WINONA COUNTY, Minn. (KMSP) - Minnesota Board of Animal Health officials found Chronic Wasting Disease in a deer from a Winona County farmed herd after routine testing.
A three-year-old white-tailed buck tested positive for the disease. The Board's test results were confirmed by the USDA. The herd is under quarantine. The Board has 10 years of records on this specific herd, which has a good history of CWD surveillance.
As the Board begins its investigation of the herd, it will track the movements of deer that went in and out of the herd over the past five years.
CWD can cause brain and nerve tissue damage and is fatal in deer and elk.