Durkin: Feds wash hands of worsening CWD May 15, 2011 Wisconsin Disease Madison.com
Wisconsin has been testing deer for chronic wasting disease since it was discovered in 2002. In explaining its proposed $14 million cut for CWD monitoring nationwide, the APHIS report reads: "Since these are local or regional disease spread issues, state and local governments should assume a more active role, and better anticipate and plan for future
the following infection-rate increases for Wisconsin's CWD core area from 2004 to 2010:
-- adult does, 4 percent to nearly 8 percent;
-- 1.5-year-old bucks, 2 percent to nearly 9 percent;
-- adult bucks,10 percent to more than 16 percent.
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