CWD confirmed in an Alberta moose

Photo: Cam Barlow

Photo: Cam Barlow

The first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a moose in Canada was confirmed in Alberta earlier this month.   The adult, male moose was killed in a highway collision near the South Saskatchewan river, an area where CWD is already known to exist in the deer population.

A small number of moose with CWD have been found in the United States.  The occurrence of CWD in moose is likely due to inter-species transmission, perhaps by way of environmental contamination.

For more information, please see the CWD in moose in Alberta information sheet.

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  1. 2013-03-15

    […] effects on deer and elk populations in the area but the recent case of CWD in a moose from Alberta ( highlights its ability to transmit to that species as well. An additional concern, based on its […]

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