Mange is a Serious Problem

Fox with Mange before treatment

Fox after treatment, fully recovered. 🙂

Coyote Admitted 10/24/2017 with the worst case of mange ever seen by Procyon Wildlife Staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANGE is a type of skin disease caused by parasitic mites.  Since mites also infect plants, birds, and reptiles, the term “mange”, suggests a poor condition of the hairy coat due to infection.  Mange can be seen in domestic animals (cats and dogs), in livestock such as sheep and in wild animals such as coyotes, fox and many others species.  If the infected wild animal is brought to a wildlife rehab centre, the disease is fully treatable. 

Here is a before/after picture of a fox that was admitted to Procyon Wildlife. With the proper medication and TLC this fox is ready to be released today, without it, it would surely have passed away.  Another happy ending!  

 

 

 

 

 

Last night we admitted a coyote (bottom pic) that came in with the worst case of Mange we have seen in a long time.  Here’s hoping for another happy ending for this little girl.

A Big Thank you to Alliston Union Public School for Their Generosity!

Debra Spilar of Procyon Wildlife made a presentation at Alliston Union Public School for Mrs Macrae’s classroom today.

This is what the kids in that class collected for our animals as part of their math/science program.

What a great way to help our injured and orphaned babies at Procyon Wildlife. You too can help by collecting maple keys, acorns, chestnuts, pine cones, walnuts, willow branches, dandelions and apples.

Thank you.