A Risk Management Tool for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Captive Cervid Farms

This web publication provides online access to a Risk Management Tool that allows farmers to assess their risk based on geographic, demographic, and management information.

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Risk Tool The Risk Tool is a compressed, executable file (.exe).
A separate window will open and you will be prompted to run or save this file on your computer. After saving, select the icon to expand and open the file.
Manual The Risk Tool Manual (PDF).
You must have the free Adobe Reader to open the file.
Online Tutorial The tutorial is divided into three sections that correspond to content areas addressed by the CWD Risk Tool.
Risk Profiler This tutorial guides you through the first section of the CWD Risk Tool that assesses your risk based on your farm profile. Length: 8 minutes.
Risk of Introduction This tutorial estimates how risk changes based on the number of animals introduced, the type of testing used, and the proportion of infected animals from the place of origin. Length: 3 minutes.
Detection This tutorial makes an assessment of how likely CWD will be detected based on the mortality, birth, and introduction rates of animals on your farm. Length: 2.5 minutes.

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For more information about the Risk Management Tool, contact Dr. Shana Gillette.
Phone: (970) 581-4853
Email: Shana.Gillette@ColoState.EDU