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#4146 - 10/05/05 07:58 AM Sarcoptic Mange
Coy-Dog Offline
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Registered: 09/22/05
Posts: 39
Loc: Ransomville,N.Y
Just wondering if any of you trapper,s have seen any mange in your part of the country.I seen one very badly manged fox last week.It sure can mess your season up.

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#4147 - 10/05/05 08:29 AM Re: Sarcoptic Mange
hatch Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 48
Loc: ny
i know someone that told me he trapped a couple yote's last year that had it now he has seen a bunch he shoots them and buries them. i've never seen any proof though

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#4148 - 10/05/05 10:10 AM Re: Sarcoptic Mange
Carhartt Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Western PA
Here in western PA, I have seen mange on several red and grey fox that either me or my buddies have trapped. But its never been too bad, usually just small patches. I have seen two live red foxes missing almost all of their fur, but I'm not sure if it was actually mange.

~Carhartt

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#4149 - 10/05/05 02:29 PM Re: Sarcoptic Mange
trap jaw Offline
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Registered: 06/09/05
Posts: 430
Loc: Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania
A few years ago, a buddy and I had gotten a couple reds in South Eastern Pa.that had mange. One of the ones he got had no tail fur at all. I had gotten one that had a large patch on its back. I haven't seen any like that since then however and I hope I never do.

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#4150 - 10/05/05 06:23 PM Re: Sarcoptic Mange
skinner69 Offline
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Registered: 07/24/05
Posts: 152
Loc: stillwater,new york
Last season a fellow i know caught 7 coyotes the opening week of the season and 2 had the mange-all 7 came out of the same area.Why 2 had it and the rest didn't i don't know.I trap the next farm over from him and none of the ones i got had it.

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#4151 - 10/05/05 07:19 PM Re: Sarcoptic Mange
SilverFox92O Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 6
Loc: Paul Smith's College
i had to put down a red fox this summer that had mange preatty bad that was about early june. . . . .now i dunno if i am going out on a limb or not but this is the most cases of mange i have heard of in a long time does anyone think that we might have a small problem? also a good topic to ask is what is the best way to dispose of an animal with mange? i took care of mine by burying it and i never touched it.

Nick

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#4152 - 10/05/05 07:46 PM Re: Sarcoptic Mange
Coon_Gitter Offline
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Registered: 08/01/05
Posts: 102
Loc: Hillsdale NY
I would probably turn it into the board of health. I found a dead fox in the woods and my dad took it there. They dispose of it and run tests on it so i think its the best way to go.

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#4153 - 10/05/05 08:15 PM Re: Sarcoptic Mange
Coy-Dog Offline
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Registered: 09/22/05
Posts: 39
Loc: Ransomville,N.Y
Mange as i understand is transmitted when animals are over crowded as far as that go's any disease.It's seem to be the same with distemper.I Don't skin them real bad, that is they have to have all there hair except for most of the tail.I ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES !!Best to bury the animal deep so it is not to easy to dig up.I have people tell me that they think they seen a rabid coon in thier back yard when 98% of the time its distemper.

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#4154 - 10/06/05 03:32 AM Re: Sarcoptic Mange
stu Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 141
Loc: Cordova Maryland
It's a problem in Maryland . Some places you will catch 2 mangy foxes to every one that is good . It seems to be more ,where they are overpopulated.

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#4155 - 10/06/05 12:05 PM Re: Sarcoptic Mange
trap jaw Offline
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Registered: 06/09/05
Posts: 430
Loc: Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania
In the area I was referring to in Southeastern Pa., there are a bunch of Horse back fox hunters who chase foxes with dogs. I know that they bring in live foxes that they purchase, and turn them loose, so that, in their minds, they add to the population. I've often wondered what impact this would have on the local fox population as far as disease goes. If only they could understand the dis-service they are doing.

These people know nothing about the animals they are illegally importing or where they came from. The political positions some of these people hold keeps them out of trouble with authorities for what they are doing. I'm not trying to get off topic here, but I wonder if this might contribute to the problem in areas where this type of thing occurrs. If a fox with a case of mange, no matter how light the infection, is relocated to an area where mange is not present, isn't it most likely that the fox could be infecting other animals in the area, even if there is not an overpopulation issue.

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