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Exposure of white-tailed deer in North America to influenza D virus 2022 - Virology

... This study provides serological evidence supporting the exposure of the white-tailed deer population in North America to influenza D viruses...


A survey of piroplasms in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the southeastern United States to determine their possible role as Theileria orientalis hosts. 2022 - Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildlife

... In this study, we tested 552 white-tailed deer samples from the southeastern U.S. to determine the presence of T. orientalis ... All 552 samples were then screened with a T. orientalis specific real-time PCR protocol, but none were positive for T. orientalis...


Transmission history of SARS-CoV-2 in humans and white-tailed deer - Scientific Reports, 2022

... We found no evidence of direct or indirect transmission from deer to human... The extensive transmission of SARS-CoV-2 within deer populations and the large number of unsampled cases highlights the need for active surveillance at the human–animal interface...


German and Austrian deer thus far spared SARS-CoV-2 infections, unlike US deer April 1, 2022 Phys.org

... The research is reported in the journal Microorganisms in a special issue on viruses of wild mammals... None of the deer from Germany or Austria were positive...


No evidence of SARS-CoV-2 in the U.K.'s wild deer population March 31, 2022 News Medical

... A new study accepted for publication in the journal Transboundary and Emerging Diseases ... Of the 1,748 serum samples tested ... there was no evidence of SARS-CoV-2 exposure


Researchers find humans have given wild animals their diseases nearly 100 times March 22, 2022 Phys.org11h

... In a study published March 22 in Ecology Letters ("Assessing the risk of human-to-wildlife pathogen transmission for conservation and public health"), the authors describe nearly one hundred different cases where diseases have undergone "spillback" from humans back into wild animals, much like how SARS-CoV-2 has been able to spread in mink farms, zoo lions and tigers, and wild white-tailed deer...


From Deer-to-Deer: SARS-CoV-2 is Efficiently Transmitted and Presents Broad Tissue Tropism and Replication Sites in White-Tailed Deer March 22, 2022 PubMed.gov

... reported natural infection/exposure rates approaching 30-40% in free-ranging WTD in the U.S... efficient deer-to-deer transmission on day 3 pi. Consistent a with lack of infectious SARS-CoV-2 shedding after day 5 pi, no transmission was observed to contact animals added on days 6 and 9 pi. ...


Highly divergent white-tailed deer SARS-CoV-2

with potential deer-to-human transmission February 25, 2022 Canada, bioRxiv preprint.

... Wildlife reservoirs of SARS-CoV-2 can lead to viral adaptation and spillback from wildlife to humans (Oude Munnink et al., 2021). In North America, there is evidence of spillover of SARS-CoV-2 from humans to whitetailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), but no evidence of transmission from deer to humans (Hale et al., 2021;Kotwa et al., 2022; Kuchipudi et al., 2021)... Phylogenetic analysis revealed an epidemiologically linked human case from the same geographic region and sampling period...


If You Haven’t Thought About Coronavirus in Animals, You Should February 22, 2022 New York Times

... , the trickle of cases in new species became a flood: cats and dogs in homes and mink on farms. The virus infiltrated zoos, infecting the usual suspects (tigers and lions) ... Dr. Han and her colleagues ultimately identified 540 mammalian species that were most likely to host and spread the coronavirus...


Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant (B. 1.1. 529) infection of white-tailed deer 2022. bioRxiv

... SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid was detected in nasal

swabs from seven of 68 (10.29%; 95% CI: 0.0–0.20) of the sampled deer, and whole-genome sequencing identified the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron VoC (B.1.1.529) is circulating amongst the white-tailed deer on Staten Island...


Multiple spillovers from humans and onward transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer. 2022 PNAS

... To test the hypothesis that SARS-CoV-2 is circulating in deer, 283 retropharyngeal lymph node (RPLN) samples collected from 151 freeliving and 132 captive deer in Iowa from April 2020 through January of 2021 were assayed for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA. Ninety-four of the 283 (33.2%) deer samples were positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA as assessed by RT-PCR. Notably, following the November 2020 peak of human cases in Iowa, and coinciding with the onset of winter and the peak deer hunting season, SARS-CoV-2 RNA was detected in 80 of 97 (82.5%) RPLN samples collected over a 7-wk period...


High seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) at one of three captive cervid facilities in Texas 2022, bioRxiv

... As SARS-CoV-2 vaccine coverge of the human population increases and variants of concern continue to emerge, identification of the epidemiologic importance of animal virus reservoirs is critical. We found that nearly all (94.4%) of the captive white-tailed deer at a cervid facility in central Texas had neutralizing antibodies for SARS-CoV-2...


Wild white-tailed deer in the US are infected with COVID and it may come from contaminate water January 3, 2022 Daily Mail

... Although experts have not confirmed how these wild animals are contracting COVID, the leading hypothesis is that deer are drinking contaminated water - research shows the virus lingers in human feces and wastewater...


Widespread Coronavirus Infection Found in Iowa Deer, New Study Says November 2, 2021 New York Times

... A new study of hundreds of white-tailed deer infected with the coronavirus in Iowa has found that the animals probably are contracting the virus from humans, and then rapidly spreading it among one another, according to researchers...


Results of Study on SARS-CoV-2 in White-Tailed Deer September, 2021

... a study that analyzed serum samples from free-ranging white-tailed deer for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. Results of the study indicate that certain white-tailed

deer populations in Illinois, Michigan, New York, and

Pennsylvania were exposed to SARS-CoV-2...


Cross-sectional study of British wild deer for evidence of Schmallenberg virus infection

RM Southwell, K Sherlock, M Baylis - Veterinary Record, 2020

... Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is an orthobunyavirus, carried by Culicoides biting midges, that causes reproductive problems in adult ruminants ... The seroprevalence of SBV in the British wild deer population was 13.8 per cent; found in red, roe, muntjac and fallow deer species, with more in deer further south...


Susceptibility of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to SARS-CoV-2 March, 2021 Journal of Virology

... infected animals transmitted the virus to non-inoculated contact deer. Viral RNA was detected in multiple tissues 21 days post-inoculation (pi). All inoculated and indirect contact animals seroconverted and developed neutralizing antibodies as early as day 7 ...


Persistent Spillback Of Bovine Tuberculosis From White-tailed Deer to Cattle in Michigan, USA: Status, Strategies and Needs November, 2018 Frontiers in Veterinary Science

... Free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are believed to be a self-sustaining reservoir for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in northeastern Lower Michigan, USA... Heightened management actions to combat bTB in deer could include deer vaccination programs, strategic habitat manipulations to redistribute deer from farms, and precision removal of deer in proximity to high-risk farms...


A Headache from Our Past? Intracranial Abscess Disease, Virulence Factors of Trueperella pyogenes, and a Legacy of Translocating White-Tailed Deer BS Cohen, EH Belser, SP Keeler, MJ Yabsley… Georgia, - Journal of wildlife diseases, 2018

... Our findings suggest differences in the pathogenic potential of T. pyogenes at individual sites may help to explain spatial variability of this disease. Anecdotally, the incidence of cranial abscess disease in Georgia seems to be associated with areas that were restocked with white-tailed deer from a high-fenced property in Wisconsin, US. Given the spatial distribution of this disease, we speculate that these genetic differences in T. pyogenes may have arisen from white-tailed deer restocking efforts, and our observations may be a legacy of an introduced disease manifesting itself generations later...


Assessing Fifty Years of General Health Surveillance of Roe Deer in Switzerland: A Retrospective Analysis of Necropsy Reports M Pewsner, FC Origgi, J Frey, MP Ryser-Degiorgis - PloS one, 2017

... We compiled 1571 necropsy reports of free ranging roe deer examined at the Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health in Switzerland from 1958 to 2014. Descriptive data analysis was performed considering animal metadata, submitter, pathologist in charge, laboratory methods, morphological diagnoses and etiologies. Recurrent causes of mortality and disease pictures included pneumonia, diarrhea, meningoencephalitis, actinomycosis, blunt trauma, predation, neoplasms and anomalies. By contrast, other diagnoses such as fatal parasitic gastritis, suspected alimentary intoxication and reproductive disorders appeared only in earlier time periods ...


Control of bovine tuberculosis in a farmed red deer herd in England F Busch, F Bannerman, S Liggett, F Griffin, J Clarke… - Veterinary Record, 2017

This report describes how Mycobacterium bovis infection was controlled and eventually eradicated in a farmed red deer herd in the north of England, following sustained tuberculin skin testing supplemented with serological (antibody) tests over a period of approximately two years. ...


USDA Confirms New World Screwworm Cases in Big Pine Key October 3, 2016 Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of New World screwworm in Key deer from a wildlife refuge in Big Pine Key, Florida. USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, confirms this is a local infestation of New World screwworm. This is the first local infestation in the United States in more than 30 years. In response to this infestation, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today declared an agricultural state of emergency in Monroe County [ 893.36 KB ], Florida. More information on the screwworm is available at FreshFromFlorida.com.


Associations among Habitat Characteristics and Meningeal Worm Prevalence in Eastern South Dakota CN Jacques, JA Jenks, RW Klaver, SA Dubay - Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2016

... in white-tailed deer ... Probability of meningeal worm infection increased by 1.3- and 1.6-fold for each 1-cm and 1-C increase in summer precipitation and spring temperature, respectively. Similarly, probability of infection increased 1.2-fold for each 1% increase in wetland habitat. Our findings highlight the importance of wetland habitat in predicting meningeal worm infection across eastern South Dakota ...


Management of on-farm risk to livestock from bovine tuberculosis in Michigan, USA, white-tailed deer: predictions from a spatially-explicit stochastic model DSL Ramsey, DJ O'Brien, RW Smith, MK Cosgrove… - Preventive Veterinary …, 2016

... The eradication of bovine tuberculosis (bTB), caused by Mycobacterium bovis, from cattle in many locations worldwide is complicated by endemic foci of the disease in free-ranging wildlife. Recent simulation modeling of the bTB outbreak in white-tailed deer (WTD) in Michigan, USA, suggests current management is unlikely to eradicate bTB from the core outbreak area (DMU 452) within the next three decades...


Evaluating a strategy to deliver vaccine to white‐tailed deer at a landscape level JW Fischer, CR Blass, WD Walter, CW Anderson… - Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2016

... During 17 February and 2 March 2011, we created a grid of experimental bait stations (n = 64) on Sandhill Wildlife Management Area, Wisconsin ... We found no correlation between bait consumption and deer density or the number of bait stations per deer. We provide the first information on use of baits by free-ranging deer and nontarget wildlife to eventually vaccinate deer against bTB at a landscape level...


Hidden in plain sight: Cryptic and endemic malaria parasites in North American white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) ES Martinsen, N McInerney, H Brightman, K Ferebee… - Science Advances, 2016

... Using both microscopy and polymerase chain reaction, we screened a large sample of native and captive ungulate species from across the United States for malaria parasites. We found a surprisingly high prevalence (up to 25%) and extremely low parasitemia of Plasmodium parasites in WTD throughout the eastern United States ...


Brain infection study reveals how disease spreads from gut August 3, 2015 Medical Xpress

... The study reveals how the proteins - called prions - spread from the gut to the brain after a person or animal has eaten contaminated meat ... Researchers at University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute studied the course of prion infection in mice... prion diseases include scrapie in sheep and chronic wasting disease in deer...


Environmental Factors Influencing White-Tailed Deer ... Shelli Dubay ... Plos One ... 2015

... White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are commonly exposed to disease agents that affect livestock but environmental factors that predispose deer to exposure are unknown ... Deer had evidence of exposure to PI3 (24.7%), IBR (7.9%), Leptospira interrogans serovar pomona (11.7%), L. i. bratislava (1.0%), L. i. grippotyphosa (2.5%) and L. i. hardjo (0.3%). Deer did not demonstrate exposure to L. interrogans serovars canicola and icterohaemorrhagiae...


Epizootiology of Cranial Abscess Disease in white-tailed Deer of Georgia S Cohen, EH Belser, CH Killmaster, JW Bowers… - Journal of wildlife diseases, 2015

... Model results indicated that the probability of a male having a cranial abscess increased with age and that adult sex ratio (male:female) was positively associated with this disease. Site-specific variables for land cover and soil types were not strongly associated with observations of the disease at the scale measured and a large amount of among-site variability remained...


First detection of adiaspiromycosis in the lungs of a deer.

K Matsuda, H Niki, A Yukawa, M Yanagi, K Souma… - The Journal of veterinary …, 2015

... Adiaspiromycosis is a pulmonary infection caused by the soil fungi, Emmonsia crescens and E. parva.. in the lungs of a female Hokkaido sika deer. This is the first reported case of adiaspiromycosis involving a cervid in the world...


Prevalence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Antibodies Among White-Tailed Deer Populations in Maine JP Mutebi, M Godsey, RP Smith Jr, MR Renell, L Smith… - Vector-Borne and Zoonotic …, 2015

... Forty-seven of the 332 (14.2%) sera were positive for EEEV antibodies, showing a much wider distribution of EEEV activity in Maine than previously known... Our data suggest higher EEEV activity in central Maine compared to southern Maine, whereas EEEV activity in Maine has historically been associated with the southern counties of York and Cumberland...



Epizootiology of cranial abscess disease in white-tailed deer BS Cohen - 2014

... Cranial abscess disease is a cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly for mature, male white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Most cases of cranial abscesses are associated with infection by Trueperella ... the patchy distribution of cranial abscess disease across Georgia is likely caused by differences in the genetics of the causative agent, T. pyogenes. White-tailed deer managers must recognize the potential to transport pathogenic bacteria and disease when relocating white-tailed deer...


HAIR-LOSS SYNDROME IN BLACK-TAILED DEER OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ... by RJ Bildfell - 2004 -

... including coastal bays, coastal mountains, central valley agricultural land, and urban areas. ..... Academic Press Inc., San Diego, California, pp. 677–680. ... Pediculosis of mule deer and white- tailed deer fawns in captivity. ... In Foreign animal diseases, Carter Printing Company, Richmond, Virginia, pp. ...


Study on pesticide impacts to deer cites Stevi researcher's work May 19, 2019 Montana, Ravalli Republic

... documented ... circumstantial evidence on birth defects on deer that could be associated with the pesticide... observations of deer with pronounced underbites and genital deformities ... Researchers found that animals with larger amounts of the pesticide in their spleen had pronounced underbites. Fawns also died...


Malaria parasites in white-tailed deer unlikely to affect humans February 8, 2015 Pennsylvania, WTOP

... Scientists studying mosquitoes at the National Zoo have discovered a previously unknown species of the malaria parasite in white-tailed deer... if you’re wondering if deer can spread malaria to other animals or people, Martinsen says, don’t be concerned. “It’s very unlikely that … these malaria parasites will switch into other mammal species, and it’s very highly unlikely that they will switch into humans.” ...


White-Tailed Deer Hosts Malaria Parasite inside it, But A Leap to Humans is Unlikely February 6, 2016 Maine, mainenewsonline.com

... Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's genetics center in Washington, D. C., were searching for the source of malaria parasites in birds at the national zoo... not known to cause any risk to humans ... Their find dashes the current belief that no mammals other than people in the Western Hemisphere carry their own native forms of malaria ...

White-tailed deer have their own form of malaria February 5, 2016 Science News

... The malaria parasite in deer is a completely different species from the ones that cause disease in humans. A report in 1967 based on one deer in Texas had claimed that the parasite existed and a 1980 paper had named it Plasmodium odocoilei...The parasite has so far appeared at very low concentrations in animals’ blood ...


Local study published on developmental malformations in deer ...

November 3, 2011, Montana, Bitteroot Star, By victoria1

This long-term study was done with no funding, as a public service.... Underbite makes it difficult for a grazing animal to procure enough nutrition, the primary reason many of the females are unable to produce viable young and young animals fail to grow properly and gain weight after weaning... The authors attribute the widespread deformations to endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment that are associated with fetal thyroid dysfunction that results in such deformations... The study concludes that underbite and the other serious symptoms of fetal hypothyroidism are likely a significant factor in the decline of wild ruminant populations in Montana and other western states. [Gary Haas of Big Sky Beetle Works, and Dr. Pamela Hallock, a researcher and professor at the University of South Florida, recently published in the journal Wildlife Biology in Practice]

News


Nearly all Minnesota deer exposed to pesticides linked to pollinator die-off September 10, 2022 StarTribune

... pesticides linked to bee, butterfly and pollinator deaths across the nation are being found in the organs of far more of Minnesota's wild deer, and in higher concentrations, than previously thought. State biologists found neonicotinoids in nearly all — 94% — of deer spleens collected from road kill ...


Trouble for Bambi: Neonic Levels in Wild Deer Spiking in Minnesota, Raising Concerns for Hunters and Conservationists September 7, 2022 Beyond Pesticides

... Neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticides are causing widespread contamination within deer populations in Minnesota, with recent data showing significant increases over sampling that took place just two years earlier...


Canadians Study Brain Worms in Deer in Bid to Save Moose Populations August 25, 2022,Field & Stream

... Brain worm infections in whitetail deer, while common, are typically benign. But for moose, who are infected indirectly by the deer, they are devastating. The worms burrow into a moose’s brain ... Once numbering in the thousands in Nova Scotia, the province’s mainland moose population has fallen precipitously over the past century, barely cracking into the hundreds in recent years ...


Data show increasing insecticide levels in Minnesota deer August 23, 2022 MPR News

... Researchers found the insecticide in 61 percent of 799 deer spleens tested in 2019. But the chemical was found in 94 percent of 496 samples collected in 2021..,


Deer antler based active ingredients have protective effects on LPS/d-GalN-induced acute liver injury in mice through MAPK and NF-κB signalling pathways 2022 Pharmaceutical Biology

... The separated and purified R1 protein component of deer antler base has a good protective effect on LPS/d-GalN-induced liver injury, and may become a potential material for protecting against liver injury...


MDARD establishes 'potential high-risk area' for bovine TB in 4 counties May 31, 2022 Michigan Farm News

... The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announcement Tuesday follows a confirmed bovine TB case of a free-range white-tailed deer in Cheboygan County...


TGen collaborates with wildlife officials to test for COVID-19 in both wild and zoo animals May 16, 2022 KNAU

... The Translational Genomics Research Institute, or TGen, has already begun testing ... Wild animals being tested include, elk, deer, mountain lions ...


Elk hunters submitted 815 brucellosis samples in 2021 April 18, 2022 Wyoming Game and Fish News

... Hunters submitted 815 usable blood samples from their elk harvested during the 2021 hunting season to aid the Wyoming Game and Fish Department with monitoring brucellosis. The samples from bulls, cows and calves help Game and Fish monitor the disease. Brucellosis is only found in the northwestern corner of Wyoming, but the department regularly monitors the entire state for the disease...


Fired forestry professor continues ringing alarm bells on glyphosate usage April 16, 2022 New Brunswick, The Western Standard

... Cumberland, who was formerly the chief deer biologist for New Brunswick, claims the heavy use of glyphosate in forestry has devastated the province’s white-tailed deer population, which has plummeted by over 70% since the mid-1980s... claims he was fired for expressing his views on the forest industry’s use of the herbicide glyphosate ...


'Unsightly,' Wart-Covered Deer In Colorado Is No Danger To Public April 14, 2022 Patch

... Photos posted on social media by the agency showed the animal with massive growths on its face, neck, ears and torso... are cutaneous fibromas caused by a virus... typically do not cause any problems for deer, though in rare cases they can interfere with sight, breathing, eating, and walking ...


COVID-19 confirmed in deer in New Brunswick; first case in an animal in Atlantic Canada April 7, 2022 CTV News

... The federal agency says the virus was detected in a free-ranging white-tailed deer in the Saint John region of New Brunswick. Environment Canada has reported 56 cases of COVID-19 involving animals, including 13 pets, 40 wild animals and three mink farms ...


Utah mule deer is 1st in U.S. to test positive for COVID-19 March 29, 2022 Salt Lake Tribune

... wildlife employees swabbed the noses of nearly 300 mule deer last year ... confirmed the country’s first case of COVID-19 ... Only one mule deer tested positive ...


Evidence of a rare tick-borne virus found in Maine deer March 20, 2022 Bangor Daily News

... According to the University of Maine 2021 Tick Surveillance Report, only 29 lone star ticks were reported in Maine in 2021. Of those, 17 were associated with people traveling to Maine from other states... “Heartland is an emerging infectious disease that is not well understood,” ...


COVID-19 found in 15% of Massachusetts deer tested March 17, 2022 WGBH

... Of the 558 Massachusetts deer tested so far, COVID-19 antibodies were discovered in 86 samples. While deer-to-human transmission has only happened in one documented case ... It's extremely unlikely that most people could be infected by a deer. Any deer-to-human transmission would likely happen through the air ...


Scientists test North Carolina deer for COVID-19 February 15, 2022 WFAE 90.7

... swabbed roughly 75 deer ... Six North Carolina deer had tested positive as of Monday, according to early results posted to the USDA. website, though Boggess emphasized the study samples are still being processed ...


Bovine TB found at two cervid farms for first time in 13 years February 4, 2022 Michigan, MLive

... bovine TB was found at regulated cervid facilities in Alcona and Sanilac counties. It’s the first time since 2009 the bacterial disease was found at such an agricultural facility...


Are Deer in COVID’s Crosshairs? January 31, 2022 Texas, Drovers Cattle Network

... There are more than 10,000 captive cervid facilities throughout the U.S. where deer are bred, according to The Wildlife Society, and more than 500 of these facilities are in Texas... “The level of infection we detected, which was more than 90% of the tested captive deer at one facility, cannot be explained by human contact alone,” ...


University of Minnesota study tests wildlife for SARS-CoV-2 virus January 26, 2022 University of Minnesota Twin Cities

... Nine of 142 (6.3%) wild deer tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Testing was performed at the University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Genomics Center...


With COVID-19 now detected in Ontario deer, wildlife experts seek to fill research gap January 23, 2022 CBC News

... research is underway after the discovery of five white-tailed deer in southwestern Ontario that tested positive for COVID-19. The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mine, Natural Resources and Forestry confirmed these are the first cases reported in free-ranging wildlife in Ontario...


COVID has been found in New Jersey deer January 21, 2022 NorthJersey.com

... The virus was recently found in two free-ranging deer ... The ability to become infected with COVID seems to rest only with mammals, early research shows. Chickens and ducks do not seem to become infected ...


Mass. is monitoring white-tailed deer for COVID. Here's why January 11, 2022 Massachusetts, WBUR

... Massachusetts is now one of 41 states participating in a national effort to study the prevalence of the virus in deer... "We do know that at this point, every place that [deer] have been tested, there have been antibodies found," ...


One-fifth of Deer in New York May Have COVID, First Case Found in Canada Lynx December 27, 2021 WIBX 950

... Nearly one-fifth of white-tailed deer samples collected by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation were found to have antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 – i.e. the virus that causes COVID-19...


Researchers find evidence of COVID-19 in Texas deer December 24, 2021 Spectrum News

... Evidence of neutralizing antibodies was found in more than a third of the samples. COVID-19 additionally appears to be more common among male deer...


Active COVID-19 Infection – By at Least Three Virus Variants – Detected in Wild Deer in 6 Ohio Locations December 23, 2021 SciTechDaily

... Based on genomic sequencing of the samples collected between January and March 2021, researchers determined that variants infecting wild deer matched strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that had been prevalent in Ohio COVID-19 patients at the time...


White-tailed deer are efficient carriers of SARS-CoV-2 December 20, 2021 News Medical

... researchers demonstrate the susceptibility of white-tailed deer (WTD) to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) ... the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in WTD is likely to occur through respiratory or oral secretions...


Covid Detected In 3 White-Tailed Deer, Confirms Canada December 2, 2021 NDTV

... the samples were collected in early November from the free-ranging animals in the Estrie region of Quebec along the border with the United States...


Maine found 'forever chemicals' in deer, but has no idea how widespread the problem is November 24, 2021 Yahoo

... in the Fairfield area ...Five of the eight deer tested by the state were found to have high levels of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), manufactured materials often referred to as "forever chemicals." They are used in numerous industrial and household products, and have been found to present health risks in humans...


USDA: 67% of tested Michigan deer have COVID-19 antibodies November 15, 2021 Michigan, WLNS 6 News

... 481 deer were tested from January 2020 through March 2021. The samples came from New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania. It was the Michigan sample of 113 deer that were found to have antibodies in two-thirds of the group...


Oklahoma Department of Wildlife: Some whitetail deer test positive for COVID-19 November 10, 2021 Oklahoma's News

... Every year, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife conducts a health study on a sample population of deer. Recently, some of those deer have come back as having COVID-19...


Illinois DNR To Test Up To 1,000 Deer For Coronavirus This Winter November 8, 2021 Patch

... Similar tests from last year in Iowa showed the virus spreading rapidly in local deer populations... Eric Schauber, a biologist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, told WCIS in August that 7 percent of deer tested in Illinois had antibodies for the virus...


Missouri Conservationists to Test Deer for COVID This Fall September 27, 2021 KBIA

... White-tailed deer in Illinois, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania were tested in the federal study. Every sample showed at least 7% of the population having SARS-Cov-2 antibodies...


White-tailed deer tests positive for rabies as hunting season opens September 10, 2021 Delaware, The News Journal

... A white-tailed deer has tested positive for rabies in the area of Kings Creek Circle and Road 273 in Rehoboth Beach, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health....


Deer in 4 states have been exposed to the coronavirus, USDA study shows. What does that mean for humans? August 19, 2021 USA Today

... The study, not yet peer-reviewed, showed that 40% of deer tested across four states in 2021 were positive for antibodies ... we also have to think about socially distancing from some animals who could potentially be infected ...


Study showing coronavirus present in deer no cause for alarm August 9, 2021 Ohio, YAHOO!News

... "The study that we did really just looked at whether deer had antibodies to SARS-COVID-2, and we were not looking at whether they currently have the virus or the prevalence of the virus," ... not intended to determine whether the deer were replicating and shedding the virus...


Surveillance Data Shows White-Tailed Deer Exposed to SARS-CoV-2 July 28, 2021 USDA

... The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently completed a study that analyzed serum samples from free-ranging white-tailed deer for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Results of the study indicate that certain white-tailed deer populations in Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania were exposed to SARS-CoV-2... Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 were detected in 33% of the 481 samples collected from January 2020 through 2021. None of the deer populations surveyed showed signs of clinical illness associated with SARS-CoV-2....


Lax Pesticide Policies Are Putting Wildlife Health at Risk, Experts Warn July 14, 2021, Minnesota, National Audubon Society

... Among nearly 800 white-tailed deer spleens mailed to a Minnesota state lab in 2019 ... 61 percent ... were found to contain pesticides called neonicotinoids ... captive deer exposed to neonics—at far lower levels than found in the Minnesota wild deer spleens—suffered reduced fawn survival, altered organ weights, and developmental and behavioral abnormalities....


Maine Bans Consumer Use of Neonicotinoid Insecticides, with Some Exceptions June 18, 2021 Beyond Pesticides

... Maine legislature passed, and Governor Janet Mills has now signed, a new law that will prohibit use of neonicotinoid pesticides with the “active ingredient[s] dinotefuran, clothianidin, imidacloprid or thiamethoxam used for application in outdoor residential landscapes ... Back in March, Beyond Pesticides reported on endemic levels of neonic contamination in the state’s deer population...


More bad news for bees and deer May 29, 2021 Minnesota, The Courier

... the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has found evidence of neonicotinoids inside deer in the state’s deepest and most remote forests... Neonicotinoids are a type of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine ...


Zoos, scientists push for COVID vaccines for animals after zookeepers transmitted virus March 19, 2021 NOLA.co

... ferrets, racoon dogs and white-tailed deer are susceptible, although pigs and cattle are not. “This could be a conservation concern, especially if the virus began to spread in a wild species ...


White-tailed deer susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, study finds January 15, 2021 News Medical

... highly susceptible to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Moreover, the infected animals are capable of transmitting the virus to their non-infected counterparts via indirect contact... Genomic analysis studies have revealed that SARS-CoV-2 shares high genetic similarities with coronaviruses found in bats ...


A New Clue in the Unsolved Mystery of Bullwinkle Deer October 28, 2020 QDMA

...Mannheimia granulomatis is confirmed as the bacteria that causes the inflammation, so the moose-like swelling of the faces of the victims is a bacterial skin infection... has been known for decades to cause a skin disease of cattle in Argentina ...


Allegan County area added to EEE aerial spraying list after deer tests positive September 18, 2020 Michigan, MLive

... the state’s growing list of zones to receive aerial spraying for mosquito control... A deer tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis ...


Texas A&M Researchers Developing Oral Anthrax Vaccine August 20, 2020 Bovine Veterinarian

... If successful, they will have developed the first effective oral vaccine against anthrax for wildlife. “The preliminary results showed that this concept has potential, so now we are starting up a deer study and we’ll see where it goes from there,” ...


Rabid deer found near Cambria County park, DOH says May 1, 2020 Pennsylvania, WHP Harrisburg

... the deer was found near Crichton McCormick Park in Portage April 25...


Deer in a wig? Bizarre creature caught on trail camera is very real January 30, 2020 North Carolina, WBTV.com

... this buck appears to be experiencing ‘antleroma,’ a condition characterized by abnormal antler growth,” ... In the worst cases, it can also be fatal as antlers grow in reverse — into the deer’s brain ...

Deer Warts, Monstrous growths on white-tailed deer are turning stomachs in Alabama January 8, 2020 Miami Herald

... The growths are a type of virus known as “deer warts,” ... humans and farm animals can’t get the virus from deer and the condition is known to clear up, if given enough time...


Martha's Vineyard, State Biologists Investigate Spate of Young Deer Suffering From Paralysis December 10, 2019 Massachusetts, The Vineyard Gazette

... Six fawns have been found on Martha’s Vineyard suffering from a mysterious paralysis ... all button bucks ... unable to use their front and back legs, unable to move or get up. . . Their belly is on the ground — but they are able to keep their head up,” ...

Elk hoof disease research underway November 7, 2019 Washington, The Wahkiakum County Eagle

... The disease attacks the hooves of elk, eating away the foot and causing them to walk on soft tissue... first observed in southwest Washington ... Residents of southwest Washington have noticed a decrease in numbers of elk ...


Rare virus found in a deer in Luzerne County November 3, 2019 Pennsylvania, CitizensVoice

... the deer — a doe — stood with its head down and didn’t respond when humans approached ... infected with Eastern equine encephalitis... EEE has also been found in captive pheasants in Monroe County, horses in Carbon County and two wild turkeys in Erie County... the first instance of EEE in wildlife in the area ...


UVM Entomologists find naturally occurring fungi could help curb moose tick plague October 10, 2019 Vermont, Vermont Biz

... more than 30,000 moose tick larvae have taken up residence at the lab, and Sullivan and her advisors, entomologists Bruce Parker and Margaret Skinner, have demonstrated that natural bio-pesticide formulations containing fungi like Metarhizium anisopliae have the potential to derail the moose tick epidemic...


WSU building elk hoof disease research center July 12, 2019 Washington, Deer Park Tribune

... The state of the art facility will house captive elk needed to study the disease in a secure, controlled environment. The four-acre elk research facility includes 10 isolation pens, a handling facility, and two 1.5-acre holding pastures ...


Researchers tackle brainworm epidemic in northern Minnesota moose population June 21, 2019 Jamestown Sun

... Five years of data (collected from 2013–2018) revealed that brainworm is responsible for 25-33 percent of moose mortality in the declining Minnesota population... Brainworm is spreading to moose in northern Minnesota by the increased population of white-tailed deer ...


Allegan County area added to EEE aerial spraying list after deer tests positive September 18, 2020 Michigan, MLive

... the state’s growing list of zones to receive aerial spraying for mosquito control... A deer tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis ...


Potential high-risk areas established around TB-positive deer May 1, 2019 Michigan, Ogemaw County Herald

... The designation is a result of a free-ranging white-tailed deer in Alcona County testing positive for bovine TB, as confirmed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources...


Michigan sets 'potential high-risk areas' around TB-positive deer April 15, 2019 Feed Stuffs

... a free-ranging white-tailed deer in Alcona County, Mich., testing positive for bovine TB ... Anytime a positive deer is identified, all cattle and bison herds located within a 15-mile radius of the deer must be tested for bovine TB within six months ...


Mule deer buck shot by authorities north of TRF had brain worm March 8, 2019 Minnesota, Alexandria Echo Press

... shot in January north of Thief River Falls ... The mule deer also was tested for chronic wasting disease, and test results in early February came back negative...


South Dakota to have new plan to combat deer brain disease within 5 months January 9, 2019, Daily Republic

... In 2016 around 260 elk were killed ... nearly 14 percent of them were found to be infected... “Endemic chronic wasting disease causes mule deer population decline in Wyoming," published in October 2017, found that the mule deer herd in Converse County, Wyo., was shrinking at about 21 percent a year, largely due to CWD...


White-Tailed Deer: A Potential Host for Rift Valley Fever September 10, 2018 USDA

... Rift Valley Fever (RVF), an infectious viral disease, poses a significant threat to livestock and human health in Africa and the Middle East. Although the disease has not reached the United States, a recent study by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Kansas State University (KSU) shows that U.S. white-tailed deer are highly susceptible to the RVF virus (RVFV)...


Deer tests positive for rabies in Buncombe Co. July 6, 2018 North Carolina, WSPA

... Buncombe County Health and Human Service officials said a deer found off of Newfound Road in Leicester has been confirmed to have rabies...


Movi found in Alaska caribou, moose June 16, 2018 Peninsula Clarion

... A harmful pathogen previously known only in goats and sheep has been found in healthy Alaskan moose and caribou... Four herds in the state — from near Dillingham to the North Slope — have tested positive for the bacterium ...


Malaria Parasite Is Infecting, Killing US Baby Deer May 2, 2018 HealthDay

... recently in the journal Sphere, blood samples collected from 33 farm-raised fawns in Florida revealed that about 21 percent tested positive for microscopic malaria parasites... half of those die ...


Brain Abscesses in White-tailed Deer December 21, 2017 Tennessee, WRCB 3 Chattanooga

... bucks that are killed with yellow/greenish liquid coming from the eyes or around the bucks' antlers. This fluid is pus caused by a brain abscess...


Inside Texas' Anthrax Triangle December 19, 2017 KUT

... Animals get anthrax from spores that live in the soil. ... rich in calcium and low in acid – which you find a lot of in southwest Texas ... deer eats the grass, contracts the spores ... Once the deer decomposes, the bacteria inside of it go right back into the soil ...


State Seeks to Avoid TB 'Nuclear Option' December 8, 2017 Michigan, The National Law Review

... It is debated who is infecting whom, but the farming community thinks it’s clear that deer continue to infect cattle with TB... "The USDA's options would reinstate testing ...


Wyoming veterinarian urges ranchers to test their herds for bovine TB December 1, 2017 Fence Post

... When asked if cattle could contract the disease from deer, Meyer said it was unlikely in the U.S., except for a reservoir in the upper peninsula of Michigan, which at one time had spread to a herd in neighboring Wisconsin but has since been isolated in Michigan...


Farm Bureau urges local hunters to test deer for bovine TB November 12, 2017 Indiana, Newsexaminer

... primarily in southern Fayette County ... in August 2016, a white-tailed deer in Franklin County also tested positive for the disease ...



Hillsdale deer tests positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis October 20, 2017 Michigan, The Daily Telegram

... a fawn in Hillsdale County ... first deer in the state found with the virus transmitted by mosquitos... agency warns hunters not to handle or consume any deer they believe may be infected with the virus ...


Hunter catches rare Bullwinkle deer on camera August 11, 2017 Mississippi, Jackson Clarion Ledger

... a buck with a very swollen snout... called Bullwinkle Syndrome ... very rare... suspected it's a bacterial infection or inflammation of some kind." ...


Bovine tuberculosis – a disease still worth fighting July 6, 2017 Michigan, UPMatters.com

... “We are the only state in nation that has bTB established in wild deer.” ... Severely infected animals can struggle to even breathe,” Straka said. “By not eradicating this in the herd, we risk the spread of the disease to new areas of Michigan and into


Salt Block Study For Cows And Deer April 18, 2017 Michigan, BlackburnNews.com

... Salt blocks shared by cows and deer are sites for transferring diseases like tuberculosis ...

Cows, deer sharing salt, passing disease April 7, 2017 MIchigan, Great Lakes Echo

... Salt blocks are potential transmitters of tuberculosis from cow to deer and vice versa, said John Kaneene, the lead researcher of a study conducted by Michigan State University ...


Florida has won the battle against screwworms March 18, 2017 The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville

... The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says it will wind down its response against flesh-eating maggots that threaten small, endangered deer in a national wildlife refuge in the Florida Keys...


Brain Abscesses in White-tailed Deer December 21, 2017 Tennessee, WRCB 3 Chattanooga

... bucks that are killed with yellow/greenish liquid coming from the eyes or around the bucks' antlers. This fluid is pus caused by a brain abscess...


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