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Listeriosis

One outbreak of nervous listeriosis resembling distemper has been reported in foxes. Most were about four week of age. Symptoms included weakness, loss of appetite, tremors, neck rigidity and salivation. Death took place after seven to eleven days of illness.Antibiotics were of very limited value. The suspected source of infection was abottoir offal.

Fox Diseases. Novia Scotia Dept. of Agriculture and Marketing Livestock Service.