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Another deer disease on researchers’ radar

Mule deer
Mule deer

WILDLIFE -- Research is helping identify and monitor diseases, such as bluetongue, hoof rot and chronic wasting disease, which have the potential to do great harm to the country's big-game populations.  But so far, there's been little progress in finding solutions.

Mule deer study in Wyoming links fawn deaths to relatively new disease
Wyoming's $1.5-million, four-year study to determine why the mule deer herd in the Wyoming Range was in decline focused on fawn mortality this past year and found that 22 of the 52 radio-collared fawns had died. The research indicated that 36 percent of those deaths was related to disease, including adenovirus, a relatively new, little-known disease that a researcher had seen while working in California.
--Casper Star-Tribune



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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