Meat from deer contaminated with chronic wasting disease may be more dangerous to humans than originally thought. In the summer 2017 report by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency regarding the ongoing CWD study of 18 macaque monkeys, three of five that were fed infected white tail deer meat developed CWD over a three-year period. Two monkeys that had infected matter exposed to their brains also developed CWD.

CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease)  has already been detected in deer and elk in 23 states: Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Illinois, Utah, New York, West Virginia, Kansas, Michigan, Virginia, Missouri, North Dakota, Maryland, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas; as well as the Canadian Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Don’t take chances. Every hunter should make it a priority to have a SAWCorp blood test kit in their pack.

[ Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette, October 7, 2017 ]


SAWCorp, Sustainable Agriculture & Wildlife Corporation, has introduced the first blood test for CWD which is able to detect CWD before a deer or elk starts showing symptoms (which can take up to two years or more to manifest). With our Field Collection Kit simply swab a blood sample from your deer or elk harvest, mail the blood sample to our lab in the pre-paid envelope, and you have your results within seven to ten business days. Each kit contains all you need to collect and send samples for a single harvested deer.


RSS Chronic Wasting Disease – Google News

  • Montana deer test positive for brain wasting disease November 18, 2018
    Montana deer test positive for brain wasting disease  Fox NewsFull coverage
  • Wisconsin chronic wasting disease information November 18, 2018
    Wisconsin chronic wasting disease information  WXOW.comGun deer season off to a good, snowy, start  WKOWGun deer hunting season began Saturday  WTMJ (press release) (blog)Full coverage
  • Tennessee expands Chronic Wasting Disease protections November 18, 2018
    Tennessee expands Chronic Wasting Disease protections  WBIR.comChronic Wasting Disease Sampling in Ecru  WCBIBrain-eating disease threatens Alabama deer population  NBC 15 WPMI (press release)Full coverage
  • More Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Montana Deer November 17, 2018
    More Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Montana Deer  klyq3 deer killed in Montana positive for brain wasting disease  Montana StandardFull coverage
  • A new way to track Chronic Wasting Disease November 17, 2018
    A new way to track Chronic Wasting Disease  WJTV3 deer harvested in Blaine County have tested positive for chronic wasting disease  KRTV Great Falls NewsNew testing finds that CWD appears to be spreading  Minnesota Public Radio NewsFull coverage