Farmed Cervidae

The USAHA Committee on Farmed Cervidae is a newly formed committee (2017).  It previously operated as a subcommittee under the Committee on Captive Wildlive and Alternative Livestock.  Below is an archive of that committee for reference.

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Captive Wildlife & Alternative Livestock

The purposes of the Committee on Captive Wildlife & Alternative Livestock are:

  • To represent the interests of captive wildlife and alternative livestock as it relates to the health of the livestock industry;
  • To provide the information and expertise to USAHA which can be used to make appropriate decisions regarding the health of domestic livestock that also consider the needs of captive wildlife in zoological institutions, related captive and alternative livestock industries and the conservation and breeding of endangered species;
  • To assist in the development of sound policies governing the dispersal and movement intra and interstate of captive wildlife and alternative livestock;
  • To present appropriate information to assist in the development of sound governmental policies concerning captive wildlife and alternative livestock by providing recommendations based on scientifically valid principles and methods;
  • To provide information and assist in the development of sound policies governing the importation/exportation of captive wildlife and alternative livestock, their germ plasm and other biomaterials directed toward the propagation of wildlife and the conservation of the earth's biodiversity;
  • To assist in the identification and management of disease and welfare problems affecting captive wildlife and alternative livestock;
  • To encourage and support research and development of biotechnology aimed at the health maintenance, well-being and conservation of captive and alternative livestock; and
  • To assist in the dissemination of information pertinent to captive wildlife and alternative livestock to zoological institutions and the related captive and alternative livestock industries.

Members

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Presentations

Reports

Resolutions

2014

Resolution 28: Epidemiology of Chronic Wasting Disease in Farmed Cervids

2013

Resolution 16: NATIONAL REVIEW OF RESEARCH NEEDS FOR CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE

2012

Resolution 13: FUNDING FOR INDEMNITY OF CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE POSITIVE OR EXPOSED ANIMALS

Resolution 15: VACCINE FOR THE VARIOUS STRAINS OF EPIZOOTIC HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE IN CERVIDS

Resolution 20: CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE CONTROL

Resolution 21: FUNDING FOR CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE TESTING

Resolution 24: CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE PROGRAM STANDARDS

2011

Resolution 14: CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE FUNDING FOR CAPTIVE CERVIDS

Resolution 15: CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE HERD CERTIFICATION AND INTERSTATE MOVEMENT FINAL RULE

Resolution 16: LIVE ANIMAL TESTING FOR CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE

2010

Resolution 1: FUNDING FOR EVALUATION OF THE CHEMBIO ANTIBODY TEST AS AN OFFICIAL TUBERCULOSIS PROGRAM TEST FOR CERVIDS

2007

Resolution 1: Publication of the Proposed Cervid Brucellosis Rule in the Federal Register

Resolution 2: Finalize the Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program and Interstate Movement of Farmed or Captive Deer, Elk and Moose Rule

Resolution 3: Vaccine for the Various Strains of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in Cervids

Resolution 4: Addition of Retrophayngeal Lymph Nodes as an Acceptable Tissue, along with the Obex, in State CWD Monitoring Programs

Resolution 5: Funding and Planning of Integrated and Comprehensive Animal Health Surveillance

2006

Resolution 13: The Use of the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) Test to Diagnose Chronic Wasting Disease in Captive Wildlife

2004

Resolution 19: Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9