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Distemper in raccoons and foxes suspected of having rabies

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

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Abstract

1) Twenty-one raccoons and 3 red foxes were collected from areas where suspected rabies occurred. All were found to be nonrabid. 2) Distemper was diagnosed in 14 of the 21 raccoons by demonstrating intracytoplasmic and intranuclear inclusions in the brain and visceral tissues. Two of the 3 foxes were considered to have distemper; the clinical signs were typical and mouse inoculation tests were negative for rabies. 3) Deaths of the other 7 raccoons were attributed to: leishmaniasis 1, gastritis 1, bronchopneumonia 1, parasitism 2, car injury 1; 1 showed no significant lesions. The death of 1 fox was attributed to parasitism. 4) Distemper may be a frequent cause of death in raccoons and foxes, in epizootics which simulate rabies.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Distemper in raccoons and foxes suspected of having rabies
Series title:
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume
132
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1958
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
31-35
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
First page:
31
Last page:
35