Controlling Insects on Your Farm

Controlling biting insects such as flies and mosquitoes on your deer or elk farm is important as these insects are not only annoying to your animals, but may carry diseases as well. The challenge is to maximize effectiveness of your insect control programs at a cost you can afford. Area-wide management programs that involve treating … Continue reading

Mad Cow Disease Not Transmissible

Spongiform diseases occur in both animals and humans. The disease is given a different name according to the species, such as CJD in humans, Scrapie in sheep, BSE in cattle, and CWD (chronic wasting disease) in deer and elk. The disease occurs in elk and deer, yet these species have a vegetarian diet. Eating meat … Continue reading

Biosecurity and Disease Prevention

Every responsible cervid producer today must develop and implement strategies and procedures for disease control and eradication on their farm. With CWD and FMD seemingly spreading so easily, caution and appropriate steps are essential to protect the health of your herds. In this article, we will look at the steps you can take to protect … Continue reading

An Alternative Theory about Chronic Wasting Disease

For those of you with a general interest in CWD and a desire to read technical jargon, our Colorado CWD research foundation has just released a tentative draft on a proposed CWD causative agent which rewrites the books on TSE diseases from the perspective of an observant elk farmer. You may view the technical article … Continue reading

Chronic Wasting Disease: A Review and working hypothesis, the Agent and its Transmission

Chronic Wasting Disease: A Review and working hypothesis, the Agent and its Transmission PART I: A Logical Causative Agent R.A. Forrest The CWD Foundation, Box 55 South Fork, CO¬†81152 Abstract: (Part I) Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) and in particular, Chronic Wasting Disease are devastating neuropathologic diseases caused by a unique, but unknown infective agent with … Continue reading

A Personal Experience with Chronic Wasting Disease

Well, as entrepreneur elk ranchers for nearly 10 years, we are finally coming to a close on all our wonderful years of being able to look out the window and see beautiful elk placidly grazing in the pastures. Along with all the sadness of the national news of the Twin Towers devastation and all that … Continue reading