Exotic lice lead to hair loss in deer; DFG continues program to track deer, symptons January 30, 2012 California

California Deer Disease News Archive

California Department of Fish and Game researchers are trying to track the infestation of an exotic lice that is causing hair loss and possibly contributing to the death of black-tailed deer fawns. Experts estimate the lice made their way from Eurasia ...With the help of funding from the Humboldt Blacktail Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation ... DFG has initiated a study on the issue.... To report deer with unhealthy coats, call Wildlife Biologist Dave Lancaster at 498-1908 or the California Department of Fish and Game's Eureka office at 445-6493.

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