Table 1: Parameter definitions.

Variable Definition

Number of susceptible female deer at time
Number of susceptible male deer at time
Number of exposed female deer at time
Number of exposed male deer at time
Number of infected female deer at time
Number of infected male deer at time
Fecundity
Transmission rate
Harvesting rate of females
Harvesting rate of males
Transmissibility to females from an asymptomatic deer
Transmissibility to females from infected deer
Transmissibility to males from asymptomatic deer
Transmissibility to males from infected deer
Rate of transmission from asymptomatic deer
Rate of transmission from infected deer
Rate of contact between infected males and susceptible females
Rate of contact between infected females and susceptible males
Rate of contact between infected males and susceptible males
Rate of contact between infected females and susceptible females
Incubation period
Lifespan for exposed deer
Lifespan for asymptomatic deer
Rate of progression from exposed class to infected class
Rate of progression from exposed class to asymptomatic class
Rate of progression from asymptomatic class to infected class
Natural death rate for females
Natural death rate for males
Death rate due to disease
Density-dependent reduction rate for females
Density-dependent reduction rate for males
Average harem size
The probability that the newborn of an asymptomatic mother is susceptible