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