Deer die from virus (EHD) at record levels in South Dakota December 13, 2012

South Dakota Deer Disease News Archive



Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, a midge-borne virus ... GF&P officials estimate that at least 3,400 deer died of EHD in 2012. That's more than twice the 1,300 reported in 2011, which was the previous high in reported EHD losses in South Dakota.  And both numbers were likely conservative ...

Drought boosted whitetail deer disease  (EHD) in Northern Hills December 15, 2012 South Dakota, Rapid City Journal
... EHD - officially "epizootic hemorrhagic disease," is in the deer population most years ... Bill Eastman, the Belle Fourche-based state game warden, said that since his first call ... he saw a minimum of 100 whitetail carcasses in the southern part of Butte County. ... "It's internal hemorrhaging as well as severe fever ... A lot of these dead whitetail deer can be found near or in water … because of high fever and trying to cool off." ...

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