Mange is responsible for population declines in bobcats. Of 15 bobcats with mange 100% were found to carry anticoagulant rodenticides, which compromised their immune systems allowing an opportunistic parasite to flourish.
Take Home: Mange is often a manifestation of anticoagulant poisoning leading to death and population decline in bobcats. Outbreaks of mange in numerous predatory animals are often the first visual sign widespread poisoning is underway.
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