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#352538 - 08/19/07 05:26 PM Question for the experts
8 Point

Registered: 10/10/02
Posts: 1202
Loc: Castalian Springs, TN

Was out driving the back roads this afternoon and saw a deer standing on the side of the road. I was able to drive right up to her without her running off. She had what looked like snot and/or saliva hanging off her snout about 6 in. When she finally did walk away it looked like she was barely able to walk. Aside from this she appeared to be healthy; not too skinny, nice looking coat. Anybody got an idea as to what is wrong with her.

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#352567 - 08/19/07 05:56 PM Re: Question for the experts [Re: m_allison71]
TWRA Biologist
12 Point

Registered: 05/14/04
Posts: 6642
Loc: Nashville

Look in the Serious Hunting forum. The state is currently enduring a severe bout of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD). We've been expecting a bad year but the drought seems to be compounding it effects even further. My guess was you encountered a deer in the later stages of EHD. Since it is a short acting disease (death usually occurs within three days after onset of symptoms), extremely healthy looking deer may become victims. It's unfortunate but it is also completely natural.

Edited by BigGameGuy (08/19/07 05:58 PM)
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#352838 - 08/19/07 08:29 PM Re: Question for the experts [Re: BigGameGuy]
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Registered: 05/01/99
Posts: 15823
Loc: Rutherford County, TN

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