Chronic wasting disease found on Iowa County farm

MADISON — Officials say a captive deer from a farm in Iowa County of southwestern Wisconsin has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

The state agriculture department says the 2-year-old white-tailed buck was born on the farm and was killed after an injury. It was one of about 15 deer on the one-acre farm.

The department says the owner keeps a small number of deer for public display and doesn't move them off the farm except to send them to slaughter. All of the owner's other deer that have been slaughtered or otherwise died since 2002 have tested negative.

The farm has been quarantined since 2008 when wild deer within five miles were diagnosed with CWD.

Iowa County is one of the most heavily affected parts of Wisconsin by the disease.