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1 June 2016 EAR AND TAIL LESIONS ON CAPTIVE WHITE-TAILED DEER FAWNS (ODOCOILEUS VIRGINIANUS): A CASE STUDY
Treena L. Ferguson, Stephen Demarais, Jim Cooley, Sherrill Fleming, Eric S. Michel, Emily Flinn
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During the 2008–2011 time period, undiagnosed lesions were observed in 21 of 150 white-tailed deer fawns (Odocoileus virginianus) that were part of a captive deer herd at Mississippi State University. Clinical findings in healthy and diseased fawns from 0 to 90 days of age included bite and scratch marks followed by moderate to severe ear and tail necrosis. Gross necropsy findings of necrotizing ulcerative dermatitis correlated with histopathologic findings that included focally severe multifocal vasculitis, vascular necrosis, and thrombosis. This article is a clinical description of these previously unreported lesions associated with tissue necrosis in young captive white-tailed deer.

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Treena L. Ferguson, Stephen Demarais, Jim Cooley, Sherrill Fleming, Eric S. Michel, and Emily Flinn "EAR AND TAIL LESIONS ON CAPTIVE WHITE-TAILED DEER FAWNS (ODOCOILEUS VIRGINIANUS): A CASE STUDY," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47(2), 636-639, (1 June 2016). https://doi.org/10.1638/2015-0140.1
Received: 19 June 2015; Published: 1 June 2016
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