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DATCP: Tests Show No CWD In Depopulated Elk Herd

10 Adult Elk were Tested For CWD, None Were Positive


Wisconsin agriculture officials say they’ve found no more signs of chronic wasting disease in a depopulated farm elk herd after the disease showed up in one of the facility’s female elk.

The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection quarantined the Richland County elk farm in May after a 2-year-old female tested positive for CWD.

DATCP officials issued a news release Tuesday saying a team of state and federal agriculture staffers killed the farm’s remaining 11 elk in August.

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All 10 adult elk were tested for CWD. None were positive.

DATCP spokesman Bill Cosh said the 11th elk was too young to test.