Texas Deer Association is teaming up with Texas Tech to further study Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in whitetail deer.
The Texas Deer Association (TDA) is financially supporting the construction of a new facility dedicated to the research at Texas Tech, says the Institute of Environmental and Human Health.
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) is a serious viral disease in deer, so it important for the disease to be addressed and eradicated for the sake of the deer industry, including all hunters.
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TDA says outbreaks in deer occur on a large scale and are deadly. The disease is spread through fly bites. A deer progressively loses its appetite when bit with an infected fly and becomes increasingly weaker until they develop a fever and become unconscious. It is possible for deer to get infected and die within 36 hours of being bit.
For more on the research facility at Texas Tech, check out this documentary.
Hopefully the use of this new research facility will help shed some light on how we can eventually stop the disease from killing our whitetail deer.
What do you think of this issue? Does it deserve more attention?