Infectious canine hepatitis in a gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

Richard W. Gerhold, Andrew B. Allison, Danielle L. Temple, Michael J. Chamberlain, Karen R. Strait, Michael K Keel

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A free-ranging adult mate gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) with moderate diarrhea and thick ocular mucus discharge was examined postmortem. Microscopically, the fox had intranuclear inclusion bodies within hepatocytes. Canine adenovirus-1 was identified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and nucleotide sequencing. To our knowledge, this is the first report of clinical infectious canine hepatitis in a gray fox.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)734-736
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Canine adenovirus
  • Gray fox
  • Infectious canine hepatitis
  • Urocyon cinereoargenteus

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  • veterinary(all)

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    Gerhold, R. W., Allison, A. B., Temple, D. L., Chamberlain, M. J., Strait, K. R., & Keel, M. K. (2007). Infectious canine hepatitis in a gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 43(4), 734-736.