Chronic Wasting Disease, (CWD) was first found in the Wisconsin White Tail Deer population in 2001.
In this update, Perpetual Notion Machine host Robert W. Monthey welcomes Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Health Conservation Specialist, Amanda Kamps.
Monthey and Kamps talk about the history of chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin, and how the disease is spread within cervid populations, including the white tail deer population of Wisconsin.
They also touch on the Wisconsin DNR’s ongoing effort to manage the disease through studies. These studies include predator/prey tracking, diseased prion contamination breakdown, and the yearly testing of harvested animals. Testing options are covered for Wisconsin deer hunters, and also options for proper disposal of unwanted deer carcass material that can add to the spread of CWD.
For more information on chronic wasting disease, click here.
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