(Des Moines) A Southwest Iowa breeding center has been quaranteened after five deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease.
Three of the deer at the Pottawattamie County Center and deer at a hunting preserve in Davis County that tested positive in July were traced to a breeding facility in Cerro Gordo County.
The Davis County deer was the first case of teh neurological disease verified in Iowa.
According to some experts, as a precaution, hunters should avoid eating deer and elk tissues known to harbor the CWD agent for example; the brain, spinal cord, eyes, spleen, tonsils, and lymph nodes, from areas where CWD has been identified.
September 5, 2012