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CWD CERVIDS - CANADA (04): (SASKATCHEWAN, NOVA SCOTIA)

CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE, CERVIDS - CANADA (04): (SASKATCHEWAN, NOVA SCOTIA)
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[1] Saskatchewan
[2] Nova Scotia: new regulation

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[1] Saskatchewan
Date: Fri 26 Oct 2007
Source: The Leader-Post [edited]

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed animals in a
white-tail deer herd and 2 elk hunt operations in Saskatchewan have
tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).

As a result, the CFIA has quarantined a white-tail deer herd and an
elk hunt operation in the Prince Albert area along with an elk hunt
farm in the Moose Jaw area, an agency spokeswoman said.

The most recent case was confirmed Tuesday [22 Oct 2007] in a farmed
elk herd in the Prince Albert area. However, the agency spokeswoman
said the quarantine would likely have been imposed while awaiting the
test results. Saskatchewan's 1st suspected case of CWD this year
[2007] was diagnosed earlier in the month [October 2007].

Chronic wasting disease is a progressive, fatal disease of the
nervous system of cervids such as mule deer, white-tailed deer and
elk. Black-tail deer and moose have also become infected naturally,
according to the CFIA website
(.)
The CFIA is also tracing the movement of animals on and off the
premises, the agency spokeswoman said, noting at this time no herds
have been culled.

The findings of CWD is not unexpected, she said. There have been
periodic findings of the disease in the deer and elk population in
the province over the last 10 years.

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Communicated by:
Terry S. Singeltary Sr.

[For a general map of the region please see the HealthMap/ProMED-mail
interactive map at

The opening paragraph indicates a deer herd but the rest of the
article does not mention it. It is likely a farmed herd as
quarantining a wild herd would have a number of difficulties
associated with it. The article does not indicate if the deer herd is
in the same vicinity as the elk herd. It is implied but not stated
that it is. The website does not list either of these 2 herds. - Mod.TG]

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[2] Nova Scotia: new regulation
Date: Fri 26 Oct 2007
Source: The Chronicle Herald (Nova Scotia) [edited]

Deer hunters are no longer allowed to use bottled deer urine to
attract the animals during hunting season in Nova Scotia.

The 5-week deer hunting season opens today [Fri 26 Oct 2007] with
more than 70 000 hunters eligible to take part.

A new regulation this year [2007] states that while in a wildlife
habitat, no person may possess or use a product that contains any
body part or fluid of a member of the deer family, says a Natural
Resources Department news release.

The rule is designed to prevent the introduction of the deadly
chronic wasting disease found in some deer populations in Western
Canada and the United States, the release said.

Many hunters have long relied on rags or undergrowth saturated with
bottled deer urine and placed strategically throughout deer habitat
as an attractant.

This year [2007], hunters must rely on their own cunning and perhaps
a few well-placed apples and carrots.

The season runs until 1 Dec 2007, excluding Sundays, and hunters may
bag one deer.

With the exception of 5750 people who, during a phone-in lottery,
successfully won the option of hunting an antlerless deer, only fully
antlered deer may be harvested.

Many hunters also donated some or all of their kill to Nova Scotia's
food banks last year [2006] through the Hunters Help the Hungry program.

Again this season, hunters may bring their deer to one of 17
participating meat-cutters throughout the province to donate, the release
said.

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[Indeed there is limited evidence that suggests that bottled deer
urine may be a method of spreading CWD. The urine is bottled from
different sources and can come from regions that have CWD.

A map of the Nova Scotia region may be seen at
. - Mod.TG]

[see also:
Chronic wasting disease, cervids - USA (WV) 20070513.1525
Chronic wasting disease, cervids - USA: 2006 summary 20070330.1091
Chronic wasting disease, cervids - Canada (03) (AB, SK) 20070117.0227
Chronic wasting disease, cervids - Canada: (02) (SK) 20070112.0139
Chronic wasting disease, cervids - Canada: (AB) 20070105.0051
2006
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Chronic wasting disease, cervids - USA (WY) (02) 20061230.3653
Chronic wasting disease, cervids - USA (WV, IL) 20061228.3644
Chronic wasting disease, cervids - USA (CO): moose 20061110.3229
Chronic wasting disease, cervids - USA (WY) 20061013.29351
Chronic wasting disease, cervids - USA (SD) 20060616.1669
Chronic wasting disease, cervids - USA (WV) 20060430.1248
Chronic wasting disease, cervid - USA (MN) 20060316.0825
Chronic wasting disease, cervids - Canada (AB) 20060224.0604
Chronic wasting disease, cervids - USA (KS) 20060124.0237
Chronic wasting disease Update 2006: USA (IL) 20060113.0119]
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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Conference Agenda

Day One - 27 June 2006 | Day Two - 28 June 2006

15.00 TSE-safety of human urine-derived pharmaceuticals
Human-derived pharmaceuticals originating from urine are now receiving a
similar amount of regulatory attention as blood products. The need and the
measures taken by Ferring Pharmaceuticals and other companies to ensure the
safety of products such as urinary-derived gonadotrophins and urokinase will
be described.
Dr Peter A McAnulty, Senior Director, Non-Clinical Development, Ferring
Pharmaceuticals A/S, Denmark

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to use the ..... what about those 'deer scents' of 100% urine', and the
prion that is found ...

http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dailys/03/Jan03/012403/8004be07.html

Coincident Scrapie Infection and

Nephritis Lead to Urinary

Prion Excretion

Harald Seeger,1* Mathias Heikenwalder,1* Nicolas Zeller,1

Jan Kranich,1 Petra Schwarz,1 Ariana Gaspert,2 Burkhardt Seifert,3

Gino Miele,1 Adriano Aguzzi1.

Prion infectivity is typically restricted to the central nervous and
lymphatic

systems of infected hosts, but chronic inflammation can expand the
distribution of

prions. We tested whether chronic inflammatory kidney disorders would
trigger

excretion of prion infectivity into urine. Urinary proteins from
scrapie-infected

mice with lymphocytic nephritis induced scrapie upon inoculation into
noninfected

indicatormice. Prionuria was found in presymptomatic scrapie-infected and in
sick

mice, whereas neither prionuria nor urinary PrPSc was detectable in
prion-infected

wild-type or PrPC-overexpressing mice, or in nephritic mice inoculated with

noninfectious brain. Thus, urine may provide a vector for horizontal prion
transmission,

and inflammation of excretory organs may influence prion spread.

snip...

How do prions enter the urine? Upon extrarenal

replication, blood-borne prions may be

excreted by a defective filtration apparatus.

Alternatively, prions may be produced locally

and excreted during leukocyturia. Although

prionemia occurs in many paradigms of

peripheral prion pathogenesis (15, 16), the

latter hypothesis appears more likely, because

prionuria was invariably associated with local

prion replication within kidneys.

Urine from one CJD patient was reported to

elicit prion disease in mice (17, 18), but not in

primates (19). Perhaps unrecognized nephritic

conditions may underlie these discrepant

observations. Inflammation-associated prionuria

may also contribute to horizontal transmission

among sheep, deer, and elk, whose high efficiency

of lateral transmission is not understood.

References and Notes

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http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=print_topic;f=12;...

http://www.biggamehunt.net/forums/archive/o_t__t_12826__deer-scents-bann...

http://www.biggamehunt.net/node/15944

http://www.michiganbear.com/forum/showthread.php?t=183116

http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0610A&L=SAFETY&P=7982

http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0705&L=sanet-mg&D=1&F=P&T...

http://lists.ifas.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind0704&L=sanet-mg&P=16289

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