I have a cracking bit of ground and have taken 14 roe off it in the last 10 months. They are generally extremely fit animals and a good weight. I took one this morning and I have seen nothing like it before. It was clearly starting to grow its summer coat but about 50% of its fur was missing altogether. The skin seemed fine, no sign of insects or other irritation. The animal was holding one of the best pieces of ground, was a good weight and behave entirely normally.
I have attached pictures below, you will see -
- a magnificent set of antlers, suggesting no real underlying health issues
- swollen mesenteric nodes
- healthy lungs
- swollen front ankle
- normal sub maxillary node (just above black spot)
- the extent of the missing coat
Oh, he had quite small plums, didnt photo them
The liver nodes and lung nodes were fine but too tricky to photo on my own. I can find nothing to suggest he shouldnt be ok as food. What do you guys reckon?