Sauk County elk tests positive for CWD

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin agriculture officials have quarantined a Sauk County breeding farm after a captive elk tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced the quarantine of the Dennis B. Denman farm Monday. The agency said in a news release the elk was a 5-year-old cow that died giving birth and the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the animal was infected.

The agency is investigating how the animal contracted the disease.

The release didn't say when the elk died or when the lab confirmed the infection. DATCP spokesman Bill Cosh said in an email he didn't immediately have those details.

The quarantine means no animals can leave or move into the farm.

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