Nevada Disease of Deer Archive - Nevada


Exotic lice plague West's deerJune 3, 2013 Nevada, Reno Gazette Journal

... It was back in the mid-1990s that researchers first noticed that native populations of Columbian black-tailed deer were displaying “mysterious and unprecedented hair loss” believed to be linked to infestation of non-native lice ... The lice issue first popped up in Nevada in 2011 when a sickly mule deer was found infested with exotic lice in the Smokey Valley near Tonopah ... “We have basically documented that we have it across the whole state,” ...