A wild deer health survey is taking place across Scotland to assess the prevalence of E. coli O157, Cryptosporidium and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) across all species, upland and lowland. If you are a deer manager and would like to participate/more info contact Tom.McNeilly@moredun.ac.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org, 0131 445 6157 29.8.17
In the course of this week, Deer Management Groups will receive detail and sampling packs from the Moredun Research Institute as part of the wild deer health survey that is taking place across all deer species in Scotland..
Moredun, in partnership with Edinburgh University and the deer sector in Scotland including ADMG, LDNS and the Scottish Venison Partnership, is undertaking the deer health project which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and Food Standards Scotland.
The objective of the project is to assess the prevalence of E. coli O157, Cryptosporidium and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the Scottish wild deer population, all species, upland and lowland.
It is hoped that each Deer Management Group will be able to provide the project with an initial 10 completed samples from stags, followed during the hind season by a further 10 from hinds.
ADGM is looking for participants in this important research.
If you are a deer manager and would like to take part in the research project, or would like more information, please contact Tom McNeilly or Beth Wells, tel 0131 445 6157.
Respondents will be informed of results from the samples they submit, and all results will be anonymous.