CWD directly causes deer population declines

CWD directly causes deer population declines

Researchers document first-ever evidence of white-tailed deer declines from CWD.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has caused significant declines in east-central Wyoming white-tailed deer populations, according to new research published by University of Wyoming scientists.

CWD is a prion disease of deer, elk and moose found in 24 states and two Canadian provinces.

The research, led by recent University of Wyoming doctoral graduate David Edmunds, under the direction of associate professor Todd Cornish in the university's department of veterinary sciences, is

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