Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) of deer and elk. First recognized as a clinical “wasting” syndrome in 1967 in mule deer in a wildlife research facility in northern Colorado, it was identified as a TSE in 1978. CWD is typified by chronic weight loss leading to death. There is no known relationship between CWD and any other TSE of animals or people.
- Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Information from APHIS – General and technical information from the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
- Deer Processing Brochure – An easy to read brochure for you and your deer hunting customers. This brochure was developed by the Indiana State Board of Animal Health.
- Questions and Answers About Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) – Questions and answers document from the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
- CWD Informational Brochure – Informational brochure containing questions and answers on Chronic Wasting Disease for hunters prepared by the Wildlife Management Institute.
- CWD Media Guide – Media guide produced by the National Wildlife Federation to assist you in educating people about Chronic Wasting Disease.
- Rendering Alternatives for Deer Processors – AAMP special bulletin produced by Steve Krut to address rendering alternatives for deer processors.
- Regulations Concerning the Transportation of Deer and Elk Carcasses – Deer and elk hunters headed to the field should be aware that a number of states have adopted regulations pertaining to the transportation of hunter-harvested deer and elk.