Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study



Date of this Version

April 2005


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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) recently was found in captive and free-ranging white-tailed deer in New York.
Exotic Bluetongue Virus inLouisiana Deer
The United States Poultry and Egg Association (USPEA) recently funded a SCWDS research project to investigate the epidemiology of the Southeast Asian highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses of the H5N1 serotype.
West Nile virus (WNV) continues to cause morbidity and mortality in humans, horses, and wildlife.
Wild Pigeons as Hosts for WNV
Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreak Continues
SCWDS diagnosticians recently diagnosed an unusual case of canine adenovirus (CAV) infection in an adult, male gray fox from Baker County, Georgia.
Since 1994, Michigan has recognized a problem with Mycobacterium bovis in wild white-tailed deer from a 13-county area in the northeastern portion of the Lower Peninsula. Mycobacterium bovis is the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (TB).
Drs. Danny Mead and Michael Yablsey receive honors
SCWDS graduate students Drs. Samantha Gibbs and Cynthia Tate are recent recipients of prestigious travel awards.