Rare osteochondroma associated with natural mortality of a wild white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Melissa M. Kalb, Debra L. Miller, Michael K Keel, Jacob L. Bowman

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Within a 6-mo period, a radio-col-lared, white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) doe from Delaware, US, developed a fatal head mass consistent with osteochondroma. We suspected a retroviral etiology, but test results were negative. Population implications were not suspected, but this case is concerning as these tumors are not thought to cause mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-429
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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