Vol.80, No.3 March 2018
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Epizootic of sarcoptic mange in raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in relation to population density
Natsuko SUGIURA et al. (pp. 544–548)
To examine outbreaks of mange in raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) with respect to population density, we analyzed camera trap videos. The skin condition of raccoon dogs recorded on video was evaluated to identify those with and without alopecia. Fig. 3-a shows that a raccoon dog without alopecia recorded on video by camera trapping. Skin lesions were not detected. On the other hands, Fig. 3-b shows that a raccoon dog with alopecia recorded on video by camera trapping. Skin lesions, including alopecia, were observed.
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