Prevalence of antibodies against selected diseases in San Joaquin kit foxes at Camp Roberts, California

by: William G. Standley and Patrick M. McCue
ABSTRACT: Prevalence of antibodies against selected pathogens in a San Joaquin kit fox, Vulpes macrotis mutica, population were investigated at Camp Roberts Army National Guard Training Site, Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, California, in 1989 and 1990. Prevalence of antibodies was determined from serum samples collected from 47 (26 female, 21 male) adult kit foxes and eight (four female, four male) juveniles. Antibodies were detected against five of the eight pathogens tested: canine distemper virus, canine parvovirus, infectious canine hepatitis virus, Leptospira interrogans, and Toxoplasma gondii. Antibodies were not detected against Brucella canis, Yersinia pestis, or Coccidioides immitis.

1997. California Fish and Game 83(1):30-37.
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