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Elk and Deer Common Colorado Diseases
Elk and Deer Diseases and Conditions: Elk are generally healthy animals, but they do succumb to diseases and disorders. This section is intended to give western hunter basic insight in identifying diseased animals they may encounter. I have encountered some sick animals and felt at a loss of what to do. Should I salvage or abandon the carcass? Should I bother a game warden about a sick or dead animal I encountered? The uncertainty gnaws at your convictions and possible embarrassment. This photo is of a game warden examining a dead antelope I found at out game attractor lure. A metal detector disclosed no lead bullet/lead shards that would explain the bleeding from the mouth. Hemorrhagic disease was the warden’s initial interpretation, before he took it to a veterinarian forensic lab. XXXXXXXXXXX Chronic Wasting disease is a disease basically of proteins which mutate and cause a spiraling of the protein molecule. This can propagate more “PhP” proteins which are nonfunctional and deposit a clot in --------. US Map of CWD spread here Page Under construction
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Elk and Deer Diseases and Conditions: Elk are generally healthy animals, but they do succumb to diseases and disorders. This section is intended to give western hunter basic insight in identifying diseased animals they may encounter. I have encountered some sick animals and felt at a loss of what to do. Should I salvage or abandon the carcass? Should I bother a game warden about a sick or dead animal I encountered? The uncertainty gnaws at your convictions and possible embarrassment. This photo is of a game warden examining a dead antelope I found at out game attractor lure. A metal detector disclosed no lead bullet/lead shards that would explain the bleeding from the mouth. Hemorrhagic disease was the warden’s initial interpretation, before he took it to a veterinarian forensic lab. XXXXXXXXXXX Chronic Wasting disease is a disease basically of proteins which mutate and cause a spiraling of the protein molecule. This can propagate more “PhP” proteins which are nonfunctional and deposit a clot in --------. US Map of CWD spread here Page Under construction
Common Deer and Elk Diseases