About Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
Information for deer hunters and consumers about CWD disease, including occurrence, transmission, prevention, processing, and consuming venison.
- About Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
Information about CWD, occurrence, transmission and prevention from the CDC.
- Chronic Wasting Disease and Potential Transmission to Humans
CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases article published in June of 2004 (Vol. 10, No. 6).
CWD Recommendations for Hunters
- Do not consume meat from thin or sick-appearing animals, or animals exhibiting unusual behavior.
Do not consume meat from known CWD positive animals.
- Wear rubber, latex or nitrile gloves when field dressing carcasses.
- Wash hands and equipment thoroughly with soap and water after field dressing carcasses and processing meat.
- Request that individual animals be processed without including meat from other deer.
- Avoid consuming brain, spinal cord, eyes, spleen, tonsils, or lymph nodes from deer.
- For hunters who desire it, testing of individual animals is available at the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, at owner’s expense.
- Field to Fork: Field Dressing Deer with Food Safety in Mind (PDF)
Proper Field Dressing, Transportation and Processing, Donating hunter-harvested deer in Minnesota, and Chronic Wasting Disease Information for Hunters. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Information about CWD in Minnesota
- Managing Chronic Wasting Disease
Information from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on CWD management.
- Chronic Wasting
General information about CWD in Minnesota from the Minnesota Deer Hunter's Association.
CWD in Wisconsin
Wasting Disease (CWD)
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Chronic Wasting Disease and Wisconsin Deer.