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Alaska tries to stave off introduction of CWD

Alaska is taking steps to prevent the introduction of chronic wasting disease, which would devastate moose, caribou, elk and reindeer populations, says state veterinarian Bob Gerlach. A voluntary program offers CWD testing of commercial animals that died because of illness, injury or slaughter; wild animals are spot-checked; imported animals must come from herds that have been certified CWD-free for five years; and Dr. Gerlach advises hunters to follow CDC prevention guidelines.

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