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Re: chronic wasting disease.

I agree, but it's not always that simple. Animals who come down with CWD often don't show any signs in the very early stages, as with many diseases. I know of a couple people who harvested elk that looked and acted perfectly healthy only to have the tests come back positive for CWD.

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Re: chronic wasting disease.
WesternHunter wrote:
I agree, but it's not always that simple. Animals who come down with CWD often don't show any signs in the very early stages, as with many diseases. I know of a couple people who harvested elk that looked and acted perfectly healthy only to have the tests come back positive for CWD.

I agree 100%, it is worth it to get them all tested, especially in known areas but then again the one that you don't get tested might be the first CWD case for that area. I must confess I am guilty of not getting them all tested. I had a research doctor years ago tell me, "test them before you eat them", his friend was one of the first doctors that studied CWD being spread to humans. From the look in his eyes he was telling me the answer that F&G and DOW departments won't.

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Re: chronic wasting disease.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Prion Strain Mutation and Selection John Collinge

Science Journal MEDICINE

http://www.sciencemag.org SCIENCE VOL 328 28 MAY 2010

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http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2010/06/prion-strain-mutatio...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Prion Strain Mutation Determined by Prion Protein Conformational Compatibility and Primary Structure

Published Online May 13, 2010 Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1187107 Science Express Index

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/science.1187107

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