EHD Update: Heavy Reports in Ohio, Indiana

Sep 21, 2022 NDA Staff

It’s late September and time to expect a rise in cases of hemorrhagic disease in deer, including both EHD and bluetongue, which are related viruses. Currently, NDA is aware of 11 states with lightly scattered…

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EHD in Deer: Here’s What You Need to Know

Jul 20, 2022 Kip Adams

Hemorrhagic disease in deer, also known to many deer hunters as EHD or bluetongue, is a serious viral disease of deer that is spread by biting flies. Outbreaks occur seasonally with the life cycle of…

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A Deep Dive Into Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD and Bluetongue) in White-tailed Deer With Dr. Mark Ruder

Jul 20, 2022 NDA Staff

In this week’s episode of the Deer Season 365 Podcast, we’re talking with Dr. Mark Ruder of the University of Georgia and the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) about all things Hemorrhagic disease. We…

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Cracked Deer Hooves Are Signs of a Fight with the EHD Virus

Mar 24, 2021 NDA Staff

Late in the Georgia hunting season on December 30, 2020, NDA member Keaton Smith saw a buck that was in bad shape. It was extremely thin, and it was hobbling along as if it could…

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Freak Buck Had Corneal Dermoids. Yes, Hairy Eyeballs.

Feb 17, 2021 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

In the first 6 months that the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency offered a new “Report Sick Deer” button on their website, the hotline netted one of the weirdest sick whitetails in history, one of only…

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Keep Your Eyes Open for EHD in Deer

Sep 6, 2019 Ben Westfall

Three years ago in my native Missouri, I was headed toward my favorite stand when I stumbled upon a dead doe. She looked as if she had died in the last day or two, and…

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Yes, EHD is Bad. But CWD is Worse

Mar 13, 2019 Brian Grossman

If you follow the QDMA on social media or keep up with the content we share on our website and in our magazine, you know that we are putting a lot of emphasis on the…

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The Mystery of the Tangled-Up Buck

Apr 17, 2018 Brian Grossman

Last October a family friend encountered a buck on his property that had gotten tangled in a woven-wire fence. After being carefully freed from the fence, the deer stood around seemingly dazed and confused. At…

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EHD and CWD: What’s the Difference?

Feb 18, 2015 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

The two most significant diseases affecting deer today are hemorrhagic disease (EHD and bluetongue viruses) and chronic wasting disease (CWD). Many people confuse the two. Here’s a quick guide to the major differences between EHD…

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Can We Prevent EHD?

Mar 20, 2013 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Hemorrhagic disease (HD) hit whitetails extremely hard in 2012, the latest in a recent string of notable years for outbreaks. The disease (mostly strains of a virus known as epizootic hemorrhagic disease or EHD, but…

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