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Chronic Wasting Disease

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Chronic Wasting Disease, (CWD), also known as Cervid Wasting Disease, is a highly infectious, fatal disease which has devastated some populations of wild and farmed deer in North America. CWD has very recently been diagnosed in Scandinavia in a reindeer and also in moose. The risk of CWD entering the UK is therefore likely to have increased now the disease is present in Europe. CWD is caused by a prion, a mutant folded protein, and belongs to the same group of diseases as scrapie, which affects sheep and goats, and “mad cow disease”, (bovine spongiform encephalopathy or “BSE”). This group of...

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Lyme Disease and Ticks

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

All those working in and visiting the countryside should be aware of tick bites and the risks of contracting Lyme Disease. Downloadable Leaflets are available on-line.  

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