Chronic Wasting Disease Update
Dr. Jeff Hayes, MS, DVM, ADDL Pathology Section Head
Through November 2017, the ADDL has performed immunohistochemistry (IHC) to detect the prion agent associated with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in tissues from 1,585 captive deer and from 411 wild deer this year. The majority of the wild deer were submitted by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. To date this has included the examination of 7,100 tissues. No suspect or positive animals have been detected among all deer tested in 2017, and none have been detected in Ohio since two premises were identified as having CWD-infected captive white-tailed deer in late 2014 and early 2015.