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Ag Department Revises CWD Quarantine Requirements


September 3, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Friday, Aug. 28, announced changes to quarantine requirements for deer farms in Blair, Bedford and Fulton counties to control Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

The department established a CWD Core Captive Management Zone, to control the disease in the areas of the state where it is most prevalent, while allowing deer farms to stay in business.

“Pennsylvania has taken CWD very seriously, taking aggressive steps to contain the disease, using a scientific, fact-based approach,” State Veterinarian Dr. Kevin Brightbill said. “Despite aggressive m...

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