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An elk infected with Chronic Wasting Disease becomes emaciated before dying. It is an ugly disease, State Veterinarian Dr. Mary Wood told Wyoming Game and Fish commissioners. Preliminary results of a trial on live elk shows that one vaccine appears to be ineffective. (Terry Kreeger/Wyoming Game and Fish Department)

Chronic Wasting Disease vaccine fails elk test

The state wildlife veterinarian told Wyoming Game and Fish commissioners that a vaccine to fight Chronic Wasting Disease appears to have failed in a test among live elk.

Dr. Mary Wood cautioned that her findings are preliminary, that they haven’t