Experimental infection of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) with Sarcoptes scabiei var. vulpes.


Two of 3 red foxes became experimentally infected with Sarcoptes scabiei v. vulpes isolated from a naturally infected wild fox. The first clinical sign was seen after 10 days. After 30 days hairless patches were observed on the back of one of the foxes while general hair loss continued slowly. On the other fox the only macroscopical changes was tangling of… (More)