Many of us have a general knowledge of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). We know it is something that deer get and it is not good for them, but that is about where our knowledge ends. Let’s find out more about CWD – its history, what it is exactly, what has been done in the past and where management is headed in the future. Dr. Mike Miller, the Senior Wildlife Veterinarian for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, is perhaps the world’s leading expert on CWD and we tap into his knowledge and experience to learn more.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
CWD is a fatal neurological disease found in deer, elk and moose. Colorado Parks and Wildlife researchers and biologists have studied chronic wasting disease on numerous fronts – their work and expertise on this disease is recognized both nationally and internationally. Read Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Colorado Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan to see how our agency is addressing the problem.
Podcast hosted by Mark Johnson. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. The agency manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s 960-plus wildlife species, more than 350 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs from hunting and fishing to the state’s trails program, boat registrations, snowmobiles, off-highway vehicles and more. All of its management is in perpetuity for the enjoyment of Coloradans and its visitors and this podcast is dedicated to telling the stories and happenings in Colorado’s great outdoors.