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Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer (CWD) Contagious and Fatal

This hunter has encountered a deer in the final stages of CWD in deer. It’s a prion which is smaller than a virus, and affects the brain which wrecks the normal fear and feeding of the deer. Without normal thought processes, the deer feeds ineffectively and loses weight. Eventually it just stands there.

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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.

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