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From: TSS ()
Subject: Two CWD-positive deer found in Lafayette County
Date: February 25, 2005 at 9:08 am PST

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Subject: Two CWD-positive deer found in Lafayette County
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 09:41:40 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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Two CWD-positive deer found in Lafayette County

Published Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:30:29 AM Central Time

ARGYLE - Two deer testing positive for chronic wasting disease were
identified recently in the northeast corner of Lafayette County just
outside the western CWD Disease Eradication Zone boundary, the
Department of Natural Resources said Monday

One deer, a 3-year old buck, was shot by a hunter in Argyle township
four miles north of the village of Argyle. The second positive deer was
a 2-year-old doe that bedded down and died overnight near a home two
miles north of Argyle. The landowner reported that the deer looked
emaciated and in poor condition the night before it died. The landowner
contacted a local warden who arrived to find the deer dead the next
morning.

The two are the first CWD-positive deer detected in Lafayette County and
were found about four miles south of the DEZ and about six miles from
several other positive deer in the Hollandale area.

To date, 1,014 deer have been tested for CWD in Lafayette County during
the past three years, including 405 so far during the 2004-2005 hunting
season.

"One of the department's surveillance aims in the CWD Zones is to better
describe the distribution of the disease," said DNR wildlife biologist
Bruce Folley, Janesville.

"It is only by looking hard and testing large numbers of deer that we
are able to better understand the geographic distribution of CWD in
southwest Wisconsin," Folley said.

"We really appreciate the cooperation we got from hunters across
southern and southwest Wisconsin in helping us to collect samples from
adult deer," he added.

The biologist also emphasized that it is "noteworthy" a positive deer
was found thanks to an alert citizen seeing a sick-looking deer and
immediately contacting agency personnel.

"Checking sick deer for CWD is a very important part of the CWD
surveillance program," Folley said. "If you see a sickly looking deer,
contact your local DNR conservation warden or biologist. They may
authorize you to kill the suspect animal or if you aren't a hunter, they
may come out and harvest the deer."

DNR is proposing an expansion of the western DEZ boundary into northeast
Lafayette County and northwest Green County around the two positives.

More CWD information and test results are available at
http://www.dnr.wi.gov, click on "Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin."

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http://www.themonroetimes.com/a0223cwd.htm

TSS

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