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Chronic wasting disease found in Oconto CountySubmitted: 09/30/2016
MADISON - Chronic wasting disease has turned up in a deer in another northern Wisconsin county.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection announced that a deer on an Oconto County hunting preserve tested positive for the disease.


The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, reported the final test results back to the state.

The 18-month-old female was one of 1,450 deer on the preserve, which covers over 1,300 acres.

The deer was born and killed on the preserve.

Farm-raised deer or elk are required to be tested when they die.The business will be allowed to continue hunts on the preserve, as properly handled dead animals are not believed to pose a risk of further infection.


Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team

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