Is it likely deer would be infected with A. Pyogene through the use of protein feeders?

By Grant Woods,

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Is there a danger of infecting other deer with A. Pyogene through use of protein feeders? Will my dnr test a sample ?


There’s a chance, but the occurrence is very low. I’ve never heard of an documented case of deer being infected with A. pyogene due to supplemental feed.  

There are many variables such as how the feeders are maintained, etc.  There are many feeding programs that have operated without problems. 

Enjoy creation,


February 22, 2016