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Deer University


Deer University is an educational podcast focusing on the science of deer - all topics center around deer ecology, biology, and management. This podcast is part of the larger podcast network Natural Resources University, funded by the Renewable Resources Extension Act.

 

Natural Resources University: https://naturalresourcesuniversity.libsyn.com/

Jun 3, 2021

Supplemental feeding of deer has become a common practice throughout most of the white-tailed deer’s range. Deer biologists often warn of the potential risks of supplemental feeding related to transfer of disease among deer, other wildlife, and people.  In this episode we interview Miranda Huang, a graduate student in the MSU Deer Lab, about her research where she quantified disease risk from parasites and aflatoxins.  The results were surprising!