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Guidelines for health screening and handling of galliforms

Posted by WAFWA on July 1, 2019
Upland game birds are captured and relocated within and between jurisdictions to facilitate a variety of management goals. The movement of wildlife carries the risk of transportation of pathogens to novel environments or populations; as well as the potential for naïve animals contracting disease when exposed to novel pathogens after…
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Recommendations for Adaptive Management of Chronic Wasting Disease in the West

Posted by WAFWA on January 6, 2018
Abstract: Chronic wasting disease (CWD) — an infectious prion disease affecting at least four important native cervid species — represents a significant threat to the future health and vitality of free-ranging cervid resources in western North America. Moreover, growing concerns about potential transmissibility to humans could erode hunting participation in…
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Abnornal Eye Cases in Cervids

Posted by WAFWA on June 1, 2017
Multiple Western states/provinces have noticed increasing or at least occasional reports of eye disease in cervids. Of particular concern are those in moose. No single disease process or agent has been consistently identified; however, sampling strategies vary significantly. A simple standardized protocol for sampling is provided to help field staff,…
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Talking Points: Resiratory Disease in Wild Sheep

Posted by WAFWA on October 1, 2016
WAFWA Wildlife Health Committee/Wild Sheep Working Group, October 2016.
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Recommendations for Domestic Sheep and Goat Management In Wild Sheep Habitat

Posted by WAFWA on July 21, 2010
Although the risk of disease transmission from domestic sheep or goats to wild sheep is widely recognized by wildlife and land management agencies, a unified set of management recommendations for minimizing this risk has not yet been devised or adopted by responsible agencies. This report has been prepared to assist…
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A Model Protocol for Purchase, Distribution and Use of Pharmaceuticals in Wildlife

Posted by WAFWA on January 6, 2010
The use of various pharmaceutical agents is well accepted and frequently applied in legitimate wildlife management. As such, it is critical that state wildlife management agencies be aware of changing regulations governing this activity and evolving social attitudes. Many individuals within federal and state wildlife agencies and individuals working with…
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