A New Chronic Wasting Disease Quarantine Order for 2013 is now available for deer farmers. The new order includes requirements for Herd Certification and Herd Management.
*Chronic Wasting Disease General Quarantine Order 2014*
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture confirmed the first positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania in October 2012. CWD is a progressive, fatal disease of the nervous system of cervid animals including deer, elk and moose. CWD is not believed to be transmissible to humans.
An interagency CWD task force is in place to address the threat of the disease to Pennsylvania’s captive and wild cervid populations and includes the departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection and Health, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The task force is currently following the Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan to prevent further spread of this devastating disease to the state’s captive and wild cervid populations.
2014 General Quarantine Order Power Point
CWD Annual Inventory Forms
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Information for Hunters Frequently Asked Questions
Chronic Wasting Disease Submission Form (Hunter Submissions)
CWD Quarantined Locations
CWD Response Plan
PA Department of Agriculture CWD Program
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