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Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Franklin County
Re: Cervids developing resistance to CWD
The respected views are mostly from deer farms.
Most everyone else is of the opposite option.
Even with EHD, it is the southern state deer that are gaining some resistance. That as one study cites from "exposure, exposure, exposure". In PA exposure is limited with outbreaks every couple of years and mostly limited in area.
PA deer will again take decades or more to build that immunity.
The one good thing is, it appears that the antibodies pass on to fawns (with EHD). The bad part is that PA deer have a very high morality rate when it does rear it's head.
Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.