Wildlife disease information for researchers, professionals, and agencies

We aim to provide expertise on the most pressing issues in wildlife disease to state and federal agencies. As part of this mission, we have created a collection of resources to help wildlife professionals address and understand some of today’s most relevant issues.

Field Manual of Wildlife Diseases in the Southeastern United States


Hemorrhagic Disease of White-Tailed Deer

Hemorrhagic disease is the most important viral disease of white-tailed deer in the United States, and occurs over a large part of the country, although frequency and severity of outbreaks vary regionally. This brochure provides an overview of the disease, answers important questions and discusses control and prevention.

Hemorrhagic Disease of White-tailed Deer Brochure

Feral Swine

In the U.S., feral swine are defined as Eurasian wild boar, wild-living pigs descended from domestic swine, and hybrids of the two. This brochure is a quick reference guide to some of the pathogens that can be found in swine that can impact agriculture, human health and wildlife.

Diseases of Feral Swine Brochure

Historic Wildlife Range Maps

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Mule / Black-tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)
Elk (Cervus elaphus)
Moose (Alces alces)
Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana)
Feral / Wild Swine (Sus scrofa)

Note: The feral swine mapping effort is now online and updated regularly. The most current map can be accessed on the APHIS National Feral Swine Mapping System website.

Bighorn and Dall’s Sheep (Ovis canadensis)
Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)
Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu)
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

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