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CWD Found in Washington County Deer Farm
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/09/2018

A white-tailed deer from a breeding farm in Washington County is the latest animal to test positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin. State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw says the three year-old buck was born on the 15-acre property, which keeps a herd of 58 whitetails, along with 13 elk.

The deer was found dead from injuries apparently sustained in a fight. It was sampled in accordance with state rules, which require testing of farm-raised deer and elk when they die or are killed.

McGraw says the farm has been enrolled in the CWD Herd Status Program since 2003. The property has since been quarantined, which stops movement of deer off the premises.

State animal health officials will investigate the deer's s history and trace movements to determine whether other herds may have been exposed to CWD.

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