Eurasian lice infesting local deer June 5, 2013 California

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Eurasian lice infesting local deer June 5, 2013 California, Willits News
... Mendocino County deer have been infested with Eurasian lice since at least 2005, says California Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist for Mendocino County Scott Kolle ... These aggressive foreign lice target all deer populations but are native to the white fallow deer and antelope populations of Eurasia. These foreign lice seem to be particularly aggressive in deer native to the West Coast of the United States. These lice are considered the cause of "hair loss syndrome" that has swept through coastal deer herds from Washington to California...



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