The farm where CWD was detected reportedly sold nearly 400 deer to 40 farms in seven states during the past five years.
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The farm first detected CWD in a 2½-year-old white-tailed deer in October 2020.
The farm is located within the designated CWD endemic area in southeastern Minnesota and the herd enclosure was double-fenced in 2017.
The ongoing chronic wasting disease investigation of farms tied to the Douglas County detection first reported in December 2019 has led to a CWD-confirmed doe on a Pine County farm. The herd in Pine County
The DNR suspects several deer in the St. Stephen area have recently died from EHD. Tests from two of the deer were positive for EHD; other deer were too decomposed to test.
Another 13 of the 102 deer were too decomposed to allow for successful testing.
All CWD-positive deer farms in the state are now empty.
Chronic wasting disease was detected in four harvested samples from farmed deer at a quarantined farm in Crow Wing County.