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:
By: The Center for Food Security & Public Health at Iowa State
By: Southeastern Cooperative of Wildlife Disease Study (as posted on UNL’s Diagnostic Lab website)