Officials confirm wasting disease in doe in Marinette County

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin agriculture officials have confirmed chronic wasting disease in a doe from a Marinette County breeding farm.

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Monday the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed test results Thursday and the farm was quarantined that same day.

The 2-year-old deer was born on the 230-acre farm in Goodman and died during fawning. The fenced farm has 320 whitetail deer, according to the owner's most recent registration. The farm hadn't been enrolled in the CWD Herd Status Program since May 2017.

DATCP will investigate the animal's history and trace movements of deer on and off the farm to determine whether other herds may have been exposed to the infected deer.

CWD is a fatal neurological disease in deer, elk and moose.

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