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    State Officials Report Sick Cattle Herds With EHD
    By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 09/14/2012 09:26 AM

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says more than 40 cattle herds in southeastern South Dakota have been reported with signs of illness that include fever, ulcers in the mouth, excessive salivation and lameness when walking...

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    Deer die from virus at record levels in South Dakota
    3 hours ago Kevin Woster Journal staff

    Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, a midge-borne virus that is every bit as nasty as its name suggests, had an unusually lethal impact on South Dakota's deer herd this year.

    It was a record-setting year, in fact, although not one that hunters or the state Game, Fish & Parks Department are celebrating.

    GF&P officials estimate that at least 3,400 deer died of EHD in 2012. That's more than twice the 1,300 reported in 2011, which was the previous high in reported EHD losses in South Dakota.

    And both numbers were likely conservative, since some deer killed by the disease, which is spread by small biting flies, likely weren't found while others were probably noted but not reported...