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Waukesha County Deer Herd Depopulated After CWD Detection
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 08/17/2022

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a Waukesha County deer farm that tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease earlier this year has been depopulated. Of the 20 culled animals, eight tested positive for the disease.

In February, DATCP immediately quarantined the farm when two three-year-old white-tailed bucks tested positive for CWD. A quarantine means that no live animals or whole carcasses are permitted to leave the property. The USDA's Wildlife Services depopulated the herd on August 3, and samples were submitted to the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, for testing.

The farm owner will receive federal indemnity for the depopulated animals. The farm will not be permitted to hold cervids for five years, and during that period it must maintain fences and submit to routine inspections.

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