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CWD

Abbreviation for chronic wasting disease.
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CWD

abbr.
chronic wasting disease
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Bastian will have a vaccine for CWD on deer farms within two years.
Scientists currently believe CWD is caused when an abnormal cellular protein called a prion infects certain regions of an animal; namely, the central nervous system and lymphoid tissue (cells that surround small arteries).
We also tested radio-collared and other deer from the SAM that died between capture periods for CWD using obex or pharyngeal lymph nodes and either the IHC or ELISA tests (Williams et al, 2001) (n = 28, December 2003-December 2009, respectively).
CWD was diagnosed in 2 moose in May 2016 in Norway's Selbu municipality and in 1 moose in October 2017 in Lierne municipality.
One question the Park Service's Wildlife Health Branch investigated is whether CWD is causing elk populations to decline.
The database has been compiled from 2009 to 2014 and was used to identify patients who had previously undergone a CWD mastoidectomy and subsequently have had non-echo planar DWI prior to a further surgical exploration of their mastoid cavity.
In the COMC group, 9 (18%) patients underwent a CWU tympanoplasty and 41(82%) a CWD tympanoplasty.
The first CWD case was documented in a clinically ill female elk in November 2002 and subsequently in a female mule deer that was struck by a vehicle in January 2003.
However, CWD netted to put the pressure back on to Newcastle and then made it 2.0.
The literature suggests that CWD mastoidectomy is relatively safe, as it is associated with minimal risk and good long-term results.
"Although CWD is a serious threat to Arkansas's elk and white-tailed deer, we are not the first to deal with the disease," said G&FC Director Mike Knoedl.