Species Affected by CVD

A wide range of terrestrial carnivores and some marine mammal carnivores are susceptible to natural CDV infection. Below is just a sample of the diversity of species that are succeptable (1).

Canidae family (e.g. dog, dingo, fox, coyote, wolf, jackal)

1. Canis latrans (coyote) 1. Domestic Dog
1. Canis aureus (golden jackal)

Mustelidae family (e.g. weasel, ferret, mink, skunk, badger, stoat, marten, otter) 

1. Enhydra lutris (sea otter) 1. Taxidea taxus (American badger) 1. Martes americana (American marten)

Procyonidae family (e.g. kinkajou, coati, bassariscus, raccoon, red panda) may succumb to CDV infection.

1. Potos flavus (kinkajou) 1. Procyon lotor (northern raccoon) 1. Nasua nasua (South American coati)

Procyon lotor (northern raccoon)

Large cats (e.g. lions, leopards and tigers in California in 1992, and lions in Tanzania in 1994) were found to be susceptible to CDV infection and disease.

1. Panthera pardus (leopard)

1. Panthera tigris (tiger)
1. Panthera leo (lion)

Marine Mammal carnivores including, pinnepeds, sea otters, cetaceans and polar bears
were found to be succeptable (4).

1. Delphinapterus leucas (beluga)

2. Pusa sibirica (Baikal seal)

1. Ursus maritimus (polar bear)

CDV has been isolated from the brains of javelinas (collared peccaries) with clinical signs of encephalitis.

1. Pecari tajacu (collared peccary)