FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Wildlife officials have placed restrictions on the transport of deer from Tennessee into Kentucky in response to the detection of chronic wasting disease.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says in a news release deer can only be brought from Tennessee into Kentucky if the brain and spinal column have been removed first.
The statement says the move is in response to the preliminary detection of chronic wasting disease in 10 white-tailed deer in Tennessee. It’s meant to further safeguard Kentucky’s deer and elk population.
Chronic wasting disease attacks the nervous systems of deer and elk and leads to death. There’s no treatment or vaccine for the disease.
There is no evidence to suggest the disease poses a risk to humans or domestic animals