These images left show Zorro a fox cub, over an eight week period, recovering from
a severe case of Sarcoptic Mange.
In 2011, NFWS continues to lead the way forward in eliminating Sarcoptic mange /
canine Mange in foxes across the UK.
Sarcoptic Mange / Canine Mange / Fox Mange is a terrible condition that left untreated
will see the death of the infected fox. We believe that if a condition can be treated
then it should be, regardless of whether the householder is unwilling, or unable
to pay for the treatment. If you have seen a fox with mange and would be willing
to provide food (in the form of a jam or honey sandwiches each night), the treatment
can be sent to you free of charge. To receive mange treatment and an information
leaflet, please click on the Sarcoptic Mange Treatment link ( Top Left ). If you
are able to make a donation, please do so, we rely solely on public support.
We are not advocating a diet of Jam or Honey sandwiches for the UK fox population.
This is merely a vehicle for the treatment. Foxes love anything sweet, the local
cat population usually doesn’t. So by putting the mange drops into something sweet,
we know it will be the fox that takes it, not the cats.
To give an indication of the commitment of the National Fox Welfare Society, in an
average week, we can send out, free of charge between 70 - 100 bottles of treatment.
Visit our foxy mange website for mange treatment and to see where the mange is occurring
in the UK, some photographs of foxes suffering from varying degrees of mange, peoples
letters who have successfully treated foxes with mange. We also have a FAQ for mange
plus lots of information to help foxes suffering from mange.
Not all mange in foxes starts at the base of the tail and works its way up the rest
of the body, whilst it’s common, it’s not the rule. Click on any of the two photographs
below to see a larger photograph of how Sarcoptic Mange, wrongly termed ‘Fox Mange’
can affect foxes.
In the fox photographed below (photographs copyright to Stefan Nahajski) you can
see the mange possibly started on the foxes legs. This causes great irritation to
the fox so it often bites the affected areas, this causes the mange to spread to
the face. Mange treatment has been sent out to treat this fox
If you are able to make a donation thank you. It will ensure we will still be able
to send out this free treatment to people who are willing to help the foxes in their
gardens, but are unable to afford to purchase it.