have happened yet in the case of deer/human transmission but eventually it will. I have some passing familiarity with tse. I put together a research paper some years ago on bovine variant CJD.

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    Just get your deer tested. If its positive for it don't eat it.

 

 
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