Kremmling elk testspositive for chronic wasting disease |

Kremmling elk testspositive for chronic wasting disease

LAKEWOOD – A 32-month-old female elk tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Kremmling, according to officials at the Colorado Department of Agriculture.The animal died at the Bear Mountain Ranch Jan. 24. As a result of the case, 273 animals are under quarantine at the ranch, where most of them were born.”We’re working with the owners of the elk ranch to discuss the best step to take in managing the herd,” said Wayne Cunningham, state veterinarian at the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Chronic wasting disease is a neurological disease that attacks the brain of infested animals. There is no evidence that it is a risk to human health.

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