All the deer that I had pics of with the blowed up hooves looked in prime condition all year prior including spring and then in December/January they developed the hoof problem and then ended up mia. They weren't suffering prior December. I had lots of prior data on each of the deer I'm referencing. I'm sure it wasn't ehd. I have no doubt ehd causes issues to survivors hooves or those in its grasp. The one buck that survived the hoof issue was taken this year and he was the epitome of health. The hoof though that was blowed up like the pics above was now almost shrunken as if it had withered. He showed no favoritism on it in pictures but that doesn't mean he didn't. The hoof as a whole was now considerably smaller than the others that weren't infected.