Follow Ups | Post Followup | Back to Discussion Board | VegSource
See spam or
inappropriate posts?
Please let us know.

From: TSS (
Date: September 11, 2004 at 7:57 am PST

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Deer Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 10:04:21 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Deer Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease
Sep. 10, 2004

MOAB, Utah (AP) -- A mature buck deer in the La Sal Mountains east of
Moab has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the Division of
Wildlife Resources said Friday.

Biologists believe the buck was killed by a mountain lion.

"This is the first deer to test positive for CWD in Utah this year,"
said Leslie McFarlane, a division wildlife biologist.

Last year, six of the 244 deer sampled in the La Sal Mountains tested
positive for the disease.

The DWR has collected samples from 207 animals across the state for
testing this year, and wants to collect more than 2,700 samples.

"We'll be taking samples from deer in specific units and from elk in the
Uintah Basin and southeastern Utah," McFarlane said.

A map of the units that will be sampled this year can be viewed at the
DWR's Web site

Results from samples that have been submitted, and information about
chronic wasting disease, are also available at the site.

Chronic wasting disease attacks the brains of infected animals, causing
them to display abnormal behavior and eventually become emaciated and
die. There is no evidence the disease can spread to people.

Once thought to exist only in the wild in northeastern Colorado and
southeastern Wyoming, the ailment has been found in wild and captive
deer and elk in Wisconsin, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and two Canadian provinces.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

> Biologists believe the buck was killed by a mountain lion.

OH, this is great, now we have the very likelyhood of TSE
via CWD transmitted to another species and on and on;

some 100+ _documented_ TSE cats of all types later...tss

on occassions, materials obtained from slaughterhouses will be derived
from sheep affected with scrapie or cattle that may be incubating BSE
for use in petfood manufacture...

Meldrum's notes on pet foods and materials used


Confidential BSE and __________________

1st case natural FSE

FSE and pharmaceuticals

can't forget about the mad man and his mad cat;

Deaths of CJD man and cat linked

In October 1998 the simultaneous occurrence of spongiform encephalopathy
in a man and his pet cat was reported. The report from Italy noted that
the cat did not display the same clinical features as FSE cases
previously seen. Indeed, the presence of a new type of FSE was
suggested. The man was diagnosed as having sporadic CJD, and neither
case (man nor cat) appeared to be affected by a BSE-related condition.

indeed there have been 4 documented cases of TSE in Lions to date.

Lion 32 December 98 Born November 86

Lion 33 May 1999 (euthanased) Born November 81.

Lion 36 Euthanased August 2000 Born July 87. Deteriorating hind limb

Lion 37 Euthanased November 2001 Male, 14 years. Deteriorating hind limb
ataxia since September 2001. (Litter mate to Ref. 36.)

go to the url above, on the bar at the top, click on _statistics_, then
in middle of next page, click on _other TSEs_.

or go here;



Reports on the clinical symptoms presented by these cats give a
relatively homogeneous picture: Affected cats show a lack of
coordination with an ataxia mainly of the hind limbs, they often fall
and miss their target when jumping. Fear and increased aggressiveness
against the owner and also other animals is often seen. They do not
longer tolerate to be touched (stroked) and start hiding. These
behavioural chances might be the result of a hypersensibility to touch
and noise, but also to increased fear. Excessive salivation is another
more frequently seen symptom. Cats with FSE in general show severe
behavioural disturbances, restlessness and depression, and a lack of
coat cleaning. Symptoms in large cats in general are comparable to those
in domestic cats. A report on FSE (in german) has been presented in 2001
in the Swiss FVO Magazin. A paper on the first FSE case in a domestic
cat in Switzerland is currently in press in the Journal Schweizer Archiv
für Tierheilkunde (SAT).


Follow Ups:

Post a Followup

E-mail: (optional)


Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL: