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2018 Chronic Wasting Disease, State steps up chronic wasting disease surveillance November 2, 2018 Wisconsin

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State's only CWD detection lab ramps up preparation efforts as gun deer season approaches September 21, 2019, Wisconsin, Madison.com
... 36 counties have had at least one CWD-positive result and most are concentrated in southern Wisconsin... in 2002 ... The first CWD positive deer were detected ... Last year [2018] ... the lab tested around 17,000 deer of the approximately 211,000 that were killed in Wisconsin, or around 8% ...1,063 tested positive for CWDa record high..,

State steps up chronic wasting disease surveillance November 2, 2018 Wisconsin, Port Huron Times Herald
... So far this autumn, 39 of 122 (32 percent) of Iowa County’s deer carried CWD. The infection rates in its neighboring counties are 19 percent in Richland County, 15.6 percent in Sauk and 11.6 percent in Dane... self-serve CWD kiosks at six sites in Sauk and Richland counties so hunters can leave deer samples for testing..,

CWD found in a deer harvested from Portage Co. hunt ranch November 15, 2018 Wisconsin, WITI 
... the hunt ranch had purchased the 3-year-old buck from a Portage County breeding farm. The department has quarantined both the breeding farm and the hunt ranch..,

Wisconsin gun deer season: Healthy hunt hopes November 15, 2018 Leader Telegram
... Finding a CWD-positive deer in the town of Brunswick, far from other known cases of the disease, was a surprise ... The DNR had been monitoring deer in the Fairchild area for CWD because a captive deer herd there had CWD ... he Brunswick deer was recovered is over 30 miles from the Fairchild deer farm ..,

Minneapolis Star Tribune
...  tested positive for chronic wasting disease... buck was born on the 15-acre farm in May 2015. It was part of a herd of 58 whitetails ...

... research found a 75% annual mortality rate of CWD-positive deer compared to 25% in those without the disease... CWD-prevalence in bucks in parts of Iowa County is near 50% ... 

CWD-positive Kewaskum deer farm linked to Bayfield County concerns March 17, 2018 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... Captive deer facilities more than 300 miles apart in Wisconsin were placed under quarantine March 7 after chronic wasting disease was found in a white-tailed buck in the source herd ...

Bayfield County Farm-Raised Deer To Be Tested For CWD March 30, 2018 Wisconsin, Wisconsin Public Radio News
... A buck at Tamarak Elk and Deer Farm in Kewaskum tested positive for CWD in February ... Now, the deer in the Bayfield County town of Oulu will be euthanized and tested for CWD... "The hunting culture in Bayfield County is one of the major economic drivers," ...

Transferred Kewaskum deer cause CWD concerns in Bayfield County April 4, 2018 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... The lethal removal plan is due to concerns the fatal deer disease could have been introduced to the northern Wisconsin site from the CWD-positive source herd in Washington County... The source herd was responsible for the first CWD finding in Washington County ...

Attendance jumps at spring hearings April 14, 2018 Wisconsin, Madison.com
... asked if hunters should be barred from transporting harvested deer from CWD-affected counties to unaffected counties. Attendees OK’d the ban 54-46 on a 3,102 to 2,617 vote, but many questioned why privately run deer farms in CWD-affected counties can move live deer to facilities anywhere in the state...

Deer Tests Positive for CWD in Oneida County April 22, 2018 Wisconsin, WSAU
...  a wild deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Oneida County, in the Town of Crescent.  As required by law, this finding renews Oneida County's existing baiting and feeding ban for another three years...

As new CWD cases emerge, endemic apathy remains in Capitol April 27, 2018 Wisconsin, Green Bay Press Gazette
... Of roughly 32,000 whitetails killed in Dane, Iowa, Sauk and Richland counties in 2016, only 7 percent (2,291) got tested for CWD. Meanwhile, hunters from 49 states killed deer in those counties in 2016-17. How many hunters took those untested deer home, ate the venison, and dumped the bones outdoors to shed CWD-causing prions in new areas?...

Wisconsin deer hunt numbers were great, but news on CWD wasn't December 18, 2018 Wisconsin State Journal 
... Wisconsin is also on pace to verify more than 900 cases of chronic wasting disease in deer voluntarily submitted for testing ... 6.24 percent overall infection rate ... an increase of over 50 percent from the state’s record 602 CWD cases in 2017...

DNR secretary outlines approaches to concerns May 8, 2019 Wisconsin, Leader-Telegram
... Michigan State has a fast test for CWD they’ve been working on, so why should we develop one of our own?” ... About 17,000 deer were tested in 2018, with 1,900 positives showing [Wisconsin] ...


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