Blue Tongue Disease in Deer

Environment Canada is concerned that there is Blue Tongue Disease in deer in the area. Blue Tongue Disease is a non-contagious, insect-borne, viral disease of ruminants (mammals such as deer, cattle, and sheep) and does not affect humans or other domestic animals. If you find a dead deer in your yard please contact one of the following numbers and they will come and take the deer and have it tested:

Penticton Office: Craig
Office phone: 250-490-8254
After Hours: 250462-0727

Nelson Office: Aaron
Office phone: 250-354-6288
After Hours: 250-505-4530

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