Brain abscesses in white-tailed deer no cause for alarm December 14, 2011 Alabama

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Brain abscesses in white-tailed deer no cause for alarmDecember 14, 2011 Alabama, Sand Mountain Reporter

... Some researchers have documented that brain abscesses can account for over half of all cases of natural mortality among 4.5-year-old or older bucks. ... Brain abscesses occur more often in the southeastern and eastern United States, which is thought to be due to the humid environment. It is a seasonal condition that occurs roughly from September through April and is associated with antler velvet shedding, sparring, fighting, antler rubbing and antler casting.



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