|LEHMKUHL, AARON - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)|
|THOMSEN, BRUCE - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)|
|BALACHANDRAN, ARU - Canadian Food Inspection Agency|
|HALL, S. MARK - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/10/2013
Publication Date: 5/26/2013
Citation: Lehmkuhl, A.L., Thomsen, B.V., Greenlee, J.J., Balachandran, A., O'Rourke, K., Hall, S. 2013. Characterization of the first case of naturally occurring chronic wasting disease in a captive red deer (Cervus elaphus) in North America. Prion 2013. AD-12-Prion (2013).7:22.
Technical Abstract: Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) affecting cervids that is caused by the accumulation of an abnormal prion protein. CWD has been diagnosed in captive and free-ranging elk (Cervus canadensis), mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and moose (Alces alces) in North America. This report describes the identification and characterization of the first case of CWD in a naturally infected, captive red deer in North America (Cervus elaphus).