It’s old news, be it “mad cow” or “sheep scrapie” or “pissy deer” a/k/a Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), and it’s here in Minnesota, this time the DNR reports another round of CWD revealed in deer:

Third infected deer discovered in Minnesota’s CWD outbreak

Here’s the DNR’s page on chronically wasted deer:

Chronic Wasting Disease Management

Notice the DNR is talking about “management” and not prevention and eradication.

As a former meat hauler, and as a for-the-most-part veggie, I noticed years ago when a local man died of Jakob-Creutzfeld (don’t know if it was “variant” or not, that was not reported one way or the other), and have been waiting for the other shoe to drop.  It did later, when three Wisconsin men died of Jakob-Creutzfeld — the Center for Disease Control is paying attention (but not nearly enough):

Fatal Degenerative Neurologic Illnesses in Men Who Participated in Wild Game Feasts

Not just Minnesota and Wisconsin –here’s the US map (linked) — what concerns me is that it looks like only the Fillmore County and that the Pine Island CWD cases aren’t shown, where deer and elk were found, an entire elk herd shot:cwdmap_us:


Here’s bad news from Arkansas, lots of bad news:

Yearly Archives: 2016

Chronic wasting disease results climb to 50



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