CWD Spikes at Wisconsin Deer Farms

CWD Spikes at Wisconsin Deer Farms

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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has plagued Wisconsin deer farms for years, and last year’s near-record rate has officials concerned. In 2017, the fatal disease was confirmed in 60 deer that were raised in captive deer operations. This marks the first time in 11 years that the state has confirmed this many cases of CWD, Wisconsin Public Radio reports.

There were 60 confirmed CWD-positive deer in captive deer operations in Wisconsin in 2017. That is the most positive captive cases in more than a decade. (Photo courtesy gettyimages.com)

According to Darlene Konkle, assistant state veterinarian for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP),…



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