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From: TSS ()
Subject: Re: WYOMING GAME AND FISH DECIDE TO CONTINUE TO SPREAD CWD VIA LEGAL ELK FEED GROUNDS, DESPITE EPIDEMIC LEVELS
Date: May 9, 2006 at 10:10 am PST

In Reply to: WYOMING GAME AND FISH DECIDE TO CONTINUE TO SPREAD CWD VIA LEGAL ELK FEED GROUNDS, DESPITE EPIDEMIC LEVELS posted by TSS on May 5, 2006 at 8:16 am:

P.S. ............WE MUST NOT IGNORE THIS STUDY!

5. Predicted population effects on free-ranging elk based on captive elk chronically exposed to the CWD prion.
Forty-three female elk calves were trapped at the National Elk Refuge and transported to Sybille in February 2002. Elk were housed in pens, assumed to be environmentally contaminated with the CWD prion. Elk will be held throughout their lifetimes. Elk dying will be examined and cause of death determined. From these data, it will should be possible to model free-ranging elk mortality and population dynamics under extreme circumstances of CWD prion exposure and transmission. As of December 2005 (46 months post capture), 11 of 43 elk have died due to CWD. This compares to 100% mortality in less than 25 months in elk orally inoculated with different dosages of the CWD prion.


REVISED DRAFT


http://gf.state.wy.us/downloads/pdf/CWD2005reviseddraft.pdf


TSS




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