CWD field test is on the horizon

July 11, 2019
Deer in a field

In the article, "A field test for fatal deer disease? Minnesota scientists say it's just months away," by Dana Ferguson published in Echo Press in the June 17th issue, Assistant Professor Peter Larsen along with the CWD team, were interviewed about the approved funding to create a test to detect Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) within hours, rather than days. Dr. Larsen says Minnesota hunters and farmers could soon carry handheld tools to test deer for fatal brain disease in the field.