Chronic Wasting Disease Found in More Deer at Crow Wing County Farm

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in More Deer at Crow Wing County Farm Photo: KSTP

November 09, 2018 11:09 AM

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reports that four additional deer from a deer farm in Crow Wing County that has been quarantined since 2016 have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease.

A release said the farm has been under movement restrictions and monitored by the board since two white-tailed deer tested positive for the disease in December 2016.

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The latest deer to test positive were a 9-year-old female mule deer, a 2-year-old female mule deer, a 1.5-year-old female white-tailed deer and a 2-year-old male white-tailed deer.

According to the release, the DNR is in the second year of sampling wild deer in the county as a result of the farm's earlier infection. Results taken from the opening of firearms deer hunting season last weekend are not yet available, but no chronic wasting disease has been found in wild deer in Crow Wing County since the DNR began its surveillance.

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