Second CWD Case Found at Winona County Deer Farm
Winona, MN (KROC-AM News) - State officials say testing has identified a second deer infected by Chronic Wasting Disease at a farm in the Winona County.
The five-year-old white-tailed buck was a member of the same farm herd that produced a positive result for CWD in a three-year-old deer last month. The sample from the second deer was obtained after the Minnesota Board of Animal Health established a quarantine and the deer was harvested for testing.
The farm is located east of the Chronic Wasting Disease management zone established by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in an area where wild deer infected with the fatal brain disorder have been harvested by hunters in Fillmore County. So far, there have been 18 confirmed and likely cases of CWD identified in the wild deer herd in the Preston area during the past two hunting season.