Diseases & Parasites

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.

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.