In the News
August 15, 2019
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.
June 27, 2019
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.
February 21, 2019
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.
September 04, 2018
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.
May 16, 2018
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.