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Lancaster deer herd euthanized to stop spread of CWD

Written by Maddie Crocenzi/The York Daily Record | Jun 12, 2018 6:26 PM
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(Undated) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced last week that three captive deer in Blair and Lancaster counties tested positive for chronic wasting disease. 

Two of the deer came from a small hobby farm in Greenfield Township. According to the Department of Agriculture, those are the first deer to test positive among captive deer in Blair County. The farm is under quarantine. 

Another deer tested positive for CWD in Lancaster County. The deer was part of Greenville Whitetails, a farm where two other deer tested positive for CWD, LancasterOnline said. That deer herd has since been euthanized, according to the Department of Agriculture. 

This brings the number of captive deer with CWD to 49 since it was discovered in Pennsylvania in 2012, according to the Department of Agriculture. 

Preliminary tests from the Pennsylvania Game Commission showed that 51 deer tested positive for CWD in 2017, and 48 of those deer were in Disease Management Area 2 in southcentral Pennsylvania. 

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The York Daily Record

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