Friday, May 30, 2008

Chronic Wasting Disease not found in states deer and elk

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has announced that there have been no cases of Chronic Wasting Disease found in Pennsylvania Deer and Elk. Chronic Wasting Disease of CWD affects the brains of Deer and Elk and is always fatal. This year marks the fifth consecutive year of testing for CWD, and the fifth year where there has not been a single case found. The Game Commission took 3,800 samples of brain tissue from hunter killed dear and had them tested. CWD has been found in the past in New York state and West Virginia so the game commission has instituted a policy where PA hunters who hunt out of state can only bring back the meat of the animal they kill and not the whole carcass.

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