White-Tailed Deer

White-Tailed Deer

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Deer Disease Hotline: Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) 
CWD attacks the brains of infected animals, causing them to become emaciated, display abnormal behavior, and lose bodily functions. Deer Disease Hotline: (866) 293-9282.

Hunting and Food Safety External Website
Anyone involved with the hunting, preparation or eating of wild game should be aware of diseases that can be acquired from these animals and their meat. Become familiar with food safety procedures that can help prevent infection at all stages of preparation, from field dressing to cooking and storage.

Brain Abscess

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease

Meningeal Worm

Food Impaction/Arterial Worm

Cutaneous Fibroma

Nasal Bots



FWC Facts:
The Florida panther, Florida's official state animal, is one of the most endangered animals on earth, with an estimated 100-160 adults and subadults remaining in southern Florida.

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