Tag Archive | "chronic wasting disease"

Prions — in plants? New concern for chronic wasting disease


By Ron Seely
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Prions — the infectious, deformed proteins that cause chronic wasting disease in deer — can be taken up by plants such as alfalfa, corn and tomatoes, according to new research from the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison.
The research further demonstrated that stems and leaves from tainted plants were [...]

DNR continues to miss own goals for managing CWD


The latest population figures of deer with chronic wasting disease are nearly 160 percent over target.

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