Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is an acute, infectious, often fatal viral disease of some wild ruminants. This disease, characterized by extensive hemorrhages, has been responsible for significant deaths 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.
bucks seem to be more supseptable because of the sift tissue or velvet surrounding the still forming antlers, which offers an ideal place for the gnats that carry this disorder to bite and draw blood . leaving the disease behind.
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