Madison, Wis. The final 90 elk were killed at a northeastern Wisconsin farm following the discovery of chronic wasting disease in its herd, state agriculture officials said last Thursday. The animals were killed Tuesday at the Eugene Sperber farm near Va
A female elk at the farm tested positive for the disease in
March, the first time the disease was found in Wisconsin in an
animal other than a deer. The diseased elk was one of 20 that
Sperber bought in December 2000 and January 2001 from a Stearns
County, Minn., farm where the disease was found last year.