Please provide a link to a study or survey that was done on this topic before the sky begins to fall...Please don't make things up to justify your paranoia.troutman42 said:Not that I know of Danesdad. I think there's alot less known about it than we think.
It can't be passed on thru urine? If that's truly the case, I apologize for my post. I thought I read somewhere that using deer urine can introduce it to the area. Even if it is a slight risk, ban it to be safe.Danesdad said:Has there been any proven cases where the prions that cause CWS were present in any urine based lure? Not trying to start anything, I'm just wondering.
it's a neurological disease, you have nothing to worry about. However..... if you use salt licks or have corn troughs in the off season this will spread it. CWD can be transmitted through mucus, therefore when a couple deer are licking the same block simultaneously or when they are feeding outta the same trough and bump noses the disease can be spread.Double Lung 20 said:I really hope the PGC bans the use of deer urine next year. Make it illegal to possess it. We can't take any risks for CWD.
what do u mean they arent taking it seriously, do u own a deer farm or are u involved in one... if not then how do u know, im not trying to be/sound like a butt j/wBluetick said:Real easy here - prevention is far easier than the sickness.
There is no test for CWD or the prions in deer urine. Doesn't exist.
Deer need to be tested when dead only. There is no live test certified by science. The samples are taken from the brain stem of the dead animal.
Deer urine is a vector for this disease. Each and every time it is dragged through the woods, dispersed from a dripper, or spilled from a bottle it opens a possible source of infection. The urine is not sterilized as it would kill the properties that make the urine effective in the first place. Second, prions seemingly can't be killed.
At risk is the entire PA deer herd and deer hunting as we know it. The battle over too many or not enough deer will not even compare to the harm this disease will cause to the herd and hunting in this state if it spreads beyond the current area.
The department of Ag is the lead and controlling entity for CWD in PA. They need to apply the laws and reg's already on the books to control livestock disease for CWD.
Second, the legislature needs to give back the authority for deer farms back to the GC. Real enforcement needs to be excreted on these deer farms and farmers. The potential for wide spread infection of the wild PA deer herd is at stake and the Department of Ag is NOT taking this seriously.