A disease normally seen in deer living in hot and dry conditions has already resulted in nine cases in Nebraska cattle this summer.

Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) is known to affect deer, however biting insects called midges have spread the disease to cattle this summer.

A release Sept. 6 by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture says there have been nine confirmed cases throughout the state.

State Veterinarian Dr. Dennis Hughes says the disease has no preventative measures or treatment options and symptoms include fever, anorexia, swollen eyes, nasal and eye discharge and lamness.

Producers are encouraged to contact their local veterinarians if they have animals showing any symptoms.

The disease-spreading midges should disappear with the first frost.