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Is deer manure safe to use in gardening areas

Zone 98620 | Walter Hanson added on January 4, 2019 | Answered

Just finished your manure composting article and noticed it only contained domesticated animal manures. Are there any wild animal manures safe to use for food gardening?

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MichiganDot
Answered on January 5, 2019

This would give me pause since you don't know the health of the animal. Chronic wasting disease is a serious problem in deer. Here is what the Center for Disease Control, CDC has to say about transmission of this horrible infectious disease: https://www.cdc.gov/prions/cwd/transmission.html

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