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Imberbe
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Re: African Wild Dog

Unread post by Imberbe » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:18 am

wildheart wrote:https://youtu.be/zh7dk6ccWYA

Domestic dogs at Lower Sabie camp.


What a ridiculous and ignorant video! :wall: :wall:

The dogs in Kruger are working dogs and are all immunised against the canine diseases. They are way to valuable and way to expensive to be left without the necessary veterinary care. As such they are not responsible for the transfer of canine distemper to the wild dog population. Not one of the working dogs at Lower Sabie has been affected by canine distemper.

Wild dogs roam over vast areas and can easily interact with the thousands of domestic animals on the border of the park. The disease can also be transmitted by other wild animals which have come in to contact with domestic animals and then come in to contact with the wild dogs.
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