If the deer are emaciated probably not EHD. Once infected with EHD, they die fast so they don't have much time to lose that much muscle mass. Usually within 1-3 days.I'm in 4A and have seen 4 sick deer all of which I'm certain had EHD(blue tongue), standing around in a daze, emaciated and slobbering profusely.
If you really cared to find the REAL answer to the question of what was wrong with the deer you would have called the Game Commission so they could at least try to find the answer to your question. After all no one else is going to examine the deer and determine much about it.And the deer that were slobbering hung around for 10-14 days..... im not a biologist just a redneck living in the country observing my surroundings.