Minnesota finds two additional farmed deer with CWD

Routine testing confirms the disease in farmed deer in north-central Minnesota.

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has identified chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a farmed deer herd in Crow Wing County near Merrifield in north-central Minnesota.

The herd of 33 mule deer and 100 white-tailed deer is registered with BOAH. Two, two-year-old female deer were slaughtered on the farm and both tested positive for CWD. The deer showed no clinical signs of illness.

BOAH requires CWD testing of all farmed deer or elk that die or are slaughtered and are mor

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