December 19, 2012 at 4:01pm
This past weekend I noticed multiple deer limping like they had a hurt leg. After some research I found that blue tongue disease can also cause foot issues for the deer. Does anyone have some information on this? What is the the mortality rate for blue tongue disease? does every deer infected deer die from it or can they eventually heal? I'm wondering if putting them out of their misery would be better than letting them fight it out and risk death. If that is the case can you eat the meat from these deer? I'm mostly worried about the effect it will have on our population. Thanks for the help guys.