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White-tailed deer

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing new regulations to prevent chronic wasting disease (CWD) from entering the state. CWD is a fatal nervous system disease that affects deer, elk, and moose. According to Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler, New York has avoided outbreaks in its deer populations since 2005.
Dr. Kristen Schuler shown providing expert testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources

Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler was invited to provide her expert testimony and recommendations on combating chronic wasting disease (CWD) to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources.
Deer

Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Krysten Schuler examines the scientific evidence that supports prions as the agent of Chronic Wasting Disease and recommends next steps for tackling this disease threat.
White tail deer

Chronic wasting disease has been found in deer in 23 states and two Canadian provinces. Wildlife agencies, conservation organizations, and the hunting industry are coming together to educate the public and highlight the need for investment in scientific research to better understand the disease.
Bull Moose

Working closely with Cornell Wildlife Health Center experts, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released a final plan to minimize the risk of Chronic Wasting Disease impacting wild deer and moose.