Remaining Deer at Winona County Farm Found to Have Disease

Remaining Deer at Winona County Farm Found to Have Disease Photo: KSTP

March 05, 2018 01:42 PM

In a story March 2 about tests for chronic wasting disease on deer from a Winona County deer farm, The Associated Press reported erroneously that deer that had been moved from the farm to a Winona city park had the disease. Those deer did not show symptoms of the disease.

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has released updated results on a Winona County deer farm where animals were found in November to have chronic wasting disease.

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The board says in a release that the last seven remaining white-tailed deer harvested at the farm were found to have the disease. Samples from deer that the producer had moved from the farm to a Winona city park did not show the disease.

The board is working with the owner to clean and decontaminate the enclosure that contained the deer.

The board says it is monitoring one other farmed deer herd in the state, in Crow Wing County. That herd is quarantined and being tested for the disease.

Chronic wasting disease is fatal to deer and elk, and there are no known treatments or vaccines.
 

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