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News stories tagged with "mad-cow"

Fight Against Deer Disease Expands To North Country

State scientists will begin testing wild deer in Hamilton county, looking for cases of chronic wasting disease. Environment officials say a captive herd that operated in Arietta in the mid-90s may have been the source of infection that spread to deer in Oneida county. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Seasonal Resident Dies of Rare Brain Ailment

A summer resident of Cranberry Lake died earlier this month from a rare illness known as sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Timothy Smith was sixty years old. The devastating brain ailment appears to occur randomly. But the disease is often confused with "mad cow," an illness spread by infected cattle. Smith was a part-time farmer who raised cattle. But as Brian Mann reports, health and agriculture officials say there's no indication that his herd was contaminated.  Go to full article
CWD Infected Deer<br />Wisconsin DNR
CWD Infected Deer
Wisconsin DNR

Deer Disease ?Coming? Says New York Biologist

With deer hunting season in full swing, state scientists are watching closely for "chronic wasting disease" - a nervous system ailment that's spreading in deer herds in the West. So far, CWD hasn't been found in New York or Vermont, but researchers say it's only a matter of time. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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