Tag: mange

October 5, 2022

JWM: Ibex develop resistance to mange

Ibex have developed a resistance to sarcoptic mange after long-term exposure to the disease in the Iberian Peninsula. The first recent cases of sarcoptic mange were reported in the region...

October 1, 2020

TWS2020: To detect mange in coyotes, camera traps ‘mite’ work

Biologists often use camera traps to monitor wildlife populations. But can they also be used to detect disease? Researchers in Chicago turned their cameras on urban coyotes to see if...

June 13, 2017

Chapter launches crowd-funding campaign for kit foxes

TWS’ San Joaquin Valley Chapter is raising money to help treat endangered kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis), whose urban population has been struck by a sarcoptic mange epidemic. “It’s the Chapter...

March 31, 2017

Mange outbreak imperils urban kit foxes

Endangered by habitat loss across its range, the San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) now faces another deadly threat. Sarcoptic mange has been spreading swiftly through its urban population...

April 5, 2016

The winter is more bitter for mangy wolves

Mangy wolves struggle more to cope with the cold and wind than healthy animals. “They could either consume more to replace those lost calories through heat or they could move...

April 30, 2015

Mange Might be Causing More Coyote-Human Interactions

Coyotes living with mange, a contagious skin disease that’s identified by thinned out hair especially on their tails, are more likely to be drawn to human food and other anthropogenic...