Iowa County deer breeding farm quarantined after connection to chronic wasting disease

MADISON, Wis. - Confirmation of two cases of chronic wasting disease, or CWD in two white-tailed deer shot on a hunting ranch in Waupaca County has led to another farm in Iowa County being quarantined, according to a press release.

The bucks were killed on the 84-acre ranch in Waupaca, but were originally from a breeding farm in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.

Neither animal reportedly showed signs of CWD. They were sampled in accordance with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's guidelines.

 Dr. Paul McGraw, who serves as a Wisconsin state veterinarian, placed a quarantine on the Iowa County farm, which allows deer to move to the Waupaca hunting ranch. The Waupaca hunting ranch is already quarantined due to previews CWD cases.

The DATCP is continuing its investigation to determine if other herds have been exposed to  the CWD test-positive deer.

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