Diseases of Michigan's Wildlife
- Bovine TuberculosisBovine tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium bovis. It primarily affects cattle, but other animals like deer may become infected.
- Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)A disease of the central nervous system found in deer and elk.
- Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in White-Tailed Deer
- Type E Botulism in Michigan's WildlifeType E botulism has been confirmed in the deaths of many fish-eating waterfowl and diving ducks along the beaches of northern Lake Michigan.
- West Nile VirusFollow this link to the State of Michigan's comprehensive West Nile Virus website. Report sick or dead birds and mammals here.
- Frequently Asked Questions About White-Nose Syndrome
More About White-Nose Syndrome
- Other Emerging DiseasesEmerging infectious diseases that may be transmitted between animals and humans are a concern for all. Learn more about these diseases at Michigan's multi-agency Emerging Diseases website.
- Winter Starvation and Diseased Wildlife Reporting
- Bovine Tuberculosis Information for Hunters
- How Chronic Wasting Disease Affects HuntersInformation about CWD surveillance, the ban on deer and elk baiting and feeding in the Lower Peninsula, restrictions for hunters importing deer or elk, and frequently asked questions.
- Information About Type E Botulism for Waterfowl HuntersType E botulism-related precautions that waterfowl hunters in the northern Lower Peninsula and the eastern Upper Peninsula should follow.
- Information for Game Bird Hunters
- Check Your Deer Laboratory Testing Results Online
- DNR Wildlife Disease LabThe DNR Wildlife Disease Laboratory is responsible for monitoring the health and well-being of the wildlife in the state of Michigan.