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#3204473 - 03/26/13 01:19 PM Intracranial Bacterial Infection Issue
Monty
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Interesting read:
http://www.grandviewoutdoors.com/deer-hunting/articlecontent/3/2013/4741/can-deer-fight-to-the-death

Wonder if this bacterial infection can be transmitted thru the interstate movement of deer?
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#3204490 - 03/26/13 01:30 PM Re: Intracranial Bacterial Infection Issue [Re: Monty]
Diehard Hunter
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It probably already occurs across all the white-tails range.
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#3204496 - 03/26/13 01:36 PM Re: Intracranial Bacterial Infection Issue [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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http://www.vet.uga.edu/scwds/briefs/October2011Briefs.pdf

Check out the section entitled "In my own backyard"
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#3205585 - 03/27/13 01:48 PM Re: Intracranial Bacterial Infection Issue [Re: Monty]
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 Originally Posted By: Monty
Wonder if this bacterial infection can be transmitted thru the interstate movement of deer?


This is not a contageous disease. It is simply a bacterial infection bucks get from rubbing and fighting. Stress fractures in the cranium can allow the infection a pathway to the brain, which can be fatal. This is nothing more than you getting an infection in a cut on your hand--same type of deal.

But it is a major cause of buck mortality.
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#3205731 - 03/27/13 05:29 PM Re: Intracranial Bacterial Infection Issue [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Monty
Wonder if this bacterial infection can be transmitted thru the interstate movement of deer?


This is not a contageous disease. It is simply a bacterial infection bucks get from rubbing and fighting. Stress fractures in the cranium can allow the infection a pathway to the brain, which can be fatal. This is nothing more than you getting an infection in a cut on your hand--same type of deal.

But it is a major cause of buck mortality.
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#3205758 - 03/27/13 05:53 PM Re: Intracranial Bacterial Infection Issue [Re: catman529]
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And I strongly suspect that buck's infection was ongoing while his antlers were growing, hence the non-typical antler.
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#3205772 - 03/27/13 06:04 PM Re: Intracranial Bacterial Infection Issue [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
And I strongly suspect that buck's infection was ongoing while his antlers were growing, hence the non-typical antler.
I don't see why it wouldn't be, the crack in the skull looked somewhat healed over and the antler was noticeably affected.
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