CWD confirmed in small Douglas County farm deer herd

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirms an 8-year-old white-tailed doe tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) after its white-tailed buck pen-mate killed it in a small, two-deer, hobbyist herd in Douglas County. The USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory … Continued

Highly contagious horse disease confirmed in Clay County

A six-week-old quarter horse was euthanized in Clay County, Minnesota, on July 15, and post-mortem tests confirmed it was infected with the highly contagious disease Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM). The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is responding to the case … Continued

Known deer disease discovered on Minnesota farm

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has confirmed the first cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in Minnesota deer. Six of seven animals in a small herd of captive white-tailed deer in Goodhue County died of the disease earlier this … Continued

Samples positive for CWD from depopulated deer farm

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health received positive test results for chronic wasting disease (CWD) this week after depopulating a Winona County deer farm first identified with the disease in November 2017. All seven of the remaining white-tailed deer in … Continued

Minnesota Board of Animal Health releases annual report

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health’s 2017 Annual Report concentrates on its slogan, “Healthy animals for healthy people and communities.” It was a busy year with many notable efforts to protect animal health: responding to the swine disease Senecavirus A, … Continued