Two viral and drought-relevant health conditions have killed 38 whitetail deer in Eastern Washington.
Two whitetail deer around Davenport, Clean., tested favourable for bluetongue and epizootic hemorrhagic illness (EHD) this week. In the meantime, 36 deer in the vicinity of Colfax are believed to have died from EHD.
Reviews of lifeless whitetail trickled in last week, prompting the Washington Office of Fish and Activity to obtain samples from some useless deer. Outcomes from the Washington Animal Ailment Diagnostic Lab in Pullman came back again Thursday.
“We are bracing ourselves for this being a rather bad year,” stated WDFW veterinarian Kristin