• Question: Have you heard about chronic wasting disease? what are your thoughts on it?

    Asked by Kate to Aryanne on 13 Mar 2019.
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      Aryanne Finnie answered on 13 Mar 2019:

      I have heard of this! it is caused in the same way foot and mouth, and fatal familiar insomnia etc, where a protein called a prion unfolds in the brain and causes the rest of them to do so which causes devastating effects to the body which are almost always fatal. unfortunately it is almost always untreatable, but it is preventable by making sure no contact with the deer or consumption of the deer in the area and people will be safe! it is a shame though, poor deer 🙁