Hemorrhagic Disease in White-Tail Deer & Cattle

Source: http://midewinrestoration.net

We have been getting a lot of questions lately about the disease going around in deer that can be transferred to cattle.  Signs in cattle include the following: oral lesions (excessive salivation and anorexia may be seen), lameness, fever, and reproductive problems.  The disease is spread by biting flies and usually only a small percentage of the herd shows clinical signs.

 

Here are a few links for more information about the disease:

 

Disease Caused by the Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serogroup

By: The Center for Food Security & Public Health at Iowa State

Hemorrhagic Disease of White-tailed Deer

By: Southeastern Cooperative of Wildlife Disease Study (as posted on UNL’s Diagnostic Lab website)