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3 deer on LI test positive for bluetongue virus, first in New York state

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Three deer in Southampton have tested positive for bluetongue, state conservation officials said this week. The Ministry of Environmental Protection said that the bluetongue virus is closely related to the epidemic hemorrhagic disease and spreads in the same way. Bluetongue is not contagious to humans or pets. The Southampton case marks the …

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Texas gambles on critical illness on elite hunting ranch

Texas gambles on critical illness on elite hunting ranch

In the spring of 2021, Texas wildlife officials had some bad news for cattle ranches: Three captive deer on ranches near Uwald County were tested for a deadly neurodegenerative disease called chronic wasting disease (CWD). . Ox Ranch Genetics, the breeding company behind one of the country’s most high-profile exotic wildlife ranches, purchased four whitetails …

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'Zombie deer' plagues Ohio and the Midwest: What we know

‘Zombie deer’ plagues Ohio and the Midwest: What we know

Deer are contracting a disease that is spreading to Ohio and other parts of the Midwest. Police in southern Ohio were called to investigate strange sightings on the side of the road on Monday. “The deer just stood there and didn’t respond to us like … it wasn’t scared,” said James Love, public information officer …

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