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Old Oct 23rd 2013, 03:40 PM   #1
  Nov 2012
  Garnett, Kansas
From the American Cervid Alliance Newsroom

October 23, 2013

Major Victory for Cervid Industry on Brucellosis Testing Requirements

USAHA Resolution Adopted to Urge USDA & States to Eliminate Brucellosis Requirements for Whitetail Deer & Mule Deer

SAN DIEGO- During the final day of the United States Animal Health Association conference, the cervid industry scored another major victory. A resolution was approved to urge USDA/APHIS to eliminate brucellosis testing requirements for interstate movement of whitetail deer and mule deer. If USDA/APHIS accepts this recommendation it would then be up to each state to change their testing requirements for importation.

A resolution for Brucellosis testing, which was unanimously supported in the Brucellosis Committee and then adopted by the full USAHA membership, will greatly reduce testing costs and stress for deer breeders. The resolution, which was approved by the American Cervid Alliance, at last week’s ACA meeting and was submitted on behalf of the cervid industry, sought to extend testing intervals on Brucellosis certification, for cervid herds, from 36 months to 60. Upon arrival in San Diego, there was support for eliminating the federal requirements entirely. All cervids were included in the original resolution when presented to the brucellosis committee, but elk, red deer, and reindeer, were removed from the resolution, after overwhelming objections from members of the committee. After amending the resolution, to include only whitetail and mule deer, the resolution advanced from the committee to the general membership and was unanimously approved.

The ACA will continue to update our industry concerning future changes to the Brucellosis program. The passage of the resolution is a major victory for the deer industry. Curt Waldvogel, an ACA councilman attending the conference, said, "This is tremendous for our industry and a victory, not only for our whitetail and mule deer producers, but for the welfare of the animals as well."
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Old Oct 23rd 2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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  Sep 2010

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this is great news

if passed hopefully ALL states will play along

Thank you to all on the ACA for their hard work and dedication to this industry
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Old Oct 23rd 2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  Bedford, PA
AWESOME news!!!
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Old Oct 23rd 2013, 06:45 PM   #4
  May 2010
  Hazleton, PA
That is certainly great news. Thank you for continuing to fight.
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Old Oct 23rd 2013, 06:46 PM   #5
  Apr 2009
  Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Thats great news !!! Thanks for your hard work. This time of year we are so busy we can't attend everything and we are thankful for those who volunteer their time to make sure our industry is headed in the right direction.. Good Job ACA !!!!

thanks again!!
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Old Oct 23rd 2013, 07:50 PM   #6
  Apr 2009
  IA / USA
Great news... Thank you ACA and anyone that was involved in this...
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Old Oct 24th 2013, 04:58 AM   #7
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  Apr 2009
  Columbia, MO

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Great News and GREAT work by all those people behind the scenes. We REALLY appreciate all the work you all do!!!
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Old Oct 24th 2013, 05:54 AM   #8
  Feb 2010
  Sardinia, Ohio
Great News, and a big thank you to everyone involved.
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Old Oct 24th 2013, 05:38 PM   #9
  May 2013
  Poteau, OK

Thank you for keeping this industry updated on what is happening at the USAHA and all of the other news items the ACA is fighting. I, for one, am glad that after last year's USAHA some cervid leaders saw the need to start the ACA. Amazing what the ACA has done in a year. All cervid producers should be proud of the ACA and that their State and National association is a member of the ACA. If their association is not a member, you gotta wonder why. Thanks to all who attended and fought for the cervid industry.
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Old Oct 24th 2013, 06:36 PM   #10
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  Aug 2012
  Billings, MO
Great job. Is the TB potion of the test included in this?
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Old Oct 24th 2013, 06:45 PM   #11
  Nov 2012
  Medina Texas
Brad it does not include TB...officials felt we need more data using the Stat-Pak. The resolution passed will deal strictly with brucellosis testing for whitetail and mule deer...if USDA/APHIS follows industry's recommendation then it will be up to each state what they do. Hope this helps.
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