Serum Chemistry, Hematologic, and Post- Mortem Findings in Free-Ranging Bobcats (Lynx Rufus) with Notoedric Mange

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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