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Cervids

A cervid is a ruminant from the family Cervidae: deer, elk, moose, caribou, reindeer, and related species. Along with sheep, goats, and camelids, cervids are considered " small" ruminants. In many countries and states, commercial deer farming is increasing. On this page, links pertaining to cervids are arranged alphabetically according to topic or information source: associations, general links, health and diseases (including chronic wasting disease), publications, and research.

Associations

Alberta Reindeer Association
Alberta Whitetail & Mule Deer Association
British Deer Farmers Association
Canadian Cervid Alliance (CCA)
Deer and Elk Farming in New England
Deer Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) recommended link
Elk Breeders Home Page (wapiti.net)
Federation of European Deer Farmers Associations
Idaho Elk Breeders
Minnesota Elk Breeders Association
North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA)
North American Elk Breeders Association (NEABA)
Ontario Deer & Elk Farmers Association
Texas Deer Association
The United Elk Farmers Association (TUEFA)
Whitetails of Wisconsin (WOW)
Wisconsin Commercial Deer & Elk Farmer's Association

General links

Deer and elk web site - Ontario, Canada
Deer, Elk, & Reindeer Discussion Forums
Deer and Elk Farmers' Information Network recommended link
Deer farming: guidelines on practical aspects - FAO United Nations
Deer Industry New Zealand
DeerTracking Magazine
Deer (venison) ranching - AgMRC
New Zealand Deer Velvet
Non-native deer and elk production - Texas A&M University recommended link
Reindeers.info - an info source on reindeers

Health and diseases

[PDF] Bacterial diseases of farm deer and bison - Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz.
Causes of mortality and diseases in farmed deer in Switzerland
DeerVet - Deer Industry Association of Australia
Disease Information: Deer - NZMerial.com
Diseases of sheep, cattle, and deer - Te Ara New Zealand
[PDF] Fenceline contact between wild and farmed White tailed deer
Johne's Disease Deer & Elk FAQs - Johne's Information Center
Parasites and deer - Ontario, Canada
Saskatchewan Specialized Livestock Research Program

Chronic wasting disease (CWD)

Chronic wasting disease blog
Chronic wasting disease - Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
[PDF] Chronc wasting disease in deer and elk in North America
Chronic wasting disease - USDA APHIS

Chronic wasting disease fact sheet- Texas Parks & Wildlife
Chronic wasting disease alliance (cwd-info.org)
Chronic wasting disease - National Wildlife Health Center
Chronic wasting disease of elk and deer - Alberta, Canada
CWD.cc

Publications

[PDF] Deer and Elk Farming - Rutgers University
Deer, elk, and reindeer library - DeerFarmer.com
Deer farming - Tasmania, Australia
Deer resources - Deer Industry Association of Australia | Handbook
[PDF] Elk production - Penn State Ag Alternatives
[PDF] Fallow deer production - Penn State Ag Alternatives
[PDF] Raising deer and elk - Cornell University Small Farms
Raising deer in Florida
Red and Fallow Deer - North Dakota State University
[PDF] Red deer production - Penn State Ag Alternatives

Research

Australian Deer Research Foundation Ltd.
Deer Industry R&D Program - RIRDC Australia
Elk Research Institute
Reindeer Research Program - University of Alaska
Specialized Livestock Research & Develpment Program - Saskatchewon

Deer with goats
   Cervids include deer, elk, moose, caribou, and reindeer.