Tagged chronic wasting disease


More CWD linked to Beltrami County deer farm and an expanded investigation after illegal dumping of infected deer carcasses

An entire herd of domesticated deer was depopulated and additional CWD-positive deer were found in a Beltrami County farm, and it appears the farmer illegally disposed of infected carcasses on nearby tax-forfeited land. During an inspection of the premises, a animal health board agent discovered several adult deer and fawn carcasses were moved onto the…


U of M researchers pilot CWD field test

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a new field test for chronic wasting disease. The team reported its findings in southeast Minnesota last month, making them the first-ever scientists to successfully deploy a CWD field test.  Researchers say the test is cheaper and produces quicker results. The U of M scientists are investigating several new…

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