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Frequently asked questions about elk hoof disease

What is elk hoof disease? Elk hoof disease is a debilitating disease that causes sores on the feet of elk, in addition to deformed, overgrown, broken, or sloughed hooves. Affected elk are often observed limping or holding up a foot. Sporadic cases of the disease may have occurred in southwestern Washington earlier but the number of […]

Bull elk laying in field with cow elk behind him.

What to do if you suspect an elk has elk hoof disease

You can help wildlife officials and researchers monitor and prevent the spread of elk hoof disease, a debilitating disease in elk that causes deformed, overgrown, broken, or sloughed hooves. The disease – now also known as treponeme-associated hoof disease (TAHD) – was first described as a local issue in southwest Washington, but it is now […]