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 was being investigated because it provided animals to the Douglas County herd in the past, including the CWD positive doe that initiated the disease investigation.
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.
Six of seven animals in a small herd of captive white-tailed deer in Goodhue County died of the disease earlier this month.
All seven of the remaining white-tailed deer in the herd were harvested, sampled, and found to have the disease affecting deer and elk.
CWD was also detected in a 3-year-old white-tailed buck last month at the deer farm.
Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirmed results with the USDA, has already quarantined the herd and started disease investigation.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Chronic wasting disease was not detected in deer tissue samples from Minnesota’s only currently quarantined farmed deer herd, in Crow Wing County, according to the latest test results involving the herd. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health quarantined the herd in December 2016 when two white-tailed deer tested positive for CWD. When the herd was quarantined, it…
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has lifted a quarantine in place since May 15 following the depopulation and testing of a chronic wasting disease-exposed Wright County white-tailed deer herd. CWD was not detected in any of the 30 white-tailed deer samples collected. The herd was initially placed under quarantine because the Board traced animal movements from…
Herd was part of farmed deer and elk disease investigation.
Part of disease tracing effort reaching back to 2016 Crow Wing County case.
Female white-tailed deer tests positive for the disease near Dassel in Meeker County in southeastern Minnesota, making it three farm deer to test positive in the last month