South Dakota Deer Test Positive for CWD July 13, 2011 KDLT News

South Dakota Deer Disease News Archive




South Dakota wildlife officials say testing over the past year has found 33 positive cases of chronic wasting disease in the state.... between last July 1 and this June 30 tested more than 1,700 free-ranging deer and elk for the fatal disease that attacks the central nervous system in members of the deer family... 25 mule and white-tailed deer tested positive. The previous year, seven elk and 21 deer tested positive. Since testing began in 1997, South Dakota has confirmed CWD cases in 52 elk and 121 deer. More than 23,000 animals have been tested.



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