Chronic Wasting Disease Expert to Speak
Justin Binfet, wildlife management coordinator with the Casper Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and an expert on chronic wasting disease, will present “Chronic Wasting Disease Epidemiology” on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Werner Wildlife Museum. The talk is free and open to the public.
According to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, CWD is “a chronic, fatal disease of the central nervous system of mule deer, white-tailed deer, Rocky Mountain elk, and (rarely) moose.” Though the disease does not transfer to humans or domestic livestock, it threatens vast populations of the Cervidae family. Concerted efforts on the parts of state and provincial wildlife agencies have not stopped the spread of CWD, said India Hayford, museum assistant.
The talk is sponsored by the Wildlife Study Group, which meets monthly in the Africa-Arctic Room at Casper College’s Werner Wildlife Museum, located off the Casper College campus at 405 E. 15th Street. For more information call the museum at 307-235-2108, stop by Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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