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Blue Tongue Disease

Uploaded on September 22, 2012

My buddy just called me and said they have been seeing deer on their farm showing symptoms of Blue Tongue Disease. The farm is located in Monroe County, Missouri, in the northeast part of the state. Have any other Missouri hunters seen signs or heard reports about this in our area?

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

Hope for an early frost down there. That will knock down the midge flies that carry the disease. It's late in the season so you're probably not going to see a really bad epidemic. We'll keep our fingers crossed!

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from Jerry A. wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

My buddy updated me later after I originally posted this and said there have been between 15 and 19 dead deer found between his family's farm and neighboring properties.

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

I started a Citizen Science project recently on www.biggamelogic.com where observations of EHD (AKA Blue Tongue) can be recorded. Have your buddy log on using the user name "Citizen" and the password "abc1234" so he can record his observations.

Also, spread the word about this citizen science project. The purpose is project is to monitor EHD in real time so hunters are better informed and can make better management decisions. Thank you.

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from missedit wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

I talked to a guy at work that had went on à draw hunt in ST Louis.
He brought the deer back & started to butcher it & found white worms all through the meat.
He called conservation & they did not know what it was but gave him another tag & said they would. Not eat the meat.
My one friend at work said it a form of CWD he said the name of the worms but I can't remember.

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from Sarge01 wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

Bioguy-1
The post on the announcement section from me about the loss of Pittman-Robertson and Digman,Johnson funds is going to be a bigger threat to our wildlife than blue tongue and CWD combined. Read the post.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

CWD is not a form of parasite infestation. Your friend is wrong.

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from amoor983 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

EHD has been extremely rampant in Nebraska. Die-offs are the worst in areas with high deer density. 20+ dead deer per square mile was not uncommon this summer.

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from GIBBY74 wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

Michigan has gotten hit hard this year as well

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from Andrew Sandstrom wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

i have written a couple articles on this subject and the three biggest diseases for big game right now are chronic wasting (CWD),epizootic hemorrhagic disease , and bovine tb. the biggest difference between them is the species they affect. CWD affects Mule Deer, White Tail, Elk, and Moose.
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease affects mainly whitetail.
and Bovine TB affects a very wide range of animals (white tail, elk, black bear, bobcat, coyote, opossum, raccoon, and red fox)

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

Hope for an early frost down there. That will knock down the midge flies that carry the disease. It's late in the season so you're probably not going to see a really bad epidemic. We'll keep our fingers crossed!

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from GIBBY74 wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

Michigan has gotten hit hard this year as well

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from Jerry A. wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

My buddy updated me later after I originally posted this and said there have been between 15 and 19 dead deer found between his family's farm and neighboring properties.

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from missedit wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

I talked to a guy at work that had went on à draw hunt in ST Louis.
He brought the deer back & started to butcher it & found white worms all through the meat.
He called conservation & they did not know what it was but gave him another tag & said they would. Not eat the meat.
My one friend at work said it a form of CWD he said the name of the worms but I can't remember.

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from Sarge01 wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

Bioguy-1
The post on the announcement section from me about the loss of Pittman-Robertson and Digman,Johnson funds is going to be a bigger threat to our wildlife than blue tongue and CWD combined. Read the post.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

CWD is not a form of parasite infestation. Your friend is wrong.

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from amoor983 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

EHD has been extremely rampant in Nebraska. Die-offs are the worst in areas with high deer density. 20+ dead deer per square mile was not uncommon this summer.

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from Andrew Sandstrom wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

i have written a couple articles on this subject and the three biggest diseases for big game right now are chronic wasting (CWD),epizootic hemorrhagic disease , and bovine tb. the biggest difference between them is the species they affect. CWD affects Mule Deer, White Tail, Elk, and Moose.
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease affects mainly whitetail.
and Bovine TB affects a very wide range of animals (white tail, elk, black bear, bobcat, coyote, opossum, raccoon, and red fox)

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from Bioguy01 wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

I started a Citizen Science project recently on www.biggamelogic.com where observations of EHD (AKA Blue Tongue) can be recorded. Have your buddy log on using the user name "Citizen" and the password "abc1234" so he can record his observations.

Also, spread the word about this citizen science project. The purpose is project is to monitor EHD in real time so hunters are better informed and can make better management decisions. Thank you.

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