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Chronic Wasting Disease: Minnesota's Deer Herd Gets Clean Bill of Health

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April 18, 2013

Chronic Wasting Disease: Minnesota's Deer Herd Gets Clean Bill of Health

By Chad Love

Tests on over 2,000 deer last season revealed some good news for Minnesota's deer herd: a clean bill of health regarding chronic wasting disease.

From this story on twincities.com:
The Department of Natural Resources says none of the more than 2,300 deer sampled last year tested positive for the disease. Tests on nearly 1,200 deer taken in the Pine Island area of southeastern Minnesota turned up no infected deer for the second year in a row. The only deer from that area that's tested positive to date was one discovered in the 2010 hunting season. Deer also were tested as a precaution in east-central Minnesota, because the disease was discovered in nearby Wisconsin, and in the north metropolitan area, because a captive herd in North Oaks tested positive. All those tests came back negative as well.

Many states are now regularly testing for CWD. How did your state fare this year?

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from jay wrote 1 year 1 day ago

I'm sure that the wolves that are destroying Minnesota's deer herd will be thrilled with the news.

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from CL3 wrote 1 year 1 day ago

First ever 3 confirmed cases in the wild here in PA. Two confirmed captive deer last fall. I think they are linked. Deer farming is bad news bears.

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from CL3 wrote 1 year 1 day ago

First ever 3 confirmed cases in the wild here in PA. Two confirmed captive deer last fall. I think they are linked. Deer farming is bad news bears.

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from jay wrote 1 year 1 day ago

I'm sure that the wolves that are destroying Minnesota's deer herd will be thrilled with the news.

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