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VERGE NEWS

2016 NEWS

VERGE Clears Whole Herd with Diagnostic CWD LIVE TEST at 12 Months
May 2016 - VERGE Vet Services has completed the first successful whole herd test for CWD as a “one-and-done” test at 12 months post-exposure, using The VERGE Procedure to provide a diagnostic results for each individual animal.

VERGE Completes FIRST Successful LIVE DIAGNOSTIC CLERANCE of Individual CWD Exposed Animals
April 2016 - VERGE Vet Services has completed the first ever successful live diagnostic test and clearance for individual trace-suspect and CWD exposed deer, as a “one-and-done” test at 12 months.

VERGE Successfully Develops Protocols for Bred Does & High Risk Animals
March 2016 - VERGE Vet Services has developed specialized handling and anesthetic protocols for use with bred does and other animals considered at high risk for surgical procedures, including CWD testing using The VERGE Procedure as well as tonsil and rectal biopsy surveillance testing

Dr. Nathan Shotts of VERGE Vet Services Speaks at NADeFA Convention
March 2016 - Dr. Nathan Shotts of VERGE Vet Services was a keynote speaker at the 2016 North American Deer Farmer’s Association (NADeFA) convention in Tulsa Oklahoma.

VERGE Works with Industry and Regulators on CWD Plans and Clearance
March 2016 - VERGE Vet Services staff has been successfully working with the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), on behalf of VERGE Clients and Cervid Industry Associations, to clear herds and animals involved in CWD investigations in Texas.

VERGE Procedure Live Test Biopsies Accepted “Without Question” by USDA
February 2016 - The USDA today confirmed that The VERGE Procedure’s live, ante-mortem biopsies have been accepted “Without Question” by the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) for use as a diagnostic tool for CWD. This final steps paves the way for The VERGE Procedure to be implemented as the first nationally accepted, regulatory, diagnostic “live” ante-mortem test for CWD.

VERGE Refines Tonsil and RAMALT Procedures for Captive, Farmed Cervids
February 2016 - VERGE Vet Services has successfully refined the protocols for both tonsil and rectal biopsy procedures to test for CWD, adapting them for more effective use with captive and farmed Cervids.

VERGE Presents CWD Live Testing Info to DBC Board
January 2016 - Staff from VERGE Vet Services met with the Deer Breeder’s Corporation (DBC) Board of Directors today, presenting updated information on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), live testing options, and The VERGE Procedure – the first and only regulatory and diagnostic ante-mortem, live test for CWD in White Tailed Deer.

Dr Nathan Shotts of VERGE Presents at Texas CWD Symposium
January 2016 - Dr. Nathan Shotts of VERGE Vet Services, recognized as one of the 5 top national experts on CWD, presented information on CWD and The VERGE Procedure at the Texas CWD Symposium organized by the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).

VERGE Provides Framework for CWD Live Testing
January 2016 - VERGE Vet Services has provided a comprehensive outline for implementation of live testing for CWD to State and Federal regulators, in advance of the Texas CWD symposium scheduled for later this month. This Regulatory Review Package contains information for agencies and officials to evaluate, approve, and implement Live Animal, Ante-Mortem CWD testing, within existing legal and regulatory guidelines and rules.
 

 

2015 NEWS

VERGE Completes Another Successful Breeding Season
December 2015 - VERGE Vet Services has completed another successful White-Tailed and Mule Deer breeding season in Texas, adding several new developments to the options offered to their clients.

The VERGE Procedure: A Gold-Standard CWD Live Test Option   (Courtesy of NADeFA and Deer Breeder’s Magazine)
November 2015 - NADeFA Deer Breeder’s Magazine : A group of Veterinarians at VERGE (Veterinary Reproduction and Genetics) have developed, tested, and are ready to deploy The VERGE Procedure, the FIRST genuine diagnostic live TEST for CWD in White Tailed Deer. This procedure works for individual animals, with gold standard accuracy, using currently approved gold-standard tissues and tests, in full compliance with Federal law and CWD Program Standards.

VERGE Demos 100% Success and Correlation of The VERGE Procedure
November 2015 - VERGE Vet Services has successfully demonstrated The VERGE Procedure – the first “live” ante-mortem diagnostic test for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) - to USDA, State, Wildlife, Veterinary Professionals, and Cervid Industry representatives, with a 100% success rate and a 100% correlation of results.


US Animal Health Association Unanimously Approves VERGE Resolution
October 2015 - The US Animal Health Association (USAHA), the nation’s premier animal health organization, unanimously approved a
resolution sponsored by VERGE Vet Services regarding live animal testing for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
 
VERGE Presents The VERGE Procedure at US Animal Health Association
October 2015 - VERGE Vet Services presented The VERGE Procedure – the first regulatory and diagnostic “live” ante-mortem test for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) – to the US Animal Health Association (USAHA), the nation’s foremost animal health organization.

VERGE Develops Successful LIVE, Fresh Sexed Semen Protocol for Breeding
October 2015 - VERGE Vet Services has developed a practical and commercially viable protocol to use fresh, sexed semen for breeding of Cervids. This protocol can overcome the issues of reduced motility for frozen samples, increase conception rate success, and allow more effective control of genetics and herd make-up.

 
VERGE Vet Services Presents The VERGE Procedure to Texas Animal Health (TAHC)
September 2015 - Veterinarians from VERGE Vet Services presented information on the revolutionary VERGE PROCEDURE for live animal testing of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) to the Texas State Veterinarian, State Epidemiologist, State Regional Directors for the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD), and key TAHC and USDA staff at a meeting in Austin.

 
THE VERGE PROCEDURE – a GOLD STANARD LIVE ANTE-MORTEM CWD test
September 2015 - VERGE Vet Services has developed a procedure to obtain the GOLD STANDARD regulatory tissue for testing of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), without the need to euthanize the animal. THE VERGE PROCDEDURE provides a LIVE TEST alternative to the current “kill-to-test” post-mortem collection used nationally. The VERGE Procedure provides the solution that industry, regulators, and science have been looking for – for decades.