WATCH: What You Should Know About EHD

Deer hunters know a lot but always can learn more, which is where advice and knowledge from experienced folks pays off.

What do you know about epizootic hemorrhagic disease? It’s one of several hot topic diseases in deer that hunters know of but often don’t know much about.

Here’s a description of EHD from the Michigan DNR: “Epizootic hemorrhagic disease is an acute, infectious, often fatal viral disease of some wild ruminants. This malady, characterized by extensive hemorrhages, has been responsible for significant epizootics in deer in the northern United States and southern Canada. A similar hemorrhagic disease called bluetongue also occurs throughout the U.S. and Canada. The two diseases are antigenically different.”

The Michigan DNR has a good video about EHD, hosted by Tim Hart and with DNR biologist and pathologist Tom Cooley. Solid info to help you know more about this disease!


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