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Concern for tigers from canine distemper

In response to a report on the recent discovery of a dead tiger in Mersing,Johor, which was believed to have died due to CDV.  WWF-Malaysia Tiger Landscape Lead Dr Mark Rayan Darmaraj told the New Straits Times that in the case of an outbreak, dogs living in close proximity to the forest fringes, particularly in villages, plantations and logging camps, could be tested for the presence of CDV antibodies and vaccinated if the tests came back positive. The virus targets the central nervous system, causing the animals to become disoriented and exhibit no fear. Feral and domesticated dogs have been known to be carriers and can be a source of transmission.  Follow the link below to read more on this worrying development for big cats.

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