Skunk Problem: Cases of Distemper

Important notices, emergencies, and alerts  

  • You may have noticed the presence of dead skunks on the territory. This has been a significant problem in the town for the past few months.

  • The SPCA has considered poisoning as a cause, but has determined that it is the distemper disease.

  • Distemper is a contagious viral disease caused by a morbillivirus.

  • A very common disease in Quebec

  • Because of the very frequent presence of this virus in wild populations, some of which live very close to humans, such as raccoons, it is strongly recommended that all domestic dogs be vaccinated on a regular basis.

  • Information (French document): https://mffp.gouv.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/Distemper.pdf
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