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CWD Confirmed at Iowa County Deer Farm
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/01/2016

A white-tailed deer from a farm in Iowa County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. Wisconsin State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw said the two-year-old buck, which was born on the property and killed after sustaining an injury, was one of only 15 deer reported to be on the one-acre farm.

State animal health officials say the owner keeps a small number of deer for public exhibition only and does not move the animals anywhere except to slaughter.

As a precaution, the operation has been testing all of its deer for CWD when they die since 2002.

McGraw says the farm has been quarantined since 2008 when wild deer within a five mile radius were diagnosed with CWD.

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