What Does the Presence Or Absence of CWD Really Mean? by Amanda Dougherty Results of recent testing of 1,342 deer and elk in Arizona are all negative for the presence of CWD. Neighboring states, however, have confirmed cases of CWD. But what does this really mean? It seems as if more and more cases of CWD are cropping up in the western states, which brings about the debate … [Read more...] about What Does the Presence Or Absence of CWD Really Mean?
Hemorrhagic Disease in Deer by Amanda Dougherty, photos courtesy QDMA Outbreaks of hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer and mule deer date back to as early as 1886 and 1901 in the Western US. The cause of the hemorrhagic diseases was identified as a virus in the 1950’s. Two separate viruses, epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV) and bluetongue virus (BTV) are … [Read more...] about Hemorrhagic Disease in Deer