Occurrence of Sarcoptic Mange In Foxes in the UK

Mange Occurrence in foxes year 2005

Mange Occurrence in foxes year 2006

Mange Occurrence in foxes year 2007

Sarcoptic Mange Occurrence in foxes year 2008

Mapped Mange Occurrence in foxes 2007


Coloured squares indicate several requests for treatment, pins represent one

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Foxes with mange Birmingham 2007

Foxes with mange Bristol 2007

Foxes with mange London Area 2007

Foxes with mange London Area Zoomed 2007

Foxes with mange London Area Zoomed-1 2007

Foxes with mange London Area Zoomed-2 2007

Foxes with mange London Area Zoomed-3 2007

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Every year we plot mange occurrence on our database, this we then link to the UK map. This gives us a visual of where Sarcoptic mange in foxes is occurring. Plotting mange occurrence on the database gives us an indication of not only where it occurs but in what month and whether over a period of years any particular months stand out or any particular area.

Just looking at mange occurrence over the lfour years 2005 - 2008 already we can start to see similarities in certain months. Just roll your mouse over the images for a larger picture. In 2013 now we do not really need to change or update these maps as they are so similar. So we provide these just for visual purposes.


Mange Occurrence 2005 - 2008

Below you will see the requests for treatment in each month of the year shown from 2005 through to 2008.

From studying the graphs we can clearly see the time we get most reports regarding mangy foxes is May. This may have something to do with the fact that cubs born in April will in May be above ground, so the fox population as a whole as significantly increased, hence more people are seeing more foxes and more people are reporting the mange if it is present. What, after studying these figures we will now do is find out whether the requests for treatment are indeed for adults or cubs.


A significant drop in requests for mange treatment is noted after August, whilst we could conclude that mange drops in the colder months, it could also be something to do with the darker nights, so any analysis of details is hard. From the end of August onwards the darker nights could be the reason why the requests are significantly less, however if this was indeed true one would expect the same results for January, February and March.

Looking at the images from the previous page and this page, we can see the mange occurrence for the year 2007. We included Bristol’s mange occurrence figures because much has been written and studied by the team at Bristol University. These maps show the mange occurrence across the country and the busiest areas we deal with predominately, London, Essex, Middlesex, Surrey. We zoomed in to show  within the London area not only how bad Sarcoptic Mange could be hitting the urban fox population but also the distances between occurrences. When one looks at the mange occurrence in the London area’s it is quite easy to realise why the London area is always our most busiest in comparison to other regions across the UK.


The Birmingham area seems to peak every three to five years so we are expecting this area to be a possible problem in 2008 - 2009 again, as is the case with the Wiltshire area. Even areas that previously were not a significant problem with regards to Sarcoptic Mange ie Northamptonshire are showing regular pockets across the County and also in areas that have otherwise been unrecorded. Scotland is another area that we feel will start showing up more fox mange related cases, as will we feel will the Manchester areas.


Please note: The maps shown on both of these pages and the occurrence plotted are from our database only.  Other fox rescue, wildlife rescue organisations will no doubt be dealing with cage traps and treatments in areas already shown and also those not mentioned. These maps are only provided for reference and do not claim to show  the full mange occurrence for the UK fox population. Many farmers, landowners etc will not think or will not be willing to call upon an organisation that is there for the welfare of foxes, and they would prefer no doubt, to deal with a mangy fox, the only way they know how. Therefore many of the places mange may be occurring in the countryside we have no way of recording. These figures and maps given are only from the occurrences of Sarcoptic Mange in foxes based on the calls received from the National Fox Welfare Society

Sarcoptic Mange Occurrence for foxes n the UK for 2007

Foxes with mange South-1 2007

Foxes with mange South  2007

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