Chronic Wasting Disease, 2022

(2022) Chronic Wasting Disease, 2022. Natural Resources, Department of


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Chronic wasting disease is an always fatal disease impacting deer, elk, moose and caribou, and has been confirmed in every state bordering Iowa. First detected in Allamakee County in 2013, chronic wasting disease has been slowly increasing its footprint to include 12 counties and 163 positive wild deer. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) had been monitoring for the disease since 2002, then increased its effort in the immediate area surrounding any positive detections to help determine the presence and prevalence of the disease. A dynamic quota system has been used to focus increased sample collection in areas near where deer have tested positive, while still securing samples state wide.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Wildlife Management, DNR, deer, Chronic Wasting Disease
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Animals
Transportation > Environment > Wildlife
ID Code: 42761
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2023 22:05
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2023 22:05