An abscess is a localized bacterial infection that often contains white, green, or yellow creamy material.
Diseases Wildlife Get
Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites are a normal and unavoidable part of the natural environment, so some disease is normal within a wildlife population. Usually diseases affect only a portion of animals and are not detrimental to a population, yet some diseases can spread widely and become a serious concern. MDC biologists watch for outbreaks of diseases that can harm wildlife populations as well as those that can be transmitted to humans, pets, and livestock.
Browse this section to learn about diseases that affect wildlife in Missouri and which ones can be harmful to humans and domestic animals.