Sheboygan County deer farm confirmed with positive CWD

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection confirmed the positive result Jan. 25.

Brandon Reid
Sheboygan Press

SHEBOYGAN — A 5-year-old buck on a Sheboygan County deer farm has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said in a news release Jan. 25 the positive result was confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa.

CWD is a fatal, neurological disease of deer, elk and moose caused by an infectious protein called a prion that affects the animal’s brain.

The premises where the deer was located is quarantined, where it will remain while DATCP and the U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinarians and staff conduct an epidemiological investigation, the news release said.

DATCP regulates deer farms for registration, recordkeeping, disease testing, movement and permit requirements.

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