Desert Kit Fox Disease Surveillance


Kit Foxes

IERC is assisting California Department of Fish and Game’s Wildlife Investigations Lab as well as California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory in the investigation of of a canine distemper epizootic occurring in kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis) in the Southern California Desert. Serological and molecular evaluations of several carnivore pathogens are being conducted at the IERC laboratory and this information is being used by agencies to manage this epizootic.