deer disease

Chronic Wasting Disease

CWD kills deer, elk, and moose. Get the facts, and help protect Missouri's white-tailed deer from this disease.

Cutaneous Fibromas

Cutaneous fibromas, a skin disease found on deer, does not affect humans or other animals, and it does not affect the quality of a deer's meat.

Deer Diseases

Learn about a few of the more common parasites and unusual conditions that people, especially hunters, might observe in deer: chronic wasting disease, cutaneous fibromas, hemorrhagic disease, Lyme disease, nasal bot flies and tapeworms.

Donate a Tissue Sample from Your Deer

If you harvest a deer within the CWD Containment Zone, please consider donating tissue samples from your deer to help the Conservation Department monitor CWD.

Hemorrhagic Disease

Hemorrhagic disease (HD) is a general term for epizootic hemorrhagic disease and bluetongue virus, which affect members of the deer family and some kinds of livestock. Browse reports for suspected HD in Missouri.

Lyme Disease in Deer

There has never been a documented case of a human contracting Lyme disease through the handling or consumption of venison. Learn more.

Nasal Bot Flies

Although unpleasant looking, nasal bot fly larvae do not harm deer and do not infect humans. Learn more.