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Most Common Deer Diseases

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Deer are the number one carriers of ticks in the United States and are prone to Lyme Disease and other vector diseases. In addition, they are known for spreading Chronic Wasting Disease from animal to animal, affecting domestic deer herds. But, these diseases are just two of many more that fall on deer. Here are common deer diseases:

  • Screwworm and Other Parasites
  • Hemorrhagic Disease
  • Bovine Tuberculosis
  • Brain Abscesses
  • Screwworm and Other Parasites
  • Fibromatosis

Research suggests that humans will not be affected by the diseases; however, like Mad Cow Disease, deer hunters should take caution before eating deer meat and will need to test cervid herds for CWD among other common diseases in deer.