Well Woody, IF I was a medical doctor I would understand exactly what you just said. :darkbeer:WoodyH28 said:Here is some signs a deer has blue tongue....and a picture of a sheep with blue tongue.
Acute form (sheep and some species of deer)
Pyrexia up to 42°C, depression
Inflammation, ulceration, erosion and necrosis of the mucosae of the mouth
Swollen and sometimes cyanotic tongue
Lameness due to coronitis or pododermatitis and myositis
Complications of pneumonia
Either death within 8-10 days or long recovery with alopecia, sterility and growth delay
In layman's terms, they run a high fever and their mouth gets all messed up then they either die or recover. The ones that do recover are usually permanently messed up and can't make babies.3L_Archer said:Well Woody, IF I was a medical doctor I would understand exactly what you just said. :darkbeer:
True, we had several cases here in NC a couple of years ago. There were several deer found dead but it did not devastate the herd. Once cold weather moved in it was done.Cornfed said:We had a bout with EPIZOOTIC HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE (Blue Tongue) here last year and lost several area whitetails including some dandy bucks. It seemed to effect younger deer and the more mature deer of the herd. The good news is that it WILL go away with the cooler weather that will kill the flies that carry the disease. You can easily research the disease and find out tons of info, try Google for many different links and all of it's effects and symptoms.