Cervid Diseases and Resources

The term cervid is used refer to any one of the various members of the Cervidae family, which include white-tailed and mule deer, elk, moose, and caribou as well as reindeer, axis, sika, among others. For many people cervids are considered symbols of the wilderness and biodiversity. Cervid species are also a popular game species worldwide, used for their meat and hides, as well as their antlers for medicinal and ornamental purposes. In some countries deer, elk and moose are farmed. In the United States, the cervid farming industry is a vital and growing business, with over 7,000 operations and 2,000 hunting preserves across the nation. The diseases listed here are some of the most important transboundary diseases of cervids. Some of these are zoonotic.

Cervid Diseases

Acariasis
Aino Disease
Amblyomma hebraeum
Amblyomma variegatum
Anthrax
Bluetongue
Boophilus annulatus
Boophilus microplus
Botulism
Bovine Babesiosis
Bovine Ephemeral Fever
Bovine Tuberculosis
Brucella abortus
Brucella ovis
Chlamydiosis (Mammalian)
Chronic Wasting Disease
Contagious Ecthyma
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
Cryptococcosis
Cryptosporidiosis
Dermatophytosis
Echinococcosis
Ehrlichiosis
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease
Foot and Mouth Disease
Heartwater

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Deer in a field.

Resources and Diseases by Species

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Canine Cervids
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Small Ruminants Swine