Dr. Margaret Wild is the former chief wildlife veterinarian for the National Park Service. She is currently a professor at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has been chosen to lead research efforts into elk hoof disease through the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology. She is well-known among wildlife biologists and researchers nationwide for her expertise in Chronic Wasting Disease and has authored or co-authored over 50 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. In this episode we speak about the concept of One Health, disease variants, the history of CWD, its impact on wild populations, and the possibility of CWD jumping the species barrier to humans.
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