Chronic Wasting Disease Reported In Tennessee Deer
Last week the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency reported the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease for the first time in the state of Tennessee. And now neighboring Virginia is taking a proactive approach to control the spread of the disease into their state by adding Tennessee to the list of carcass restriction zones. Meaning whole deer carcasses and certain parts of a deer may not be brought back into Virginia. The disease ultimately results in the death of all infected deer. But many times the deer look completely normal for an extended period of time. However, when symptoms do develop deer may be seen staggering, with abnormal posture, a lowered head and marked weight loss. If you see a sick deer displaying these signs your asked to contact the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.