Monday 10 June 2013

Canine measles

Some of the world's rarest big cat species are facing a potentially deadly threat from a virus carried by domestic dogs.
John Lewis, director of Wildlife Vets International, said there was evidence that Indonesian tigers were at risk.
Canine distemper virus has evolved and changed its pattern of animals it can infect to include marine mammals (such as seals) and big cats.
Dr Lewis plans to work with Indonesian vets to develop a strategy to protect the nation's tigers from the virus.


Whispering Walls said...

Does the dog have to bite the tiger to pass it on? I don't rate it's chances!

Eurodog said...

Probably an airborne virus, WW. You're right, just as well.