EHD (Epizootic hemorrhagic disease) discovered in Ohio cattle:
Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) has been detected on two cattle farms in Pike County, Ohio, says the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). It is the first time in the state's history that the disease, commonly found in white-tailed deer, has ever been discovered in cattle. EHD is spread via gnats or biting flies and is typically fatal in deer, but in cattle usually runs its course like common influenza. ODA believes that the summer drought has drawn animals and insects to common watering spots, increasing spread of the disease.