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    Sick deer

    Anyone tell me what would be up with a hind I shot . Poor girl was Skin and bone , she had a stench that has nearly put me off venni. Her ribs broke like pretzels when I gently pushed on her side .

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    They do have a sliming disease here in the uk. Can't remember what it looks is called our if they have it in nz though.
    Hope you didn't eat any.

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_wasting_disease
    Here you go have a read through this.
    Any pics? @Munsey

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    Really advanced Yersiniosis?
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Anyone tell me what would be up with a hind I shot . Poor girl was Skin and bone , she had a stench that has nearly put me off venni. Her ribs broke like pretzels when I gently pushed on her side .

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    Probably got crook after fawning I would say, I shot one a while back out of pity because she looked pretty ragged, she had what us dairy farmers would call RFM (retained fetal membrane) where she had fawned but hadnt managed to push the afterbirth out and it had stayed inside and festered, makes them real crook and usually they will die eventually.

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    Could be Johne's Disease. It effects deer as well as cattle

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    Yes, Yersinia or Johne's likely cases.. Johne's would explain the horrific smell. Didn't notice if she had the runs down her back legs?

    We don't have Chronic Wasting Disease in NZ thankfully.. would potentially destroy our deer hunting and farming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryg View Post
    Could be Johne's Disease. It effects deer as well as cattle
    Yes Harry. Excellent suggestion.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Thought of that @Harryg but was not sure if it effected deer as well. How would you describe that sick sweet smell that comes with Johne's?

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    Would Any of these Illness / diseases cause brittle bones ?
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    Cheers @StrikerNZ good to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Would Any of these Illness / diseases cause brittle bones ?
    Think about what happens with osteoporosis in old ladies Munsey. If the deer was ill over a protracted period of time then its intake of minerals would have been adversely affected and it would have started drawing upon the reserves held in its skeletal structure. That would make the bones brittle.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrikerNZ View Post
    Yes, Yersinia or Johne's likely cases.. Johne's would explain the horrific smell. Didn't notice if she had the runs down her back legs?

    We don't have Chronic Wasting Disease in NZ thankfully.. would potentially destroy our deer hunting and farming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Anyone tell me what would be up with a hind I shot . Poor girl was Skin and bone , she had a stench that has nearly put me off venni. Her ribs broke like pretzels when I gently pushed on her side .

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    Yep - someone shot her!

    I heard of a dairy farmer that had several calves die over a week or two. He had no idea what was causing it and the vet said the carcasses were too far gone to be of help with a diagnosis, vet said get an autopsy done promptly if another one dies. Another calf started going downhill rapidly with same symptons, so farmer put it down and sent it off for an autopsy. Results came back - 'calf died from blunt force trauma to the head'

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    I would bank on Johne's
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

 

 

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