Can Ticks Kill Fawns?

Can Ticks Kill Fawns?

A Missouri fawn photographed on June 1 by QDMA’s Midwest Regional Director, Sam Leatherman, is a reminder of the impacts parasites can have on deer. The fawn can only be a few days old, yet its eyes and ears are already encrusted with ticks. People who witness fawns in this situation often ask QDMA whether ticks can affect fawn survival.  The short answer: Yes they can. According to The Field Manual of Wildlife Diseases in the Southeastern United States, a comprehensive guide published by SCWDS,... read more

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