Second deer tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Québec

By James Martin, The Review, October 22, 2018

A second case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been found in a domestic red deer from herd on a farm believed to be in Boileau. This discovery follows one found in a deer in late September in the same herd.

Animals with CWD experience a gradual breakdown of their central nervous system. They become emaciated, disoriented, lose control of bodily functions, develop extreme thirst, and eventually die. Not all deer infected with CWD initially show symptoms, but all deer infected will inevitably succumb to it. The local cases of CWD are the first ever to be discovered in Québec.

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