Potential diseases and parasites of white-tailed deer in Missouri
White-tailed deer are susceptible to a variety of diseases, parasites and injuries. Although these conditions do not account for a large percentage of annual statewide deer mortality (typically less than 5 percent), in some situations disease or parasite outbreaks can impact a deer herd locally or regionally. This guide provides an overview of the diseases, parasites and injuries that can affect free-ranging white-tailed deer in Missouri.
Archive version. For the most recent information see extension.missouri.edu.