December 13, 2012
Chronic Wasting Disease: 'Mad Cow' for Deer
Hillary Craddock, Mind the Science Gap
In early October a deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease for the first time in Pennsylvania. The positive result, which was found in a farm herd, resulted in the quarantine of all the deer on the property. Earlier this month, a deer escaped the quarantine and was running free in Pennsylvania. Two days ago that deer was shot and killed to prevent further disease transmission.
TAGGED: deer, chronic wasting disease