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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…

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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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