Volume 46 | February 25, 2019
Hunters Say It's Not a 'Zombie Disease,' But They are Worried About Deer Illness
Doug Duren lives on a 430-acre farm in Wisconsin that’s been in his family for 115 years, and he keeps more than 200 acres of it wild for deer hunting.

It’s a vast plot of land to hunt on — boasting around 75 white-tail deer per square mile — and Duren, 60, keeps in mind a conservationist mantra when he manages it: “It’s not ours, it’s just our turn.”

That phrase is of particular importance these days for hunters like Duren, as a sickness called chronic wasting disease (CWD) continues to spread through the cervid population, which includes animals like deer, elk and moose.

Duren has dealt with it on his land. Three of the 30 deer killed on his property this past season tested positive for CWD, and he’s growing worried as the disease has now been found in 24 states across the country.

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In the News
USDA Expands Sampling Methods for FAD Investigation
After input from the pork industry, the USDA has announced that the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) will officially accept swine lymph node as an approved type of sample for determining the presence of African swine fever (ASF) and classical swine fever (CSF), but only as part of a foreign animal disease investigation.

African Swine Fever Found in Chinese Dumplings
Chinese frozen food producer Sanquan Food Co. Ltd recalled pork dumplings on Monday that might be contaminated with African swine fever (ASF). 
These dumplings consist of dough wrapped around pork that are then boiled, fried or steamed. Not only are they a staple Chinese dish, but they are also a popular meal for people celebrating the Lunar New Year.

American Feed Industry Association Takes Vigilant Biosecurity Stance
With increasing foreign animal disease pressure and recent outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has released an updated version of its  biosecurity guidelines

Save the Date
Please join WLIC for our Annual Member Meeting:
Thursday, March 21st, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection (DATCP) - Board Room
2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison, WI 53718
R.S.V.P. Contact Jodi Legge at [email protected] or 608.848.1907
In addition to the regular business agenda, WLIC members will vote
on nominees to fill the open board positions.
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