Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has been found in Ohio this summer.
Discovery of EHD once again has many deer hunters and conservationists on edge. Check out the official ODNR press release:
The first confirmed case of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) was recently confirmed in both white-tailed deer and…
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has been found in Ohio once again, this time a cow in Jefferson County and also a wild whitetail deer buck in Lorain County. As with many other locations across the United States EHD is dropping deer quickly in a most horrid manner.
Small midges bite deer and infect them. The stricken deer are doomed and usually congregate around water before death.
While EHD is noted as not infectious to humans it is best to take note of the infected locations and steer clear. Populations of deer in the stricken locations may take years to get back to normal levels.
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