Buck killed in South Texas. | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
Bleeding purple
TCU Fan
Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
22083 posts

Buck killed in South Texas.



Problem is no one knows what killed it. This is the third dead Buck they have found on this ranch this season. All found in water with no signs of trauma. Its a friend of a friend thing so I don't know anymore than that.






Back to top
Share:
FalseProphet
LSU Fan
Funroe
Member since Dec 2011
6609 posts

re: Buck killed in South Texas.








Back to top
  Replies (0)
BayouBandit24
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Aug 2010
13807 posts

re: Buck killed in South Texas.


Damn shame no one can claim that beautiful buck





Back to top
Crawdaddy
LSU Fan
Slidell
Member since Sep 2006
12379 posts

re: Buck killed in South Texas.








Back to top
BayouBandit24
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Aug 2010
13807 posts

re: Buck killed in South Texas.


That thing makes me





Back to top
  Replies (0)
StringMusic16
LSU Fan
South Louisiana
Member since Oct 2012
6 posts

re: Buck killed in South Texas.


Sounds like EHD. It's a deadly disease that has been affecting deer all over the country this year worse than usual. Deer that die of EHD are usually found in/near some kind of big water source. One of the side effects makes them incredibly thirsty. Lots of big deer have been dropping from it in the Midwest and Northeast all summer/early fall. Haven't heard of any major reports from LA or the deep South.





Back to top
StringMusic16
LSU Fan
South Louisiana
Member since Oct 2012
6 posts

re: Buck killed in South Texas.


Here's what EHD is from Wikipedia:

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) is an orbivirus that infects White-tailed Deer in the northeastern and midwestern United States. The virus is transmitted by the Culicoides biting midge. The EHD virus is closely related to the Bluetongue virus and crossreacts with it on many blood tests. The virus has an incubation period of approximately one week, during which the animal may transmit the virus to biting midges. After the development of symptoms (which include internal hemorrhage, weakness, high fever, bruising, and dyspnea) the animal dies within 8 to 36 hours."






Back to top
Bleeding purple
TCU Fan
Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
22083 posts

re: Buck killed in South Texas.


Thanks for the info I will pass it on.





Back to top
FelicianaTigerfan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
15068 posts
 Online 

re: Buck killed in South Texas.


That's the same thing the killed 2/3 of the herd along Milk River in Montana





Back to top
  Replies (0)
KingRanch
LSU Fan
The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
56590 posts

re: Buck killed in South Texas.


Where was this BP?





Back to top
  Replies (0)
lazcreek
LSU Fan
Galvez
Member since Feb 2004
947 posts

re: Buck killed in South Texas.


LINK

La deer herd hit hard by ehd. Our lease in EBR is seeing a few dead deer and lots of malnourished deer.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
BarDTiger81
LSU Fan
nurfeast lowsyana
Member since Jul 2011
15639 posts

re: Buck killed in South Texas.


Blue Tongue!





Back to top
  Replies (0)
BarDTiger81
LSU Fan
nurfeast lowsyana
Member since Jul 2011
15639 posts

re: Buck killed in South Texas.


WHere Was this at BP????





Back to top
greasemonkey
Alabama Fan
Macclenny Fl aka south JAWJA
Member since Aug 2012
2624 posts

re: Buck killed in South Texas.


I would also like to know where this is





Back to top
  Replies (0)
BFIV
Virginia
Member since Apr 2012
1354 posts

re: Buck killed in South Texas.


quote:

The virus has an incubation period of approximately one week, during which the animal may transmit the virus to biting midges. After the development of symptoms (which include internal hemorrhage, weakness, high fever, bruising, and dyspnea) the animal dies within 8 to 36 hours."


We've had a few episodes of this here in Virginia, also. If memory serves me right, EHD has a correlation with drought conditions. Water levels drop and these midges reproduce in the exposed mud and infect the deer when they come to drink.






Back to top
  Replies (0)


Back to top